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I Need A Cocktail: Sweet Sweet Heat

I Need A Cocktail: Sweet Sweet Heat

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Ok … wrap your head around this: ghost pepper simple syrup. Sounds weird as s**t, right? Well, as it turns out … it’s pretty freaking awesome.

I had a few of my writers (and some +1s) over Sunday for a cocktail before we went to gorge on Endless Appetizers and had decided to make Blueberry Lavender Mojitos (from Market-Fresh Mixology). Well … since I’m a goofball, I thought my homemade lavender gin was actually lavender syrup*, so they ended up being gin mojitos (if that’s a thing). To make things even more fun, we tossed some Torani Sweet Heat syrup into the cocktails. (Recipe below.)

I’m excited to try this syrup in more of my cocktails. While I usually hate margaritas, spicy margaritas are OK in my book, so I’m half considering smuggling some of this into the next Tex-Mex restaurant I visit. (No, Mr. Manager … this flask doesn’t have alcohol in it. Why?)

Buy Torani Sweet Heat online or at a retailer. (Call ahead to check since it’s one of their more unique flavors.)


What You'll Need:

12 mint leaves

2oz lavender gin

juice of 1/2 lime

15 blueberries

club soda

1/4oz Torani Sweet Heat Ghost Pepper syrup

How You'll Do It:

Muddle the mint leaves, lime juice, blueberries, and gin in a tall glass. (Don’t over-muddle.)

Add pepper syrup and stir.

Add ice, top with club soda, and stir carefully with a bar spoon.

Here are some other recipes that Torani suggests for Sweet Heat:


½oz Torani Sweet Heat syrup

1¼oz fresh lime juice

8oz soda water


(Add a shot of vodka for a little more fun)


1½oz Torani Sweet Heat syrup

1oz simple syrup

1¼oz fresh lemon juice

8oz water


(Add a flavored vodka for a little more fun)


For more know-how on cocktails head to Susie's blog susiedrinksdallas.com!

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