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Get Ready for a Heat Wave

In true July fashion in the Napa Valley, we’re gearing up for another heat wave this weekend. 

 A heat wave is a prolonged period of excessively hot weather, which may be accompanied by high humidity. To be a ‘heat wave’ such a period should last at least one day, but conventionally it lasts several days …”

 The heat of summer always brings visions of relaxing with a cocktail in hand.  Whether you are daydreaming of laying poolside at La Plage, or relaxing on the terrace at the Auberge Bistro and Bar, this original cocktail captures the essence of a summer ’Heat Wave’. 

Spicy and sweet, this is a cocktail for the semi-adventurous spirit.  It is actually not too spicy, you can still feel the heat of the jalapeño, but the combination of sugar and mango helps quell the jalapeño’s spiciness so the drink is very palatable and pleasing. The resulting drink has a robust but balanced mixture of flavors.

The ‘Heat Wave’ cocktail brings together Belvedere vodka, mango puree, muddled jalapeño and sugar.  Enjoy this spicy standout at our Auberge Bar or, we have provided the recipe below for those staycationing in their own backyard, looking to capture the essence of the summer heat in a glass.

The Heat Wave


3 oz                       Belvedere Vodka

2 oz                       Mango Puree

1 Slice                    Jalapeño

1 tsp                      Sugar


  • –   Muddle slice of jalapeño with sugar until it becomes a paste
  • –   Pour in vodka and puree and shake
  • –   Serve in a martini glass.  Garnish with a thin slice of jalapeño

 Cocktail Chef Vincent Lee

CATEGORIES: Bistro & Bar, General

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