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.

Hellfire cocktail

Hellfire Cocktail

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  • 1 Pilsner Urquell or another pilsner beer (Amstel works, as does Heineken)
  • 1 ounce spiced rum
  • 1 ounce ginger beer
  • 2 dashes Tabasco Sauce
  • 1/4 lime


  • Fill a beer glass with ice (optional, if you prefer the cocktail over ice), then squeeze the lime juice from the lime quarter into the glass. 
  • Add the spiced rum, ginger beer, and Tabasco sauce - lightly stir to combine.
  • Slowly pour in the beer to the glass, lightly stirring at the beginning to combine all the ingredients. Serve with an additional lime wedge. 
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on January 20, 2021 to include new content.
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