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    Drinks Special

    Recipe for Unspirited Esteban mocktail

    Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff

    Makes 1

    The drink is named for a character eaten by a “Jaguar shark’’ in the Wes Anderson movie “The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou,’’ one of bartender Todd Maul’s favorite films.

    1/4  jalapeno pepper, seeded 

    1/4  lime  


    1/4  cup lime juice  

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    1/4  cup simple syrup (made with 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water heated until the sugar dissolves) 

    1/3  cup club soda  

    1. Blacken the jalapeno and lime over an open flame; leave to cool.

    2. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the jalapeno and lime. Add lime juice, syrup, club soda, and ice. Shake gently. Fill a tall glass with fresh ice. Strain the drink into it. Adapted from Clio