Gin cocktail served in a bird shaped glass.

Little Pecker (Tropical Gin Cocktail that packs a subtle zing)

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Gin cocktail served in a bird shaped glass.

Little Pecker (Tropical Gin Cocktail that packs a subtle zing)

Ladies don’t always appreciate Little Peckers…You may not think of Cuss Kitchen as true bird lovers- but we ARE!

So much so, we named two of our favorite cocktails after them… The ‘Swallow’ and the ‘Little Pecker’.

The Little Pecker is a fresh and delicious tropical cocktail that packs a subtle zing.  Guajillo chili simple syrup is the secret ingredient that sets this cocktail apart.  The gummy worm adds fun, while the Rosemary adds a beautiful and spicy fragrance.

Let’s be fair, as long as the Little Pecker packs the Zing – Size MAY NOT matter???  And don’t forget to eat the Worm!

When guests come to your house… Flip ’em the BIRD- the Little Pecker!

Gin cocktail served in a bird shaped glass.
5 from 2 votes

Little Pecker (Gin Cocktail)

Delicious Gin tropical cocktail with a hint of Guajillo chili
Prep Time15 mins
Assembly Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Gin cocktail, Guajillo chili simple syrup, Little Pecker
Yield: 1
Author: Fowl Ham


Chili Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 Large Dried Guajillo Chilis-Deseeded and chopped
  • Pinch Salt
  • Pinch Nutmeg

Gin Cocktail

  • 1.5 oz Gin
  • .5 oz Lemon juice
  • 2 oz Pineapple juice
  • .5 oz Chili Syrup
  • Gummy worms


Prepare Guajillo Chili Simple Syrup

  • Combine all ingredients in a saucepot
  • Slowly bring to a simmer until sugar dissolves
  • Simmer for 5 minutes
  • Strain and allow the syrup to cool before using or storing
  • Refrigerate after use, and keep up to 14 days

Assemble the Little Pecker Cocktail

  • Mix all ingredients
  • Add a Gummy worm to the bottom of the Bird cocktail glass
  • Add the Cocktail to the Bird cocktail glass
  • Add Rosemary stalks to the tail opening
  • Enjoy this fun and beautiful drink

Perfect Pairing

Try our spicy avocado and kimchee toasts called KISS MY HASS:

Remember the nostalgic Sloppy Joe you loved as a kid?  You will love our modern and spicy slider version,                                                          the Sloppy Ho:

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