The Dragonfire Cocktail

I woke up this morning and realized that although I had posted an explicit step-by-step demo for a making habanero syrup…I never posted a recipe for using the syrup! So without further ado, here’s The Dragonfire Cocktail.

Essentially a souped-up Margarita, this drink has it all:  a little sweet, a little tart, a little heat. You could use an infused liquor and an unflavored simple syrup, but I think infusing the syrup helps control the amount of heat in the drink.

Dragonfire Cocktail

4 tablespoons Tequila

2 tablespoons habanero-infused simple syrup

2 tablespoons orange juice

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice

wedge of lime, to garnish

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, mix together tequila, syrup, and orange and lime juices. Shake, strain into a tall glass filled with fresh ice, and garnish with lime.

The Dragonfire Cocktail

The Dragonfire Cocktail

This is not the greatest photograph (I took it with my cell phone, what can I say…) but essentially this is what the finished drink looks like.

I know many of you cocktail whizzes will have even better ideas for using the hab syrup or tweaking the Dragonfire drink — there’s always room for improvement. Please consider yourself invited to post your thoughts in the comment box below!  Incentive (as if you really needed one…) If you suggest a great new drink. I’ll feature it in a future post.


5 thoughts on “The Dragonfire Cocktail

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  2. Very nice. Serendipitously found your site as I was looking for a decent protocol for handling habañero’s to make just such a syrup after making a similar drink using fresh jalapeño slices and tangerine juice. (URL)

  3. Thanks for the kind words, Chris! And of course I had to hop over & look at your blog too. That Rose peppercorn drink gets a big thumbs up from me! Feel free to stop by here, anytime…

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  5. Thanks for the recepy ^^ I am using a drink called Dragon Fire for my book, but i wanted to see if any drinks excist by that name. I havent tried it yet, but if you get the feeling that your entire inside is burning out, then I’m satisfied 😉 Glad I dont have to drink it though lol

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