This spicy and fruity cocktail originates from a wonderful weekend in Banff, AB, Canada. It was a weekend spent with great friends, stunning scenery and good food. Dinner at the Park Distillery was filled with laughs, flambéed food and the purchase of a bottle of their signature Chili Vodka. Along with the bottle of vodka came a recipe card for The Sawback and I’ve had it squirreled away for just over a year because it’s perfect for Cinco De Mayo. A spicy cocktail made with the aforementioned Chili vodka, pineapple juice and lime juice. It has just the right amount of heat that makes you want to take another sip to cool the mouth with the refreshing pineapple juice, only to be caught in a sipping circle that‘s hard to stop. Don’t forget that chili vodka is also great to use in your favourite Caesar cocktail, Spicy Grilled Vodka Shrimp and perhaps a little spicy vodka penne. Enjoy!
Recipe source for The Sawback: The Park Distillery
- 3 ounces unsweetened pineapple juice
- 1 ounce chili vodka
- 1 ounce triple sec
- 1 tsp agave nectar
- generous squeeze fresh lime juice
- Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker half filled with ice. Shake until combined and cold, about 15 seconds. Strain over ice into serving glass. Serve immediately.