The Path of Flames, by Phil Tucker
One of the most adorable and intriguing creatures in Tucker’s world is the Firecat. A sweet companion animal with the possibility of a dangerous edge, I found myself wanting to create a cocktail to represent them. This is a peachy concoction with a slow burn, and nicely customizable depending on your tolerance for heat! I think the amounts I used create a pleasant spiciness that isn’t too harsh, but those with a low tolerance and chili-heads may want to alter to their own tastes.
You will need:
- Cocktail shaker
- 2 oz Tequila
- 1 oz Vodka
- 4 oz peach juice
- 2-3 drops orange bitters
- 1 tsp red pepper/chilli jelly
- 3-4 drops hot sauce (Or to taste. I used Tapatío, but others would be equally good!)
- 1 sprig Rosemary
Put 4-5 ice cubes in the cocktail shaker. Add tequila, vodka, peach juice, orange bitters, red pepper jelly and hot sauce. Shake vigorously.
Fill a tumbler with ice cubes. Strain cocktail over the ice, and stir with the sprig of rosemary – leave in the tumbler for garnish.