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The Red Hot Chilli Pepper

The Red Hot Chilli Pepper is a spicy little number created by Gabriele Cusimano, Skyline Bar Manager at the Hilton Molino Stucky Hotel in Venice. With sunkissed dried chillis and sweet pineapple, this cocktail will transport you to the iconic rooftop of the Hilton Venice. We don't mean to be controversial by bringing you an Italian cocktail this week but it's just a bit of healthy competition right? And how satisfying will it be to sip on this cocktail when England bring it home on Sunday?

The former flour mill on the banks of Canale Giudecca is home to the Hilton Venice. With sweeping views of the city and the Piazza San Marco, what better place to enjoy a spicy cocktail and bathe in the warm glow as the sun sets over Venice?


by Gabriele Cusimano, the Skyline Bar Manager at the Hilton Venice


Tequila Reposado: 45 ml

Pineapple juice: 45 ml

Fresh lime juice: 25 ml

Agave nectar: 15 ml

1 small dried red chilli pepper

A pinch of sea salt to garnish the glass

Crushed ice


Cocktail shaker (with fine strainer)

Chilled cocktail glass



Shake all ingredients together until they are thoroughly mixed and follow by straining the mixture twice.


Lightly rub some dried chilli on the rim of the cocktail glass, wet the rim with lime juice and dip it in sea salt. Pour the cocktail and enjoy.

This delicious cocktail is served at Skyline bar on the rooftop of the hotel where guests are invited to enjoy some downtime after busy afternoons exploring Venice. As the sun sets over the renaissance city, the rooftop bar comes alive with warm lights and the buzz of guests gathering to drink in the views. In the summer, dance late into the night with live DJ sets and live Jazz music. Good vibes only!

The Hilton Stucky Molino

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