MxMo Local Flavor: Honey Pepper Manhattan

Theme of this MxMo is local flavor. Actually it is very interesting for me. I glad to present to you our ukrainian authentic alcohol drink – gorilka. Gorilka is same thing that vodka – strong drink from wheat and rye (in common case grain) rectificated spirit with different aromatic additives such as aromatic spirits from plants, berries and other. The real ukrainian taste of gorilka is unusual and very brave combination of pepper and honey. It is very cool combination I must say.

For MxMo I prepare very unusual cocktail from Honey Pepper Gorilka – Honey Pepper Manhattan. It is coctail for real man with big heart :) And bad appetite ;) It is a joke!


Nemiroff Honey Pepper Manhattan

50 ml Nemiroff Honey Pepper Original Gorilka
20 ml sweet italian vermouth
1-2 drops Angostura bitters
Stir. Cocktail glass. Garnish with a cocktail cherry.

This cocktail has unique combination of burning pepper and sweet honey taste.

Blue Hawaiian

This cocktail has amazing character – as for me is symbol of La Dolce Vita. It is great thing for relax after hard work.

Blue Hawaiian was invented in bar of Zanzibar Club (London, UK). The Blue Hawaiian is a cocktail that contains white rum, blue curacao, pineapple juice and cream of coconut (or creme of coconut ???). However, some recipes substitute cream of coconut with coconut-flavored rum. This cocktail shouldn’t be confused with the similarly named Blue Hawaii (with vodka).

This two more beautiful (as for me, of course) version of Blue Hawaiian Cocktail.


Blue Hawaiian (with a coconut liqueur)

30 ml white rum
30 ml coconut liqueur
30 ml pineapple juice
15 ml blue curacao liqueur
Shake. Serve in double-rocks glass. Garnish with a cherry and pinneaple spear.

Admirable cocktail with very smooth, light, sweet taste.


Blue Hawaiian (with a coconut cream)

40 ml white rum
20 ml pinneaple juice
10 ml blue curacao liqueur
1 tsp coconut cream
Shake vigorously. Serve in cocktail glass. Garnish with piece of pineapple.

This version has so strong and less coconut taste.

For my Blue Hawaiian I use Havana Club Anejo Blanco for very smooth and light cocktail.