December 12, 2015

proof vodka, spicy sidekick, Vol. 159


Two weeks left of shopping madness. Take a break with one of these zesty cocktails. We have a few shopping suggestions as well. This week’s post is for your spicy sidekick. For more information on proof brands visit www.proofbrands.com


the red thai 2 oz unsweetened pineapple juice • 1 1/2 oz proof vodka • 1 oz lime juice • lime wedge for garnish • club soda • sriracha hot sauce • 2 tbsp sugar • 1/2 tsp chili powder


Combine the sugar and chili powder on a plate. Using a lime wedge, line the edge of a cocktail glass with lime juice. Turn the glass upside down into the sugar & chili powder and gently turn a little to coat the rim of the glass. Combine the pineapple juice, proof vodka, one squirt sriracha and lime juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Add a splash of club soda to the shaker and gently pour through the strainer into your prepared cocktail glass. Garnish the glass with a lime wedge and hot pepper.


For a personal touch, get your Sriracha bottle personalized at bow&drawpe.com. For the first time ever, Huy Fong Sriracha is letting you personalize your bottle exclusively with us! Sriracha lovers everywhere can now add some customizable fun to their hot sauce. We've partnered with Huy Fong to make customizable Sriracha labels for all of the hot sauce aficionados out there. www.bowanddrape.com


Or check out Urban Outfitters for the SRIRACHA2GO keychain. Just fill with Sriracha (sold separately) and clip to your own key ring. Makes a great gift! www.urbanoutfitters.comwww.sriracha2go.com


For many spicy recipes and restaurant ideas, give your friend a Lucky Peach subscription & their latest CookBook. Beholden to bold flavors and not strict authenticity, the editors of Lucky Peach present a compendium of recipes that hit the sweet spot between craveworthy and stupid simple and are destined to become favorites. Your friends and lovers will marvel as you show off your culinary worldliness, whipping up meals with fish-sauce-splattered panache and all the soy-soaked, ginger-scalliony goodness you could ever want—all for dinner tonight. All for only 49.99. www.luckypeach.com


Several YEARS ago we promised you the release of proof vodka. Well, it is finally here just in time for the holiday season.
Canadian prairies wheat is triple distilled with prestine spring water from the Canadian Rockies for a fresh, clean taste. proof vodka is bottled at 42% to accentuate its sparkle.  Tasting note: light citrus with subtle herbal almost floral notes, medium bodies with a hint of sweetness on the palate, warm clean finish.



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