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Heat of Passion Cocktail

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The Heat Passion Cocktail.

A spicy, fruity, tequila cocktail? Yes, please! The Heat of Passion is made with Don Julio tequila and made by our favorite New York City bartender, Tim Cooper of Goldbar. 

Deliver Ingredients


For the drink

  • 2 Ounces Don Julio Reposado
  • 3/4 Ounces habanero-infused orange blossom honey syrup
  • 1/2 Ounce fresh passion fruit purée
  • 1/2 Ounce fresh lime juice

For the infusion

  • 16 Ounces orange honey blossom
  • 8 Ounces hot water
  • 3 habenero peppers


For the drink

Combine Tequila Don Julio Reposado, habanero-infused orange blossom honey syrup, fresh passion fruit purée, and fresh lemon juice into cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain over ice into a rocks glass.

Garnish with a pineapple leaf and serve over ice.

For the infusion

Place all ingredients into a sauce pan and macerate the peppers. Stir and let sit for 5 minutes. Taste to achieve your desired spice level and then strain.

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.