The perfect New Year's Eve Cocktail: The CÎROC SPILE

posted on: Sunday, 28 December 2014

CÎROC Vodka Spile cocktail recipe

I'm learning all kinds of new things these days when it comes to cooking and cocktails - a deliciously deadly combination. For New Year's Eve, the lovely lads over at CÎROC vodka have taught me a brand new cocktail that, I must say, was sweetly surprising. If you had ever told me that cinnamon, lemon and vodka would go together to make an addictive cocktail I would have told you you were crazy. But alas, dear reader, turns out I have no idea what i'm talking about when it comes to mixing. This is why CÎROC are the professionals and I am mere putty in their masterful cocktail making hands. So I took the recipe home and decided to recreate, and practice, the cocktail making for my family on the docks of the South Carolina coastline. Here's a step by step look at making a CÎROC  SPILE. You will need the following: 

CÎROC VODKA
Fresh Lemon Juice
Cinnamon Syrup
Soda Water
Cubed Ice
Cinnamon Sticks
Lighter or Blow Torch

Now, here's how you make it...step-by-step, with pictures to keep things interesting and foolproof! 

CÎROC Vodka Spile cocktail recipe

Combine the following ingredients in a cocktail shaker:
50 ML CÎROC Vodka
25 ML Fresh Lemon Juice
15ML Cinnamon Syrup

CÎROC Vodka Spile cocktail recipe
CÎROC Vodka Spile cocktail recipe
CÎROC Vodka Spile cocktail recipe

We used fresh lemons from our lemon tree. But, yes, store bought lemons work just as well ;)

CÎROC Vodka Spile cocktail recipe

Shake all the ingredients together vigorously in your cocktail shaker. But on a good tune and grove to the shaker! 

Strain the mix over cubed ice in a highball glass (we doubled the recipe to make two at once).

CÎROC Vodka Spile cocktail recipe

Once finished with the pour, top up the glass with your desired amount of soda water. You may want to taste to judge the amount needed. To each their own ... we only needed a splash.

CÎROC Vodka Spile cocktail recipe

Now for the finishing touch. Grab your cinnamon sticks and a blow torch, or lighter. Light the end of the cinnamon stick until you have a nice flame and place a smoking cinnamon stick atop the glass. It's the perfect compliment to a drink that will truly blow your mind... and your tastebuds. 

CÎROC Vodka Spile cocktail recipe
CÎROC Vodka Spile cocktail recipe

Now that you have your drink in hand, say a cheers and share the moment in a place you'll never forget. My first CÎROC Spile was enjoyed at Sunset on the dock of my family home in South Carolina. Where will your first be sipped?

CÎROC Vodka Spile cocktail recipe

** Written in collaboration with CÎROC Vodka**

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