Caged Heat Cocktail Syrup!!

 March 26, 2015
Posted by jenn

Our friends Jared Hirsch and Absinthia Vermut Baum have made a wonderful super popular cocktail syrup called “Caged Heat” and they need your help. The syrup is so tasty and such a big hit that NickelDime (their company name) started a KickStarter. Please check out this great project that started right here in the good old Bay Area.

Nothing gets better than Tamarind, Cardamom and Ghost Peppers in your Cocktail Syrup.

Shaken Cold

Caged Heat shaken cold

There are so many ways you can use our alluring little cocktail syrup:

The original recipe Jared developed was:

2 oz. Bourbon
1 oz. Caged Heat syrup
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
Shaken cold and served up.

It’s how it’s made at Sidebar in Oakland and what made it the most popular cocktail on their menu. Southside Spirit House in San Francisco makes it a similar way, but on the rocks, and that too has become a top selling cocktail.

You don’t have to use bourbon if you don’t want to. This recipe works with any spirit and either lemon, or lime in the same ratio. Though we prefer it with an aged spirit like dark rum, rye, or aged 100% agave tequila, it also works with vodka.

Want a cocktail that’s a little more serious? replace the sugar cube in an old school Old Fashioned with Caged Heat.
2oz Bourbon
.25oz Caged Heat syrup
2 dashes Angostura bitters
stirred cold and served over a big ice cube with a lemon twist

It’s also delicious over ice cream, waffles, or with carbonated water. Coke and Caged Heat is fantastic if you add a few dashes of bitters.