Chili Pepper Madness

October 31, 2015

Scorpion Tongue Vodka Shot

Scorpion Tongue Vodka Shot Scorpion Tongue Vodka Shot

Yo, Patty here. An idea sprouted last night between Mike and I about what would be the ultimate Halloween post, “Madness Style”. Since I’m the mixologist, of course it would be a drink. We have done the “finger food” parties for Halloween where you make everything look like a creepy finger, we’ve done plenty of themed parties and most included a special drink. Not sure this recipe would be good for the masses, but it’s actually quite tasty and I’ve found it’s astounding how many guys are willing to taste all the superhot delights that Mike offers. Unfortunately, we haven’t had a chance to share this with any of those crazy guys yet, but hopefully we will on Halloween. Buwahaha.

Since we have these superhot peppers that look just like devil’s tongues, that was completely the inspiration. I went into our stash and started smelling different bottles to think of what would work. I was also a bit tired so I instantly knew I wanted an energy drink. And most definitely a shot to really show off the shape of the peppers that look so much like devil’s tongues. So, I hope you try our spooky creation and love it as much as we did. If you like it hot, it won’t scare you as much as you’d think.

I had to have Mike drink this after I made it because I can’t handle the heat from the superhots. Afterward, he had a big smile on his face and said, “ooh, that’s got a bit of heat”. I then tried a bit, watered down somewhat with some extra Monster just to tone down the heat. It turned out really delicious.

Mike's Perspective: Patty busted out the Apocalypse Scorpion peppers for this one. It is a cross of peppers from what I'm told, and I VOW to learn more, but it has that awesome Scorpion pepper heat, so beware. You can use pretty much any superhot for this shot. Try them all! Haha. I love it. May I have another?

Scorpion Tongue Vodka Shot

Scorpion Tongue Vodka Shot

Scorpion Tongue Vodka Shot

Scorpion Tongue Vodka Shot


  • 1 scorpion pepper
  • 1 ounce blood orange vodka
  • 3 dashes bitters
  • ½ ounce energy drink


  1. Chop the top off of the scorpion pepper. Chop the remaining body area in half lengthwise and place it into the shot glass like a tongue.
  2. Put ice in a shaker, add the top of the scorpion pepper with the vodka and bitters.
  3. Shake vigorously to infuse with the pepper.
  4. Pour the vodka into the shot glass until it’s about 2/3 full.
  5. Top the glass off with the energy drink.
  6. Enjoy!

Let it sit in the glass a bit longer to get even MORE of that Scorpion heat.

Scorpion Tongue Vodka Shot

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  • Comment Link Raquel October 24, 2016 posted by Raquel

    This looks so good! I included it on a round up of spooky drinks on the blog today. Cheers!

  • Comment Link Dean November 11, 2015 posted by Dean

    This just sounds painful. I'll take two. Thanks for the awesome recipe. Now to find the peppers!

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