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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Habanero Infused Tequila

Habanero Infused Tequila

Tequila on the edge…

We don’t know if there’s a correlation between loving tequila and loving spicy food, but if we had to guess, they’ve got to be linked. This habanero infused tequila recipe brings the best of both worlds together, converging into one extra hot bottle of pure bliss. It’s delicious as a spicy shot on its own, or try it as a mixer for a spicy Tequila Sunrise or other tequila-based cocktail.

You can control the overall heat of this habanero tequila by choosing how long to steep the habanero peppers. Less time means less spiciness; more time means an extra-hot experience. And, as always, when working with habanero peppers, use kitchen gloves when handling the chilies. Extra hot peppers and above can cause especially painful chili burn. Be protected and wash your hands immediately after handling as well. 

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Sriracha Margarita

Rooster-rita all the way…

Sriracha goes with anything…seriously. For instance, turn that classic margarita into a Rooster-rita with a little dab of the famous sauce. It provides plenty of heat and a nice splash of color.

Spice up the Sriracha margarita even more with a hot sauce salted rim. It’s easy to do, and provides a delicious kick from the minute your lips hit the glass. Top it off with a jalapeño wheel garnish and you’re off to the races with this delicious spicy cocktail twist.

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Homemade Jalapeno Vodka

Homemade Jalapeño Vodka

Perfect for spicy Bloody Marys and martinis…

Sure you could reach for that Absolut Peppar, and take the easy route to a spicy vodka. But where would the fun be in that? It’s so simple to turn that bottle of plain vodka into something hot, hot, hot. All you need is a few jalapeño peppers and time.

With the seeds removed, jalapeños provide a light amount of spice to your vodka. it’ll turn your everyday martinis and Bloody Marys into cocktails with extra oomph, but they won’t be so hot as to turn off the less-spicy inclined among your friends and family. 

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Cajun Bloody Mary

Cajun Bloody Mary

A cocktail chock full of spice…

Everywhere you turn in this Cajun Bloody Mary recipe, you have delicious, delicious spice. It all starts with the Cajun seasoning, with its mix of spices, including cayenne. Top that with more cayenne powder, the famous Tabasco hot sauce, black pepper, and, of course, horseradish, and you have a tasty cocktail that punches hard.

It’s perfect for a Southern-style brunch. Serve it with Cajun shrimp and grits – we love the pairing. Want to make your own Cajun seasoning? Check out our recipe here.

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Jalapeno Mojito

Spicy Jalapeño Mojito

Liven up your cocktails…

There are so many flavors going on in a well-made jalapeño mojito: It’s minty fresh, sugary sweet, tangy, and yes…spicy! It tastes like vacation – a relaxing escape somewhere tropical and warm. The heat is just enough to remind you that this isn’t your typical mojito, yet subtle enough to let those traditional mojito flavors still take center stage. Control the spice by increasing or decreasing the amount of jalapeño wheels used. Or try deseeding them to remove much of the kick. But where’s the fun in that?

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Cucumber Jalapeno Martini

Cucumber Jalapeño Martini

Refreshing with a surprising spicy twist…

You could simply create a refreshing cucumber martini, but why on earth stop there if you’re a spicy food fan? Add in a layer of heat by muddling fresh jalapeño pepper with the cucumber. It adds a surprising spice to this refreshing cocktail that you and your guests no doubt will enjoy.

If you’re an “all-in” spice kind of person, you could also opt for serrano pepper here. Serranos have a comparable bright, fresh flavor as the jalapeño, but they’re typically double the heat. 

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Spicy Caesar Cocktail

Spicy Caesar Cocktail

The “extra oomph” Canadian Bloody Mary alternative…

If you’re looking to ramp up your Bloody Mary love, it’s time to meet and greet the Caesar cocktail. It’s the Canadian cousin to the famous brunch drink, and it packs a little extra something. Clamato Picante (see on Amazon) delivers not only the unique clam flavor you expect, but also a punch of jalapeño puree. Top that with a few dashes of Tabasco, and this is one cocktail that’s certain to wake you up. 

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prairie fire shot - tabasco tequila

Prairie Fire Shot: The Tequila Tabasco Mix

Like a brush fire in your belly…

Don’t say we didn’t warn you. The Prairie Fire shot is one of those classic “I dare you” shooters. While Tabasco peppers have a significant medium punch, Tabasco hot sauce itself isn’t anywhere near as hot. But it’s the speed of the hot sauce intake along with the esophagus-coating warmth of the tequila that both ignite to light a brush fire in your belly. In fact, your entire core will burn.

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Jalapeno Martini Recipe

Basic Jalapeño Martini

Why spice up a classic?

Why not! Think of this basic jalapeño martini recipe as a twist on a basic dirty martini. Instead of olive juice from the jar you substitute the pickled jalapeño juice that you can get from any jar of pickled jalapeños. These are available at nearly every grocery store. Add more or less to control the amount of tang and spice you get in the cocktail.

This is a terrific cocktail to add a twist to a martini party. It tastes great, takes few additional ingredients, and it’s super easy to make. 

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