Your cocktails can now get the same hot sauce treatment as all your food. Firebox, the maker of such joyful treats as Gin and Tonic flavored Marmalade, Mermaid Tears Vodka and Unicorn Tears Gin, recently released Hot Sauce Gin. Word from the website: It’s fire.
“Curiously spicy with more depth than the Mariana Trench, this Hot Sauce gin is a rare, sophisticated delight that will add layers of intricate flavour to your cocktails,” the description reads.
The gin is bottled by Britain's That Boutique-y Gin Company and made by FEW Spirits in Illinois. It’s made by taking whiskey and putting it in barrels that previously held bourbon and then hot sauce. It’s then redistilled with juniper, Guajillo peppers and ancho chillies. In other words, Hot Sauce Gin has been a lot of things before finally making it into the bottle. That gives it a taste that the company describes as “oily rye bread with fennel seed and sweet dark toasted sugar” with a little heat up front and a finish of “pepper warmth from the hot sauce” and “a boomerang of fresh green pepper flavours.”
Despite being made in America, the fire gin is only available in the U.K. because the bottler, That Boutique-y Gin Company, doesn’t supply any retail stores that ship outside the U.K. But spice heads can add heat to their cocktails in other ways, though, by simply following our list of the spiciest spirits available in the U.S.