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Sweet Heat

By Alex Straus of Suite 700 (Hotel Shangri-La) in Los Angeles for SKYY Vodka

Sweet Heat Cocktail - SKYY Ginger Vodka

Sweet Heat Cocktail

Photo Courtesy: © SKYY Ginger Vodka
Just as the name implies, this cocktail marries sweet and heat. It is the creation of Alex Straus of Suite 700 at the Hotel Shangri-La in Los Angeles and features SKYY Vodka's new flavor, ginger. This seems like a bold move, what with the habanero and ginger paired in a martini-style drink, but it is quite delicious because it does have a balance of the sweet and spicy. As with all spicy cocktails, I encourage you to ease into the use of pepper here and remember that there should be a balance of flavors, which I'm sure you will find if you follow the recipe.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Drink



  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 rim of glass.
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