The Best Spicy Cocktail Recipes

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!

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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.


Spicy Michelada

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

May 2, 2015

TGIF: 5 Unique Margarita Cocktails

The next time you’re enjoying drinks with friends, impress them with these unique margarita cocktails which are sure to be a hit.

Rather than serving the same old salty margarita, we have searched for some of the most interesting cocktails which not only look good, but taste delicious.

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Basil Jalapeno Margarita

Give your favourite margarita recipe a pop of taste with a pinch of jalapeno pepper! Not only is it ready in under 5 minutes, but it’s perfect for those who love to try new and exciting cocktails. The jalapeno is balanced out with basil and mint leaves which give the cocktail a fresh flavour.

5 Unique Margarita Cocktails

Grapefruit Margarita

Perhaps you’re enjoying a drink with a friend who loves fruity cocktails as opposed to something thick and salty. The grapefruit brings a sweet, fruity element to the cocktail, and is ideal with silver tequila for a smooth taste.

5 Unique Margarita Cocktails

Blood Orange Margarita

Enjoy the sweet raspberry/citrus flavour of a blood orange, combined with a salty margarita. Use just 1/2 cup of blood orange juice, and 1/4 cup of lime juice for a tangy flavour that is out of this world.

5 Unique Margarita Cocktails

Pomegranate Margarita

If you ever get your hands on a fresh pomegranate, then you definitely have to try this one for yourself. Create a syrup with lime and pomegranate juice, then add a pinch of sugar before letting it dissolve. This is the secret weapon to a truly sweet/sour beverage!

5 Unique Margarita Cocktails

Frozen Coconut Pineapple Margarita

It has coconut, pineapple and some silver tequila, this one is bound to be a crowd pleaser! Part-slurpee, part-cocktail, blend the coconut and pineapple pieces with some ice, and serve on a glass rimmed with salt.

5 Unique Margarita Cocktails

Images via What Katie Ate, Eclectic Recipes, Design Love Fest, The Blonde Cook

March 6, 2015