Spicy Fifty

Difford's Guide
User Rating



Martini glass
Measuring jigger
Fine sieve


There are approximately 106 calories in one serving of Spicy Fifty.

Styles & Flavours

Spicy Fifty image

Serve in a

Martini glass


Fresh chilli on rim (warn drinker not to eat)

How to make:

MUDDLE chilli in base of SHAKER. Add other ingredients, SHAKE with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

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

Difford's Guide remains free-to-use thanks to the support of the brands in green above.


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.

Join the Discussion

... comment(s) for Spicy Fifty

You must log in to your account to make a comment.

Report comment

You must be logged in to submit a rating

Click here to login