Tropical Heat

March 8, 2010 (Day 37) — Tropical Heat

When Jenn and I got married almost two years ago (wow… already) during our honeymoon, we usually ended up finishing up our night at the hotel‘s bar. Now, that may sound kind of well… loserish. But trust me when I say the Driftwood Room was a far cry from loserish. In fact, it wasn’t uncommon for us to see non-guests ending the night there as well. That photo you see in my header? That’s the Driftwood Room. And it was killer.

From the Driftwood Room’s Facebook page.

And one of the signature drinks our favorite bartender would make was a thing called the Tropical Heat. What was in it? Pepper vodka, muddled mango, pineapple juice, Tabasco, garnished with a dash of cinnamon.

I think. And it’s just because I couldn’t remember the EXACT recipe, that Jenn and I made our own version of this lovely summer cocktail. So, our apologies to the Driftwood bartenders if we completely butchered your recipe. But this is pretty dang close.

  • 2 oz. black pepper vodka
  • 2 oz. peach schnapps
  • 2 oz cranberry juice
  • 2 oz. orange juice
  • Three dashes of Tabasco sauce
  • Cinnamon for garnish

Mix your liquor and Tabasco together in a cocktail shaker and pour into a large, chilled martini glass. Garnish with dash of cinnamon.

It’s got a great heat to it, evened out with the smoothness and sweetness of the peach schnapps and the juices.

A great drink for a chilly night as such as this.


— Mark


  1. […] black pepper and mango  flavored. So, we’re already fans of pepper flavor. We also make a killer cocktail that features that vodka with Tabasco. So, this isn’t a completely unheard of […]

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