Chile is one of the Southern American countries quite famous for anything ‘hot’, both literally and figuratively. You have countries that belong to the same continent like Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, and even hotter actresses that come from the same continent like Sofia Vergara, Shakira, Penelope Cruz, and Jennifer Lopez. So imagine a drink when you hear of the Chile Vodka, the Hot Enough Vodka Co. You just might want to proceed with caution.
Imagine a drink that’s made with Naga jolokia chiles and bhut jolokias. Hot is definitely given a new definition with these beverages. To determine how ‘hot’ this new vodka drink is, let’s consult Scoville scale.
Scoville scale is a measurement used to determine the spiciness and hotness of the chili. There are different types of chili peppers, but for this vodka drink, it uses the bhut jolokia or the jalapeño. For the Scoville scale, the Carolina reaper is currently the holder of the world’s hottest pepper.
Below are some of the different chili types worldwide that have been measured based their hotness using the Scoville scale:
855,000 – 2,200,000
Komodo Dragon Chili Pepper, Trinidad Moruga Scorpion, Naga Viper pepper, Infinity Chilli, Naga Morich, Bhut Jolokia (ghost pepper), Trinidad Scorpion Butch T pepper, Bedfordshire Super Naga, Spanish Naga Chili, Carolina Reaper
350,000 – 580,000
Red Savina habanero
100,000 – 350,000
Habanero chili, Scotch bonnet pepper, Datil pepper, Rocoto, Madame Jeanette, Peruvian White Habanero, Jamaican hot pepper, Fatalii Wiri Wiri, Bird’s eye chili
50,000 – 100,000
Byadgi chili, Malagueta pepper, Chiltepin pepper, Piri piri, Pequin pepper, Siling Labuyo, Capsicum Apache
30,000 – 50,000
Guntur chili, Cayenne pepper, Ají pepper, Tabasco pepper, Capsicum chinense
10,000 – 30,000
Serrano pepper, Peter pepper, Chile de árbol, Aleppo pepper, Chungyang Red Pepper, Peperoncino
3,500 – 10,000
Guajillo pepper, Fresno pepper, Jalapeño, wax (e.g. Hungarian wax pepper)
1,000 – 3,500
Gochujang, Pasilla pepper, Peppadew, poblano (or ancho), Poblano verde, Rocotillo pepper, Espelette pepper
100 – 1,000
Banana pepper, Cubanelle, paprika, Pimento Bell pepper (taken from Wikipedia’s information on Scoville Scale)
So while some people may feel one certain type of chili is more pungent than that of another, the Scoville Scale is actually based on the capsinoids component that is found in these chili varieties.
Hot Enough Vodka has come up with three variants to their chile vodka drinks: 250,000 Scovilles Vodka, 100,000 Scovilles, and 500,000 Scovilles Naga Chilli vodka.
What does chile vodka entail? A great party! That’s what.
Imagine a party full of the usual drinks overflowing with Jose Cuervo tequila, Malibu rum, Absolut Vodka, and Captain Morgan to name a few, these alcoholic drinks could already remove a few inhibitions. What more if you include chili vodka to the mix?
Vodka is said to have antiseptic benefits. Not only that, it also has anti-bacterial qualities, plus it is often used to help disinfect wounds. If you are a fan of war movies, you just might find a scene or two where an impromptu mini-operation takes place and vodka is either taken by the patient or poured over the wound to disinfect it. This also goes for other types of alcohol.
At the same time, vodka is also quite a popular alcoholic drink. In fact, it is a trendy drink that you can find in all types of bars around the globe. Vodka can be a base gin for mixed cocktail drinks. Smirnoff Vodka is particularly an all-time favorite for use in cocktail mixes. Vodka is chosen by many, both males and females, and you can find variants that would cater to both the female palate and other variants that would cater to the stronger male taste. So it really is no wonder that Hot Enough Vodka Co. would come up with its own vodka lineup. Wouldn’t this type of drink tickle your fancy? Imagine coming up with 3 levels of chili vodka.
So what’s up with the levels of chili vodka?
Like any sane person, a challenge is always a big enticer. Mix it with different levels of spiciness and you have a winner. Whoever can be able to down all three levels of this Hot Enough Vodka Co., in its latest hottest Scoville scale, is a sure alcoholic drink expert. Just like any drinking party, whoever can consume the most bottles and still be able to stand up and walk a straight line is ‘one who can hold their drink’. So if you can be able to down your Hot Enough Vodka Co. in its three levels of Scoville scale, then you definitely earn a badge for it.
All in all, drinking is supposed to be a way to have fun. It is a way to mingle and to get together with friends and meet new friends as well. If you have your own drink and you know you can hold it well, why not try something new?