SoCo Fiery Pepper
- viperlush Nov 3, 2011 12:20 PM
I've seen the ads. Thought about it. And wonder if anyone has tried it?
If I could find a mini I would try it, but it really doesn't sound all that appealing. 5% whiskey?
I just looked it up, didn't realize regular So Co has no actual whiskey just "whiskey flavorings" so I guess 5% is actually an improvement.
Ok just for fun I tried to simulate the idea - used some of my cheapest Bourbon (rebel Yell) added some Evan Williams Honey liqueur (gimme a break I got it for $4 after MIR, but wouldn't buy it again) to make sort of a sweet whiskeyish concoction - and added a couple dashes of Tabasco, maybe 1 or 1 1/4 oz total.
It's not actually terrible (not great either), the Tabasco taste is very subdued but there is a little heat, just enough to be interesting. It would depend of course on how much tabasco is used in the So Co product but the flavors do go together better than I would have expected (which isn't saying much as I wasn't expecting much).
I have to admit I was intrigued by the idea, but then I received a sample bottle. I was not impressed at all. With the first sip you get that typical SoCo sweetness, followed with a hint of cinnamon (the idea of letting red hot cinnamon candies dissolve in SoCo entered my head ugh) and you get the tobasco heat on the finish.... and it's a lingering finish.
It was suggested to concoct spicy margaritas with, but I wouldn't waste good limes on it. Bloody Mary's were also suggested, but it just seems wrong on so many levels.