Who doesn’t love a spicy cocktail every once in a while? They taste delicious, bring a different element to a traditional beverage and are so easy to make. So, what are you waiting for? Get started on some of our favourite spicy cocktails below – and don’t forget to tag us in some of yours at @shesaid on Instagram!
Spicy White Peach Lemonade
Ingredients: White peaches, chilli, sugar, water, lemon juice, garnish
Although this is actually an alcohol-free beverage, feel free to add your favourite liqueur into the mix. A splash of vodka, gin, tequila, or even champagne will bring a different level to this drink.
Strawberry Jalapeno Margarita
Ingredients: Tequila, Cointreau, agave nectar, lime juice, strawberries, jalapeno, sea salt
Try this classic jalapeno margarita, which is perfect for a hot summer day if you’re lounging by the pool. Garnish with fresh strawberries or other sweet seasonal fruits.
Mexican Mai Tai
Ingredients: Lime juice, tequila, Cointreau, orgeat, citrus salt
This cocktail provides a little less sweet and a little more sour take on a traditional Mai Tai cocktail. A splash of Cointreau keeps the body looking quite uniform, and don’t forget to add some citrus salt onto the rim.
Chilli Thai Cocktail
Ingredients: Sugar, Thai bird chiles, white peppercorns, dry gin, lemon juice, simple syrup
Now this is one of our favourites! If you like the spicy side of a Thai chilli, try this beverage out as soon as you can. If the gin feels a little too dry, swap it for some citrus vodka instead.
Ingredients: Honey, salt, paprika, cayenne pepper, lime, beer, Worcestershire sauce, hot suace, soy sauce, jalapeno
Finally we’re bidding this list adieu with our favourite breakfast cocktail: the bloody mary – but better! A splash of beer is the perfect way to neutralise the drink if it’s on the spicier side.
Images via Heather Christo, The Chic Site, A Spicy Perspective, Saveur, Spoon Fork Bacon