Libation Celebration: Pink Heat …

The last seven days have firmly placed me on my butt.  From personal grief to work woes to friends in turmoil, everything has hit at once and I can say without a doubt that I need a drink.  Actually for my friends in Detroit and in Atlanta, that would be a drank….

Fortunately, I have the perfect “drank” to combat my woes.  It’s a libation I am calling Pink Heat…..a tart cocktail that packs a wallop thanks to the inclusion of Hanger One Chipotle Vodka but it mellowed by one of my new favorite mixers, Wild Poppy’s Blood Orange Chili juice.  It’s a walk on the wild side hidden in a cute package.  I liken this drink to the girl bully we all had in elementary school that wore dresses but still would kick your butt at recess.  I can only imagine this is the drink she now drinks all grown up…….


[Pink Heat]


- 1 jigger of Hanger One Chipotle Vodka

- 1 jigger of Cielo Rojo Bacanora

- 3 jiggers of Wild Poppy Blood Orange Chili juice

- 1 teaspoon of agave syrup

- 1 tablespoon sugar

- 1 teaspoon chipotle powder

- chili flakes (decoration)


Mix sugar and chipotle powder on a small saucer.  Moisten rim of glass and roll edge in sugar mixture.  Set aside.  In a cocktail shaker add vodka, bacanora, juice & agave syrup with ice and shake.  Place one large ice cube & strained mixture into rimmed glass.  Garnish with a pinch of chili flakes.

[photo credit: photo by adza // original recipe: courtney lake // photo styling: courtney lake]

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2 Responses to Libation Celebration: Pink Heat …

  1. cassie {hi sugarplum} Mar 26 2014 at 10:35 pm #

    I would slam that drank back right now!! Hope your week has picked up and cheered up!! xo

  2. Chloe Mar 28 2014 at 1:14 am #

    right on!! thanks for the post, courtney! love that wild poppy :)

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