Cocktail of the Week: Sweet Heat

We’re back with this week’s Cocktail of the Week: Sweet Heat.

sweetsmallJust as the name implies, this cocktail marries sweet and heat. It features SKYY Ginger Vodka along with habanero pepper. This seems like a bold move, what with the habanero and ginger paired together in a martini-style drink, but it is actually quite delicious because it does have a balance of the sweet and spicy. As with all spicy cocktails, it is recommended to ease into the use of pepper, and always keep in mind that there should be a balance of flavors, which is easy enough if you follow the recipe.

Glass: Rocks or Cocktail

Ingredients: 

  • 1 1/2 ounces SKYY Infusions Ginger Vodka
  • 1/2 ounce small, de-seeded habanero pepper slice
  • 3/4 ounce agave syrup
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • Candied ginger

Instructions:

  1. Gently muddle pepper slice in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, with the exception of candied ginger, with ice.
  3. Shake vigorously and strain into a cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with candied ginger on the rim of glass.
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