Papaya and Serrano Sling

Let’s get the drink out of the way first. Yep, it’s a Singapore Sling turned tropical, I should say “made more tropical” with the addition of the papaya (the seeds are edible and will lend a peppery bite—totally up to you— take it or leave it) and some Serrano chilies for heat. If you haven’t tried a cocktail with heat—do it, you won’t regret it.

Papaya and Serrano Sling via BakersRoyale

Okay, now for the serious stuff. Correct me if I wrong, but the whole idea of stretch pants is to—well, stretch.  You know what happens when there’s a stretch-pant-fail?

You kinda want to cry is what happens. But crying will likely cause the muffin-top to jiggle and therefore call attention to it. So you know what you do? You roll with it. Literally. Grab that elastic waist band and show it whose boss—roll that band down as far as you need to relieve the muffin-top “poof” and throw a blouse-y top over it. Done.

Papaya and Serrano Sling Spill via Bakers-Royale

And that dear friends, was what left the biggest impression on me this week – stretch pants are a big bait and switch? I feel ripped off and that is some serious stuff, never mind real world news.

Papaya and Serrano Sling Raw Ingredients via Bakers-Royale

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Papaya and Serrano Sling


  • 6 oz. papaya, seeded and pureed
  • 1 serrano chili sliced
  • 4 oz. pineapple juice
  • 4 oz. dry gin
  • 1 oz. Agave syrup
  • 1 oz. lime juice
  • 3 dash Peychaud's bitters




  1. Seed Papaya; set seeds aside. Puree papaya.
  2. Place pureed papaya in shaker and add in three slices of serrano chilies and muddle. Add remaining ingredients and papaya seeds,  then shake and pour over  ice-filled glass.


A few notes:

  • To leave the heat of out of the drink, skip the serranos.
  • The papaya seeds are optional, but I highly recommend them since they add a good peppery flavor.
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15 Responses to “Papaya and Serrano Sling”

  1. #
    Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence — March 29, 2013 @ 7:11 pm

    I love a good spicy cocktail. I have yet to experiment with papaya though. Or stretch pants ;)


  2. #
    Mr. & Mrs. P — March 29, 2013 @ 7:15 pm

    Tropical and perfect for a Miami summer!!


  3. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — March 30, 2013 @ 3:53 am

    This is so colourful and tasty looking!


  4. #
    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — March 30, 2013 @ 8:40 am

    My Hubby and I had a spicy cocktail only once and it was surprisingly delicious! This looks amazing! Gorgeous shots! PS: Always roll with the stretch-pant-fail! :)


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    Noelle @ fiestafacil — March 30, 2013 @ 11:42 am

    This sounds SO GOOD!! Thanks! And blouse-y tops are really fashionable these days I gather, very boho chic…

    All the best from sunny Madrid!


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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — March 30, 2013 @ 11:47 am

    Lol your post is hilarious! Beautiful shots!


  7. #
    Shanna@ pineapple and coconut — March 30, 2013 @ 1:19 pm

    Gorgeous cocktail! I have yet to try peppers in a drink and I love spice so I need to make this asap! Love the color contrast in the pics – gorgeous like always!


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    Tieghan — March 31, 2013 @ 5:14 am

    I am so in a tropical mood lately! I am LOVING this! if I had the ingredients on hand I would get up an make this now!


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    Brian @ A Thought For Food — April 1, 2013 @ 4:31 am

    Oh goodness… I never knew you could eat the seeds. I’ve always thrown them out! But you know I won’t make that mistake next time when I try this delicious drink!

    And you have me cracking up with your little rant. That’s some serious stuff there. ;-)


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    Regina @ SpecialtyCakeCreations — April 1, 2013 @ 2:26 pm

    This looks absolutely gorgeous! But I kind of forgot how small papayas in North America are. Here in SE Asia they are at least 4x the size.


  11. #
    Katy @ KatysKitchen — April 1, 2013 @ 3:44 pm

    I love the sound and look of this one. Its too bad that a nice papaya is difficult to find where I live, they are so fantastic down south.


  12. #
    Neel — April 3, 2013 @ 3:59 pm

    This is just too good. absolutely amazing colors. love green andorange chemistry. thefirst two are justawesome. what I most like about thefirst photos is that composition is so simple… yet so powerful. This is too good.


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    Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife — April 13, 2013 @ 9:37 am

    Gorgeous and delicious!


  14. #
    marla — April 13, 2013 @ 10:02 am

    OMG!! This cocktail is stunning girl!


  15. #
    Nisha — April 15, 2013 @ 10:58 pm

    My, oh, my. Gorgeous. Amazing photos!!!
    P.S.: How do you clean all that mess afterward??


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