17 Spicy Cocktails That Will Make Your Drink List Thrilling
Are you looking for an extra kick to your drink? Then a spicy cocktail is what you need!
A spicy cocktail is a type of drink that tickles your taste buds and makes you feel like a daredevil. It's spicy but not overly so; it's sweet, yet there's a bite to it.
The best spicy cocktails are those that don't overpower your palate with intense heat - they're balanced and nuanced.
Depending on how much heat you want, they might be made with habanero peppers or ghost peppers. Either way, their flavor will linger in your mouth for hours after drinking one.
This blog post will talk about tried and tested spicy cocktails that will provide your buds with an exciting adventure.
1. Spicy Paloma Cocktail
The Paloma is a delicious cocktail that's fun to experiment with. The spicy Paloma, which adds a little spice to the classic cocktail in an interesting way, is a fantastic example of its versatility. This cocktail would be a terrific aperitif, especially if there's something else on the menu that's equally spicy.
Make the chili pepper-infused Aperol by pouring 5 ounces of Aperol in a jar or glass and adding the chili pepper.
Check the flavor and spiciness of the Aperol after 10 minutes. You can continue to infuse it if you want it to be spicier. However, keep in mind that infusing liquor with a chili pepper should only take a couple minutes and not hours or days. Anything longer than a few minutes will burn the alcohol to the point of undrinkability.
When you deem the infusion spicy enough, strain it into a container with a tight-fitting lid. When it's kept in a cool and dry place, it can last for up to three months.
In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, Aperol, juices, simple syrup, and ice.
Strain the mixture into an ice-filled chilled Collins glass with a slice of grapefruit.
Top it off with a club soda by pouring it over the back of a bar spoon. Serve and enjoy.
2. Bloody Maria Cocktail
The Bloody Maria is a spicy cocktail that combines the iconic Bloody Mary with tequila. The overall flavor is noticeably different as a result of that single alteration in the recipe. The tequila in the backdrop sticks out, unlike the vodka, which gets lost in this intensely flavored, spicy drink.
Pour the tequila, horseradish, Tabasco sauce, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, celery salt, black pepper, and lime juice in a highball glass.
Stir well, then add the tomato juice.
Combine it thoroughly to make sure the ingredients blend well together.
Fill the glass with ice, then stir it again.
Garnish it with a celery stalk, lemon, and/or lime wedge. Serve and enjoy.
3. Jalapeño Margarita
This is a quirky twist on the classic margarita, in which the fiery chili pepper is muddled into the beloved tequila cocktail. The spiciness of this cocktail is actually relatively modest. The oaky flavor of reposado tequila vs. unaged Blanco tequila accounts for this.
The sweetness of the Grand Marnier and agave nectar helps to temper the jalapeno's spiciness, making the cocktail quite enjoyable.
The habanero martini is a cocktail for someone who likes hot and spicy flavors. It has a terrific taste and elevates the classic tequini (tequila martini) to a whole new level. The pepper will impart its flavor to the drink, similar to how olives impart their briny flavor to a gin martini.
In a cocktail shaker, gently muddle the slice of pepper.
Pour the vodka, agave nectar, and lime juice, then add ice.
Shake vigorously and strain the liquid into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with candied ginger if desired. Serve and enjoy.
8. Cucumber Wasabi Martini
Wasabi is an intriguing ingredient that isn't typically associated with cocktails. It is, however, a substitute for adding hot pepper ingredients to make a spicy drink. However, it is not a drink for everyone, but give it a shot if you're a daring drinker. It may become a new favorite!
Fine strain the mixture into a chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish it with the remaining slice of cucumber. Serve and enjoy.
A michelada, a popular beer mixed drink based on the classic chelada, is a genuinely irresistible spicy drink. This recipe takes just a little time to prepare and only uses a few common kitchen ingredients. It has a terrific spicy kick that pairs well with your favorite Mexican beer.
The habanero blood orange margarita is a drink you'll want to try if you're searching for a fiery margarita that's a little unique from the usual. It has a remarkable flavor profile thanks to a unique homemade element, and it's simple to prepare.
Make the purée by combining the blood orange juice and habanero pepper in a medium saucepan.
Bring it to a boil, stirring frequently.
Reduce it to medium-high heat until it has thickened into a syrup consistency.
Remove the habanero pepper, allow the juice to cool, then bottle it.
Dip half the rim of a cocktail glass in the mole negro sauce.
Pour the lime juice into a cocktail shaker. Add the tequila, sour mix, and blood orange-habanero purée.
Fill with ice, then shake vigorously.
Strain it into the prepared glass.
Garnish with lime wedges, if desired. Serve and enjoy.
11. Fall Spice Cordial
The fall spice cordial is a delicious drink with a hint of spice and various flavors, perfect for cool autumn evenings. The key to this drink is a single ingredient that you must prepare, but it is pretty simple.
The homemade chipotle-orange syrup has a tangy flavor, a spicy bite, and a hint of sweetness. It pairs well with a high-quality bourbon and the vanilla's refreshing taste. Although this isn't the spiciest cocktail, it clearly has a chipotle pepper bite, which is quite enjoyable.
This recipe is perfect if you can't decide which margarita flavor you want because it offers a little bit of everything. The flavors of key lime juice, cucumber, and mint are at the forefront of this frozen margarita. The Tabasco hot sauce adds a layer of flavor to the recipe.
It has a recognizable vinegar base and hot pepper flavor, contrasting beautifully with the refreshing taste of fresh mint and cucumber.
Although the devil cocktail appears harmless and straightforward in the glass, the topping that looks like ground nutmeg on top of this brandy cocktail is actually cayenne pepper! The deceptively hot cocktail's name is most likely derived from that dirty little secret.
While it's a delicious drink, it's a bit of an acquired taste, so if you're sensitive to intense heat, you might want to avoid it. If you're going to enjoy the truly unique flavor of this drink, it is best to not go overboard with the pepper.
Make the pepper mix. Pour the tomato juice, sour mix, and red pepper puree into a small bowl and stir it well.
Add 1 dash of habanero hot sauce at a time until it suits your taste.
Place it in a tight-lidded glass container and store it in the fridge. It will keep for about 1 week.
In a cocktail shaker, combine the tequila and pepper mix with ice.
Roll the contents from one shaker to another five times. Alternatively, stir or shake the cocktail vigorously.
Strain the mixture into a chilled margarita or cocktail glass.
Garnish with a lime wedge or red pepper slice. Serve and enjoy.
16. Spicy Tomato Gin & Tonic
The spicy tomato gin and tonic is ideal for the summer season, particularly when tomatoes are in season! They're light and refreshing, and they're the perfect upgrade to a class drink. Add this to your happy hour menu and watch as you wow your friends and family with a unique cocktail.
Garnish with cucumber, chili pepper, and lime wedge.
17. Spicy Pineapple Shandy
With an unusual combo of heat and pineapple, this shandy is given a tropical twist. It's a fun take on a famous summertime cocktail that's also relatively simple to make. It's perfect for those situations when you want to style your beer and serve it at cookouts.