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Basil and Jalapeño Lemon Mojito

Citrusy-sweet and heat are that one-two refreshing combo that’s so perfect for summer. And that’s what this basil and jalapeño lemon mojito is all about. That bright, grassy spiciness of jalapeño also pairs quite well with the basil here. All in – we’re talking a …

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mole bitters

Smoky Mole Bitters

If you love the taste of smoky, chocolatey Mexican mole sauce, infusing bitters with similar spices brings a unique and delicious touch to your cocktails. Mole bitters are perfect for Mexican liquors like tequila or a Mexican dark rum, or try a few drops (instead of …

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Habanero Bitters

Habanero Bitters

Aromatic and flavorful?  Check. Spicy? Triple check. Habanero bitters take no prisoners, so use with care. It’s high-heat habanero fruitiness mixed with the big flavors of molasses, allspice, and cloves. A dash or two may be all your cocktail needs to spice it to sun-like life. …

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Jalapeno Simple Syrup

Jalapeño Simple Syrup

Looking for a moderate kick for your cocktail? Using a jalapeño simple syrup instead of a basic syrup may be all that you need. Jalapeños provide a low-medium heat, so, when infused, it’ll spice things up just enough to be interesting, but not so much as …

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Habanero simple syrup

Habanero Simple Syrup

Simple syrup is a bartender’s best friend; it helps them turn ordinary drinks into something extra special. And a habanero simple syrup? Well, you’re just opening the door to a whole world of spicy cocktails. Just a dash of this spicy concoction into a margarita or …

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spicy gin and orange cocktail

Spicy Gin And Orange Cocktail

Talk about a drink that will make you feel like you’re relaxing in the summer sun. This spicy gin and orange cocktail is a delicious complement to warm days (and a terrific reminder of summer days to come during the chillier months!). This recipe allows …

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Sriracha Bloody Mary

Sriracha Bloody Mary

The rooster sauce brings it to brunch… Sriracha sauce and the classic Bloody Mary are a no-brainer pairing. Tomato-based Sriracha effortlessly melds into the overall garden-fresh flavor of this popular brunch cocktail. Plus, it brings s subtle garlic undertone to the mix as well. The …

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spicy blood orange margarita

Spicy Blood Orange Margarita

One intense orange cocktail…

Blood oranges are such a delicious fruit. Take a normal orange and multiply its flavor by two – it’s just a perfect sweetness, almost berry-like, with that delicious orange tang. This is one bold fruit that matches very well with the spiciness of chili peppers and tequila. This spicy blood orange margarita is one memorable cocktail for all of the above. It’s boldly sweet, spicy, and refreshing.

The recipe uses fresh jalapeño peppers as the heat source, but you could choose to use jalapeño simple syrup instead (or even habanero simple syrup if you want something real spicy). See the recipe notes for details and spicy simple syrup recipe links.

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spicy jalapeno gimlet

Spicy Jalapeño Gimlet

Refreshing lime tang, with a subtle spice…

Want a delicious sipping cocktail that provides a little extra “somethin’ somethin'” to its drinking experience? Look no further than a spicy jalapeño gimlet. It’s refreshing, as a gimlet should be, with its fresh lime. But behind that lime is a little kick of jalapeño pepper that tickles the tastebuds. This is not an extreme cocktail  – think more subtle heat here – provided by jalapeño simple syrup.

You can purchase your own jalapeño simple syrup, or make your own (see our recipe here).

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Hellfire cocktail

Hellfire Cocktail

A spicy beer-based thirst-quencher…

Ginger beer, spiced rum, and Tabasco sauce add plenty of warmth to the beer-based Hellfire cocktail. It’s a spiced (and lightly spicy) thirst-quencher cocktail. Serve it like a beer or try it over ice (in a big beer or pint glass) if you prefer something more cocktail-like.

If you like things spicy, don’t be afraid of an extra dash or two of Tabasco, too. There’s a lot of beer here, so a dash or two only provides a tickle of heat.

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