The Brimstone Kiss Cocktail
Version 1: Pour all ingredients into a martini shaker with ice. Shake
gently. Pour into a martini glass garnished with jalapeno pepper slice. A hell
of a drink!
- 2 jiggers Inferno Pepper Pot vodka
- 1 jigger DeKuyper "Hot Damn!" Hot Cinnamon Schnapps
- 2 jiggers Alize Red Passion
- jalapeño pepper slice (optional)
- 2 ounces Champagne (for second version)
Version 2: Pour all ingredients into a tall footed glass filled with ice.
Stir well. Top off with two ounces of your favorite Champagne. A perfect frothy
but potent brunch libation that might lead to pleasant damnation.
A Devilishly Hot Drink's Genesis
(Excerpted from Brimstone Kiss by
Carole Nelson Douglas)
Nicky sipped from his ever-present martini glass. "Better have an Albino Vampire
before you approach the fellow. He's been drinking the house bourbon."
Hard bourbon just wasn't a Vegas drink. We like our vices more elaborate here.
I looked at the martini glass with its opaque white brew turning crimson at the
very bottom. I decided I needed to improvise something extra, something more
stimulating for a drunk and dislocated CinSim.
I told the bartender as I eyed the usual wall of liquor bottles against the back
mirror, "Something new, Lou. Pour two jiggers of the Inferno Pepper Pot vodka, a
jigger of DeKuyper 'Hot Damn!' Hot Cinnamon Schnapps, and two jiggers of Alize
Red Passion passionfruit, cognac and cranberry blend. It needs a jalapeno pepper
on the rim if you use a martini glass, but leave both them out for now. Use a
tall, footed glass and bring it to me down the bar in three minutes."
I took my Albino Vampire in hand and sauntered to the bar's darkest end.
Holy star power! I instantly recognized the long-faced guy in the rumpled white
tropical Bogart suit. It was Bogart in his second-most-iconic film role, Rick
Blaine of Casablanca fame.
Bogey had always been more rough-cut than handsome, but he looked confused and
morose now. As I hitched myself up on the barstool beside him, he flashed a
sullen glance from under untidy brows, eyeing the Albino Vampire.
"You drinking milk, sweetheart?"
"With a kick. Try some?"
"Nah. I don't drink booze I can't see through. Those are dames' drinks."
"You noticed." The point was, he hadn't, but now he gave me the once-over and
obviously liked my vintage look.
The bartender brought over a tall, iced glass the color of a blood orange.
"Try this instead of that straight rotgut," I urged.
"I can't quite see through it."
"You can't quite see through my gown but you still like it."
He eyed the bloody cocktail. "What's this called?"
What name would appeal to a tough guy like Bogey? "A . . . Brimstone Kiss."
"Sounds like something you'd sip on all night long and I'd knock back in couple
There were two ways to take that line so I sat pat and kept quiet.
He took the glass and a long swallow, then smacked his lips and nodded.
"Volcanic. What's a classy dame like you doing in a gin joint like this?"
Be sure to try Delilah's Albino Vampire Cocktail
from Dancing With Werewolves
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