Habanero Martini

| Last Updated: September 5, 2019 | ,

A scorching spicy cocktail…

Is the jalapeño martini just not enough spice? Then amp up your spicy cocktail repertoire with this tequila-based habanero martini! This is not just a step up (for that try subbing in serrano peppers for jalapeños in this vodka martini recipe); this is another territory all-together, at least 12 times spicier and the potential for a whole heck of a lot more.

The habanero pepper also adds a slight sweetness to the cocktail. For those adventurous enough, it’s a tasty twist to the classic.

Habanero Martini

Habanero Martini

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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins


  • 1/2 habanero pepper
  • 2 ounces agave tequila 8 count pour
  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth 2 count pour
  • Ice


  • In a cocktail glass muddle the habanero to release some juices. Do not pulverize. Keep the pepper in the glass, or remove it for a (slightly) lesser heat.
  • Combine over ice the tequila and vermouth. Shake well. Then pour the mix over the muddled habanero.
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Matt Bray

Matt Bray

Chief Chilihead at Cindermint
Founder of PepperScale and Cindermint LLC. Sucker for a good scotch bonnet. Spicy food super-fan. Current fiery fascination: Datil hot sauces.


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