Things Are Heating Up At The Nu Shooz Headquarters.

Preparations are under way for the Nu Shooz Kung Pao Kitchen CD Release & Listening Party which is set to take place at Lucky Strike in Portland, Oregon on Thursday, August 2. 

According to Nu Shooz, Rita – the master mixologist at Lucky Strike – has crafted a signature spirit in celebration of the event: The Kung Pao Cocktail! This exclusive libation will be available for $6 from 7-9pm during the party. However, for those who won’t be physically present (although you will be with us in spirit), we invite you to sip and savor the Kung Pao Cocktail from the comfort of your own home:

2oz. Vodka (We love organic Prairie Vodka)
2oz. Fresh grapefruit juice
3/4oz. Sichuan peppercorn simple syrup* (See recipe below)
Sichuan Peppercorn Simple Syrup
1 part sugar
1 part water
Pinch of whole dry Sichuan peppercorn
Bring to a boil in a heavy saucepan over medium heat
Strain and let cool for a few minutes
Garnish with grapefruit zest or lemon peel