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4 Unique spicy cocktail recipes

Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. ...

Add some spice to those drinks!

We think it's about time to add some spice to your boring ol' happy hour drinks. Forget pinot grigio and cosmos and ring in the end of a long day with one of these zesty, spicy and oh-so-exciting cocktail recipes instead!

One of these peach jalapeño margaritas or extra-spicy bloody marys are sure to put some pep in your step, regardless of the day you had. Plus, nothing makes dealing with screaming children easier than a nice, boozy kick in the bum!

1

Sriracha spicy bloody mary

 4 Unique spicy cocktail recipes

Serves about 2

Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces vodka (we used Purity)
  • About 2 cups tomato juice
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive juice
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • Dash of celery salt
  • Crushed black pepper
  • Ice

Directions:

  1. Mix the vodka, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, Sriracha, olive juice, lime juice and celery in a chilled mixer. Fill two glasses halfway with ice.
  2. Shake to combine. Pour mixture over the ice and serve with olives.

2

Peach jalapeño margarita

 4 Unique spicy cocktail recipes

Adapted from Dessert for Two

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 jalapeño, de-seeded and mashed
  • 2 peaches, sliced and de-pitted
  • 2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
  • 1/4 cup white tequila
  • Ice

Directions:

  1. To make the simple syrup, heat the water, sugar and de-seeded jalapeño together in a saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil and remove from heat, stirring to ensure the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Pour the ice, lemon juice, peach slices, tequila and simple syrup together in a blender. Pulse to combine until smooth.
3

Chili pepper chocolate milkshake

 4 Unique spicy cocktail recipes

Serves 2

Ingredients:

For the ice cream

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper

For the milkshake

  • 1/4 cup whipped cream vodka
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream
  • 1 bar chili pepper chocolate, chopped

Directions:

  1. To make the ice cream, whisk the cocoa powder, milk, whipping cream, sugar, vanilla and crushed red pepper together until sugar is dissolved. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes. Once chilled, pour the mixture into the frozen canister of an ice cream maker and churn for 20 minutes.
  2. Place three scoops ice cream, whipped cream vodka, whipped cream and 3/4 of the diced chocolate in a blender. Pour into Mason jars and garnish with whipped cream and diced chocolate.
4

Spiced apple cider

 4 Unique spicy cocktail recipes

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 quart apple cider
  • 1/4 orange, peeled
  • 1/2 apple, sliced
  • 1/4 cup bourbon or rum

Directions:

  1. Mix all of the ingredients (except for the bourbon and rum) together in a saucepan. Heat mixture to medium and bring to a simmer. Let simmer for about 10-15 minutes. Garnish with rum, bourbon and fresh fruit.

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