The Heat of Summer, Honey Habanero Cocktail

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Author: Ed McKee of Eds Heads Salon, featuring craft spirits from Belle Isle

Our foodies come from all types of backgrounds. One of our favorite foodies, full-time hair salon owner and part-time artisanal home cocktail enthusiast, made this killer drink with Virginia moonshine from Belle Isle. It was simple and amazing, so we had to share. Cheers!


  • 2 oz Honey Habanero Moonshine
  • 2 oz Luxardo Maraschino liquor
  • 2 Teaspoons ginger syrup
  • A generous shake of Angostura bitters
  • 1.5 oz lemon juice


  1. Combine ingredients in a glass.

  2. Transfer into a cocktail shaker with ice.

  3. Shake and serve in a chilled cocktail glass.

  4. Garnish with a cherry.

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