An Indian restaurant in London has created the World’s hottest cocktail – but who will be brave enough to try it?
Made using a secret recipe that includes the Naga Chilli 500,000 Scoville Vodka, The Naga Chilli Cocktail is guaranteed to blow the head off of any brave drinker.
Those who have tasted the fiery concoction report burning gums, hallucinating sensations, extreme sweating, stinging eyes and fainting.
One drinker describes their experience: “It bites deep into my mouth, gums, tongue and threatens to overwhelm my other senses; my ears are throbbing and I begin to sweat. I’m not quite hallucinating but I reckon it’s close, I certainly couldn’t speak in any intelligible fashion as my mouth and brain had stopped functioning!”
The Naga Chilli was awarded the ‘World’s Hottest Chilli’ in 2011 by the Guinness World Records, with a rating of 1,382,118 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). For comparison, a jalapeno has a rating of 2,500 – 5,000 SHU, and a Scotch Bonnet has a rating of 100,000 – 325,000 SHU.
You can try for yourself at award-winning restaurant ANOKHA in the heart of the City of London’s insurance and financial district.