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spicy gin and orange cocktail

Spicy Gin And Orange Cocktail

Course Cocktails
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 cocktails
Calories 253kcal


  • 1 cup white sugar plus 1 tablespoon (separated, for glass rimming)
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 hot peppers your choice of pepper
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 3 large oranges
  • 1 lemon
  • ½ grapefruit optional
  • 1 cup ice cubes


Make the spicy simple syrup

  • Place a small saucepan over medium heat and add 1 cup of sugar and the water.
  • Halve your chosen chili peppers and place in the pan with the mixture.
  • Allow the mix to come to a simmer for 20 minutes stirring occasionally to help dissolve the sugar. Once thickened, remove the simple syrup from the heat.

Juice the fruit

  • Halve the lemon and slice two thin slices from the halves to use as garnish.
  • Squeeze the remainder of the lemon and place the juice in a jar.
  • Cut and squeeze the oranges and grapefruit (optional) into the jar. Mix the juice to combine.

Make the drink

  • Dip the top rim of each glass into the spicy simple syrup then into the remaining sugar to create a sweet and spicy rim.
  • Add ice to each glass then pour over a tablespoon of the spicy syrup and one ounce of gin.
  • Pour over the desired amount of fruit juice and stir lightly.
  • Garnish with one of the lemon slices (cut a slit to the middle to hang on the glass) and enjoy!



Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 513mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 1149IU | Vitamin C: 152mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 1mg