8 Spicy Recipes for Adding a Kick to Your Cocktail

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Are you a spice fiend? Can’t get enough of the hot stuff? Well, now you can feed the craving in liquid form. Recipes are springing up all over for cocktails with a kick, and what better time to start feeling the heat than now? Everything from chili peppers to Chipotle will fuel your libations with some zest, so add it all in to your liking and get ready to feel the burn! Try out these 8 cocktail recipes to add some heat to your party.

1. Don Julio Hot Nantucket Night

The Don Julio Hot Nantucket Night is a Cape Codder’s renegade older cousin. It’s bittersweet cranberry taste is offset by a generous helping of tequila. If you weren’t feeling the burn yet, try throwing in a slice of jalapeño pepper. It’s a tasty kick — and not for the weak of heart! This recipe comes courtesy of Liquor; it takes 15 minutes to complete and yields 1 cocktail.


  • 2 fresh cranberries
  • 1 thin slice jalapeño pepper
  • 1 ½ ounces tequila
  • 1 ounce Agave nectar
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • Garnish: Jalapeño pepper

Directions: In a highball glass, muddle the cranberries and jalapeño slice. Fill with ice and set aside. Add the remaining ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake well and strain into the prepared glass. Garnish with a jalapeño pepper.