Posted July 25, 2005 by Nick Lindauer in Makers

Frostbite Hot Sauce

Spurred by the comments of a reader, I moved my scheduled review of Frostbite Hot Sauce to this week. Frostbite Hot Sauce is made by CaJohns and is marketed as a hot sauce/drink mix. Luckily, I had a half bottle of Jose Cuervo Margarita Mix to finish off. If you haven’t yet tried it, it’s a tasty concoction of Jose Cuervo, margarita mix and Grand Marnier – all you have to do is pour. Perfect for drinkers and lazy people. Plus you only have to buy one bottle, instead of 3.

Now, the scoville rating of Frostbite is supposed to be 1,000,000 – but in all actuality Frostbite isn’t that hot. The high scoville rating comes from the Aquaresin of Capsicum that’s mixed in to the vinegar, water and salt. The bottle is clear, and you can see from the shot glass, that the liquid is pretty clear outside the bottle as well.

Although I wouldn’t recommend it to beginners, I applied Frostbite directly to my tongue. The heat lasted only a few minutes and was pretty tolerable. Now that I knew exactly the heat level I was dealing with I stirred about 8 drops into my margarita. WOW – now that made it a mean margarita! The Frostbite mixed with the margarita drink mix very well and distributed even heat to each sip. Not like when I tried the Caliente Lager from Spanky’s – all the hot sauce settled to the bottom and the last sip almost killed me.

Frostbite is now being made with a list of drinks (see below) attached to each bottle, so that it’s evident to buyers that Frostbite should be used as a drink mix. I doubt applying it directly to food would add any heat worthwhile. If you buy/use Frostbite like a regukar hot sauce, your going to be disappointed. If you use Frostbite as a drink mix (recommended) you’ll find yourself drinking more then a few spicy martinis or beers.

Suggested drink recipes :

"Kicked Up" Margarita

3 parts Jose Cuervo Tequila
3 parts Lime Juice
1 part Triple Sec
3-4 drops Frostbite Hot Sauce

Put into blender with equal amount of ice and liquefy. Salt rim of glass.

Classic Frostbitini

2 1/2 oz. Vodka
a dash of Vermouth
3-4 drops of Frostbite Hot Sauce

Shaken, not stirred of course. Garnish with a jalapeno stuffed olive.

Siberian Amigo

3 oz Vodka
1 oz. Silver Tequila
3-4 drops of Frostbite Hot Sauce

Garnish with a lime wedge.

Frostbitten Cosmopolitan

3 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. Triple sec
2 oz. Cranberry Juice
Splash of fresh lime juice
3-4 drops of Frostbite Hot Sauce

Garnish with a lemon twist.

"Hot" Appletini

1 part Absolute Vodka
1 part DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker
1 part Apple Juice
2 drops Frostbite Hot Sauce

Pour all into shaker, then strain into Martini Glass.

Fierce & Frostbitten

1 part Coffee Liqueur
1 part Creme de Cacao
1 part Creme de Menthe
2 parts ice
1 part Vodka
5-6 drops Frostbite Hot Sauce

Blend vodka, Creme de Menthe, Creme de Cacao and ice until crushed and drink
appears smooth. Then add the Coffee liqueur on top.

Hot & Chilly Chocolate Mint

3/4 oz. Myers Dark Rum
1/2 oz Peppermint Schnapps
1 oz. Creme de Coconut
1 oz Chocolate Syrup
1 oz Heavy Cream
5-6 drops Frostbite Hot Sauce
16 oz. crushed ice

Combine ingredients until smooth and creamy in blender. Serve in specialty glass. Garnish with whipped cream and cherry.

Tags: Hot Sauce, Frostbite

Nick Lindauer

The Original Hot Sauce Blog