Fire Potion

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 by Raul Faria

Fire Potion was created with and for Golia Vodka. Its tart and a little spicy plus it’s a pretty straightforward cocktail to make. When creating cocktails for Golia vodka I’m always inspired by the Mongolian Empire and its leader…Genghis Khan. I imagine a sprawling Empire full of warriors, elders and alchemists. Fire Potion draws it’s inspiration from the alchemists of the old Empire. I wanted to utilize easily accessible ingredients that would also fit in with what would have been available in the ancient marketplaces. I’m assuming jalapeno peppers are not native to Mongolia but I had to sacrifice some thematic accuracy for easier access 🙂 Lets make a Fire Potion!

1) Lets get our tools together; we will need our Boston Shaker, a Hawthorne Strainer, Double-Strainer, a pairing knife, a jigger with a 1 oz and a .5 oz measure, our citrus press and a rocks or double old fashioned glass. Our shopping list will consist of Golia vodka, Yellow Chartreuse, POM wonderful, lemons, sugar, and jalapeno peppers.

2) We will need to some prep done beforehand-

Jalapeno slices– We will need 4 jalapeno slices per cocktail. Three for the cocktail itsef and one for the garnish. Now a couple of things when preparing spicy peppers. First I would highly recommend using latex gloves during preparation. Trust me. Youre eyes will thank you when you go to take your contacts out at night. Begin by slicing off the stem and discard it. Next simply cut your slices. If you prefer it less spicy you can remove the seeds from the slices with your knife.

Simple syrup– Simply mix 1 cup of water with 1 cup of sugar and stir until dissolved. I prefer a 60/40 ratio of sugar to water and I use hot water to help it dissolve.

Lemon Juice– Slice your lemons in half and using our citrus press squeeze directly into your jigger as needed or you can utilize a double-strainer and strain into a separate container for later use.

3) We can begin by adding three jalapeno slices to our mixing glass portion of the Boston Shaker.

4) Next lets get our .25 oz honey syrup into the mixing glass.

5) Now we can add our .75 oz lemon juice.

6) Add our 1 oz of POM wonderful pomegranate juice. POM wonderful is the best and also the most accessible 100% pomegranate juice on the market. If you can’t find POM or prefer to use fresh pomegranate juice feel free to substitute.

7) Time to add the star of the show, our 2 oz of Golia vodka. Golia is definitely a product of its environment, the beautiful, rugged, frontier like coutryside of Mongolia. Golia’s water is sourced from underground well water that is drawn from the Khüiten Peak, the tallest mountain in Mongolia, assuring the water is pure and untouched by pollutants. It is made from winter wheat that is farmed organically and utilizes no tilling farming techniques. The final product is then run through silver and platinum filters.

8) Now we can add our .75oz of Yellow Chartruese to the mixing glass. We’ve used Yellow and green Chartreuse in a few other recipes like The “L” Word and Bitter Betty. Full of herbal flavor with notes of black pepper.

9) Add ice to our mixing glass and shake. Double-strain into our chilled ice filled rocks or double old fashioned glass and garnish with a jalapeno slice and a lemon wedge. Enjoy!

Fire Potion– 2 oz Golia Vodka, .75 oz Yellow Chartreuse, .75 oz lemon juice, .25 oz simple syrup, 1 oz of POM wonderful, 3 jalapeno slices, add ice, shake, double-strain into ice filled rocks or double old fashioned glass, garnish with a jalapeno slice and a lemon wedge.

 

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