Fuego Manzana
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Fuego Manzana
Cocktail recipe

Rating

4.5 / 5
Created by Danny Smith from Che, in London, this drink literally translates as Fire Apple. Created by Danny Smith from Che, in London, this drink literally translates as Fire Apple.
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Apple schnapps
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Chilli
Alcohol content
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21% | 2.63 units *

Cocktail Colin says:

5/5

Fuego Manzana lives up to its name with a fiery blend of chilled tequila and fiery chili pepper, cooled by apple schnapps and lime juice. The contrasting flavors ignite a tantalizing spice that plays well with the fruitier, refreshing undertones, creating a bold drink for those who like adventure in their glass.

Method
How to make a Fuego Manzana

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Muddle the red chilli slices into the base of a cocktail shaker before adding the other ingredients
Shake well with ice before straining into a chilled cocktail glass
Garnish with another chilli pepper and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Muddle  ·  Shake  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly shake a Fuego Manzana cocktail to blend the flavors?

To properly shake a Fuego Manzana, first, fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes. Add the lime juice, apple juice, sugar syrup, apple schnapps, and tequila reposado. Place the lid on the shaker and shake vigorously for about 10 to 15 seconds. This ensures that the ingredients are well chilled and mixed, enhancing the cocktail's flavor profile.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some creative garnishing ideas for a Fuego Manzana?

For a Fuego Manzana, consider garnishing with a thin apple slice, a small red chili pepper on the rim for an extra pop of color and to hint at the spicy flavor, or a lime wheel for a citrusy accent. You can also rim the glass with chili powder mixed with salt to accentuate the cocktail’s spicy notes.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Fuego Manzana to preserve its flavors?

The Fuego Manzana should be served in a pre-chilled cocktail glass to keep it cold without diluting the mix with ice. Shake the cocktail with ice before straining it into the glass to ensure it's cold. Serve immediately after preparation to enjoy its vibrant and spicy flavor profile at its best.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute apple schnapps in a Fuego Manzana if I don't have it?

Yes, if you don't have apple schnapps, you can substitute it with calvados or another apple brandy. However, keep in mind that these substitutes may alter the flavor slightly, as they can be less sweet and more potent than apple schnapps. Adjust the amount of sugar syrup accordingly to balance the taste.

FOOD_PAIRINGS

What are some food pairings that complement the flavors of Fuego Manzana?

The Fuego Manzana pairs well with Mexican or spicy dishes that match its bold flavors, such as tacos, nachos with spicy salsa, or grilled chicken with a chili rub. For a contrasting pairing, try it with sweet desserts like apple pie or caramel flan to balance the cocktail's spiciness.

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