|2 slice||Red jalapeño or fresno chili pepper (10,000 SHU) (fine sliced)|
|1 2/3 fl oz||Absolut Vanilia vodka|
|1/2 fl oz||Elderflower cordial|
|2/3 fl oz||Lime juice (freshly squeezed)|
|1/3 fl oz||Honey sugar syrup|
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Chilli spice smoothed by honey with vanilla vodka and lime juice.
Created by Salvatore Calabrese for his bar Fifty, London, England, which opened in late February 2005 with this cocktail being a signature drink on the first menu.
I should mention that Myles Cunliffe, then of Brownes Bar and Restaurant in Brighton, created a very similar cocktail called MyZo which won him third place in the Stolichnaya sponsored UKBG Cocktail Challenge, held in London's Sosho Match on 13th June 2004, which Salvatore judged and he is photographed presenting Myles with a £1,000 prize cheque. This competition and Myles' cocktail predate Salvatore's Spicy Fifty which was created some months later.
50 ml Stolichnaya Vanil
25 ml Elderflower cordial
25 ml Lemon juice
1 slither of fresh red chilli
Shake and fine strain into chilled cocktail glass.
Obviously the two drinks are similar and perhaps months after the competition, Myles's MyZo inspired Salvatore, consciously or not.