Heat in the Hawthorn
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Heat in the Hawthorn
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.72 / 5
The chilli in this drink really works well with the vodka and vermouth. If you've got time infuse the Cotswold vodka with some chillis - but beware or you may ... more The chilli in this drink really works well with the vodka and vermouth. If you've got time infuse the Cotswold vodka with some chillis - but beware or you may have a vodka with a little too much heat!
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Base ingredient
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Chilli
Alcohol content
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31.65% | 2.88 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Heat in the Hawthorn

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Slice up a small chilli and add to a cocktail shaker
Shake up with the vermouth and Cotswold vodka with ice and single strain into a chilled martini glass
Rim the glass with a sliced chilli before dropping the chilli in and serving
~ Ensure to add all the seeds from the chilli for the extra heat kick. ~

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

·  Shake  ·  Strain  ·  Rim  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another type of vermouth for the white vermouth in Heat in the Hawthorn?

Yes, you can substitute white vermouth with dry vermouth if you prefer a slightly drier taste, or with sweet vermouth for a richer, sweeter flavor profile. However, keep in mind that this will slightly alter the original taste of the cocktail.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnish would complement the Heat in the Hawthorn cocktail?

A thin slice of chili pepper on the rim of the glass or a small chili pepper on a cocktail skewer placed in the glass would complement the spicy notes of the cocktail. Alternatively, a twist of lime can add a fresh, zesty accent.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Is there a specific technique to infuse the chili pepper flavor into the Heat in the Hawthorn cocktail?

To infuse the chili pepper flavor, muddle the chili pepper in the shaker before adding the rest of the ingredients. This will release the essential oils and spice. For a milder flavor, you can slice or chop the chili and let it infuse in the vodka for a few hours before straining and using it in the cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal serving temperature for Heat in the Hawthorn, and should it be served with ice?

Heat in the Hawthorn is best served cold but not diluted, so it’s advisable to shake it with ice to chill and then strain it into a cocktail glass without additional ice. This preserves the full flavor profile and strength of the cocktail.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Heat in the Hawthorn compare to that of a standard margarita?

The alcohol content of Heat in the Hawthorn is approximately 31.65%, which is higher than the average alcohol content of a standard margarita, which usually ranges around 20-30% ABV depending on the recipe. This makes Heat in the Hawthorn a stronger choice.

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