9 Best Spicy Cocktails You Need This Summer

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Are you looking for a way to turn up the heat at your next summer party? Look no further than these 9 spicy cocktails!

From a skinny spicy margarita to a spicy martini, these drinks will have your taste buds begging for more.

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These spicy drinks are the perfect way to spice up your summer gathering and make it one to remember.

So grab your favorite ingredients and get ready to kick your summer party up a notch with these delicious cocktails!

Spicy cocktails are delicious and come in plenty of flavors that will set your mouth ablaze if you like them hot.

The recipes feature ingredients like hot sauce, chili peppers, or even a little wasabi. When you get the right balance, these drinks offer an adventure in flavor for anyone who appreciates all things hot and spicy.

What better way to relax at the end of the week than to enjoy a drink with a spicy little kick to it?

There are so many amazing ways to make spicy cocktails!

Some of these delicious drinks use spirits infused with spices, while others may add jalapeno peppers right into the drink.

You can find a wide variety of spicy tequilas or vodkas at your local wine and spirits store.  If you do not have spicy tequila readily available you can make your own with simple syrup, water, and sliced peppers.

Spicy Cocktail Recipes

Spice up your summer with these 9 tantalizing spicy cocktail recipes. From the fiery Jalapeno Margarita to the zesty Chili Mango Mojito, these drinks pack a flavorful punch.

Discover unique combinations like the Spicy Paloma or the Spiced Watermelon Punch for a refreshing twist on traditional cocktails.

Cheers to a summer filled with spicy sips!

1. Bloody Mary – The Ultimate Spicy Cocktail

This fiery libation has earned its reputation as a legendary drink, renowned for its vibrant flavors and tongue-tingling heat. With a perfect blend of tomato juice, vodka, and an array of tantalizing spices, the Bloody Mary is a true force to be reckoned with.

Whether you seek a revitalizing brunch companion or a bold cocktail to kickstart your evening, prepare to embark on a flavor adventure like no other.


  • Celery salt
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 4 ounces tomato juice
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 2 dashes of Tabasco sauce
  • 2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch of smoked paprika
  • Garnish: parsley sprig
  • Garnish: green olives
  • Garnish: lime wedge
  • Garnish: celery stalk


  1. Pour some celery salt onto a small plate.
  2. Rub the juicy side of the lemon or lime wedge along the lip of a pint glass.
  3. Roll the outer edge of the glass in celery salt until fully coated, then fill the glass with ice and set it aside.
  4. Squeeze the lemon and lime wedges into a shaker and drop them in.
  5. Add the vodka, tomato juice, horseradish, Tabasco, Worcestershire, black pepper, and paprika, plus a pinch of celery salt along with ice, and shake gently.
  6. Strain into the prepared glass.
  7. Garnish with parsley sprig, 2 speared green olives, a lime wedge, and a celery stalk (optional).

2. Bloody Maria – Spicy Cocktail with a Twist

In one corner, we have the classic Bloody Mary, known for its marriage of tangy tomato juice, vodka, and an ensemble of seasonings. And in the other corner, we have the spirited contender, the Bloody Maria, a spirited twist on the original, substituting vodka with tequila—an intriguing shift that adds a whole new dimension to this spicy cocktail.


  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 4 ounces tomato juice
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 tablespoon prepared horseradish, to taste
  • 4 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 dashes of Tabasco sauce
  • 2 dashes of Tapatio hot sauce
  • 1 pinch of celery salt
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • Garnish: lime wedge
  • Garnish: lemon wedge
  • Garnish: cucumber spear
  • Garnish: sweet pepper slices
  • Garnish: jalapeño pepper slices


  1. Add the tequila, tomato juice, lemon juice, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, Tapatio, celery salt, and black pepper to a shaker and fill with ice.
  2. Shake briefly and strain into a pint glass filled with fresh ice.
  3. Garnish with a lime wedge, a lemon wedge, a cucumber spear, a skewer of sweet pepper slices, and jalapeño slices.

3. Jalapeno Margarita

If you love the classic margarita but want to add a little heat to your summer drink, the Jalapeno Margarita is the perfect choice. This cocktail blends the classic ingredients of tequila, lime juice, and triple sec with the kick of fresh jalapeno peppers. The heat from the jalapenos can be adjusted to your preference by muddling more or less of the peppers.

The Jalapeno Margarita is an excellent cocktail to pair with spicy food or to enjoy on its own. It is a perfect twist on a classic summer drink that is sure to turn up the heat at your next party. And if you’re a fan of spicy mojitos, this is the drink you need to try.


  • Tequila
  • Lime juice
  • Triple sec
  • Simple syrup
  • Fresh jalapeno peppers
  • Margarita salt


  1. Pour some margarita salt onto a small plate.
  2. Rub the juicy side of the lemon or lime wedge along the lip of a pint glass.
  3. Roll the outer edge of the glass in margarita salt until fully coated, then fill the glass with ice and set it aside.
  4. Squeeze the lemon and lime wedges into a shaker and drop them in.
  5. Add the tequila, lime juice, triple sec, and fresh japapenoes along with ice, and shake gently.
  6. Pour into the prepared glass.
  7. Garnish with a lime wedge.

4. Spicy Watermelon Martini

If you’re looking for a refreshing and spicy drink to cool you down during those hot summer days, look no further than the Spicy Watermelon Martini. This cocktail is the perfect blend of sweet and spicy, with juicy watermelon and a hint of jalapeno.


  • Fresh watermelon juice
  • Lime juice
  • Simple syrup
  • Jalapeno


  1. Start by muddling the jalapeno in the bottom of your cocktail shaker to release the heat.
  2. Next, add the watermelon juice, lime juice, and simple syrup and shake it all up.
  3. Strain the mixture into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a watermelon slice or a small piece of jalapeno.

This drink is perfect for sipping on a hot day by the pool or serving at your next summer party.

If you’re a fan of spicy drinks, be sure to also try out a spicy mojito or a cayenne pineapple cocktail. Don’t be afraid to add a little heat to your summer cocktails and turn up the flavor!

5. Spicy Paloma


  • 2 ounces Del Maguey Vida mezcal
  • 3 ounces grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 ounces lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 2 ounces club soda, to top
  • Garnish: chile piquin rim
  • Garnish: grapefruit quarter wheel
  • Garnish: cilantro sprig
  • Garnish: jalapeño round
  • Thai Chilli Pepper


  1. Rim half of a rock’s glass with chile piquin.
  2. Add the mezcal, juices, Thai chili pepper, and syrup to a shaker with ice and shake.
  3. Strain into the prepared glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top with the club soda.
  5. Garnish with a grapefruit quarter wheel, cilantro sprig, and jalapeño round.

6. Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita

Prepare your taste buds for an exhilarating fiesta of flavors with the Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita! This invigorating cocktail combines the tropical sweetness of pineapple with the fiery kick of jalapeño, resulting in a harmonious balance of heat and refreshing delight


  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 ounce triple sec
  • 1 1-inch pineapple chunk, cubed
  • 1 jalapeño round, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 ounces Cazadores reposado tequila
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 ounce pineapple juice
  • Garnish: lime wedge
  • Garnish: pineapple chunk
  • Garnish: jalapeño round


  1. Combine the sugar and black pepper in a shallow dish. Wet the rim of a rock glass with the slice of lime, and gently rotate the rim into the sugar and pepper mix to coat the edge of the glass evenly. Set the glass aside.
  2. Add the triple sec, pineapple chunk, and jalapeño round into a shaker and gently muddle.
  3. Add the tequila, lime juice, and pineapple juice into the shaker with ice, and shake until well-chilled.
  4. Double-strain into the prepared glass over fresh ice.
  5. Garnish with a lime wedge, a pineapple chunk, and a jalapeño round.

7. Spicy Negroni

This audacious twist on the classic Negroni cocktail will take your taste buds on a thrilling journey through layers of complexity and a tantalizing blaze of heat. Immerse yourself in the timeless elegance of a Negroni, where the bittersweet harmony of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth creates a symphony of flavors.


  • 1-ounce mezcal
  • 3/4 ounce Campari
  • 3/4 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1/4 ounce Ancho chile liqueur
  • 2 drops Bittermens Hellfire Habañero Shrub Bitters


  1. Add all ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice.
  2. Stir, and strain into an Old Fashioned or Rocks glass over fresh ice.

If you are looking for a spicy cocktail the Spicy Negroni has your name on it. 

8. Cayenne Pineapple Cocktail

Looking for a drink that’s both sweet and spicy? Look no further than the Cayenne Pineapple Cocktail. This fiery cocktail will add some serious heat to your summer party.


  • Pineapple juice
  • Lime juice
  • Agave nectar
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Tequila
  • Garnish: salt rim
  • Garnish: mint spring


  1. First, shake together the pineapple juice, tequila, lime juice, and agave nectar in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Strain the mixture into a glass over ice.
  3. Then, add a pinch of cayenne pepper and give it a good stir. The cayenne pepper gives this cocktail a kick that is sure to impress your guests.

9. Hot in Rio

This chile pepper, lime, and cachaça cocktail from Bacardí brand ambassador Jacob Briars capture the spirit of Brazilian Carnaval.


  • 1/2 oz Agave nectar
  • 3 Chile pepper slices
  • 3 Lime wedges
  • 2 oz Leblon cachaça
  • 1 oz Lime juice
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • Garnish: chile pepper slices
  • Garnish: lime wedge


  1. In a shaker, muddle the agave nectar, chile pepper slices, and lime wedges.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and fill with crushed ice.
  3. Shake, and pour (unstrained) into a rocks glass.
  4. Garnish with additional chile pepper slices or a lime wedge.

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  1. Umm you had me at MARGARITA! I LOVE margargitas lol I’m definitely going to try this recipe. I made a lavender one recently that was good.

  2. Well that just sounds amazing! I’m always fascinated by speciality drinks. My beverage of choice is good old fashioned sweet tea. I start by making a simple syrup and I add (ready?) limes. Limes. It’s so refreshing. I love it.

  3. This sounds yummy, sangria is my drink of choice. I need to try the frozen version because I feel like that is a total winner.

    Pineapple is my favorite fruit so that sounds delicious. I’m questioning the spice part, I think I’m going to sit that one out.

  4. As boring as it sounds I love my Jamba Juice Apple & Greens smoothie lol. I’m not much of a drinker but I know this Margarita might be a bit too spicy for me. It does sound like an amazing treat though, especially because of the pineapples.

  5. I’ve never had a spicy frozen drink before but this sounds amazing. I have all the ingredients in my fridge, I guess I know what my next party drink is.

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