Hot Voodoo Love Recipe

Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: | Active Time: | Makes: 1 drink

Portland, Oregon-based mixologist Magarian goes for shock value in cocktail monikers. “I love names with unexpectedness,” he explains. Hot Voodoo Love is on the cocktail menu at Table 8 in Florida’s South Beach. Magarian deconstructs the name: Hot is appropriate for a drink featuring horseradish-infused vodka. Voodoo is intended to evoke a magical feel. And Love? “I look for words that are stimulating, sexy, strike a chord,” he says.

Game plan: Make your own horseradish-infused vodka by steeping 1 cup cleaned, chopped horseradish in one 750 ml bottle of vodka for one day. Any extra horseradish-infused vodka would make a killer Bloody Mary.

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 1/2 ounces horseradish-infused vodka
  • 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce tangerine juice
  • 1/2 ounce Rich Simple Syrup
  • Dash of angostura bitters
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Add ice and shake vigorously for six seconds.
  3. Strain and garnish with a flaming orange peel.