The Heat Ray Cocktail

The Heat Ray Cocktail
Staff Writer

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

Says Sunshine. Co's bartender Natasha David about this Campari cocktail: "We wanted this menu to reflect the vibe of Sunshine Co. — youthful, playful and well, sunny. In the spirit, our goal was to create whimsical cocktails. I am always trying to think of new ways to incorporate Campari into cocktails. You don't see a lot of Tiki Campari drinks, so the desire to create this cocktail grew from that. As far as thinking of what to infuse the Campari with — we immediately thought dried ancho chile peppers. Rather than making the drink spicy, ancho chiles just impart a subtle heat — a heat you feel in the finish. Since the drink is sort of tropical, for the lack of a better word, we liked the idea of it being somewhat 'warming' at the same time."

1
Servings
227
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2  Ounce  El Dorado 5-Year Rum
  • 1/2  Ounce  ancho chile-infused Campari
  • 1  Ounce  fresh pineapple juice
  • 1/2  Ounce  fresh lime juice
  • 1/2  Ounce  cinnamon bark syrup
  • 1/4  Ounce  cane sugar syrup

Directions

Add all ingredients to a shaker and shake; strain into a pilsener glass over crushed ice for a slushy "snow cone." Garnish with a pineapple wedge and mint sprig. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
21g
16%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
147µg
21%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
11mg
15%
Calcium, Ca
32mg
3%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Fluoride, F
14µg
0%
Folate, total
17µg
4%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
20mg
6%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
40mg
6%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
18mg
1%
Water
75g
3%

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.