Cocktails With A Kick – Spicy Cocktails For February

Friday 14th Jan 2022 |

Whether you’ve been abstaining for Dry January or you just fancy mixing up something different this February, cocktails are always good fun and this little lot are sure to spice things up.

Try our favourite spicy cocktails this Valentine’s Day and see Dry January off with a bang!

Spicy Cocktails For February – Rad Paloma

 Ingredients

  • 1 can Stiegl Grapefruit Radler (you will need approx. 100ml per serve)
  • 1 Grapefruit
  • 50ml Zignum Mezcal
  • Smoked sea salt
  • Chilli flakes
  • Garnish: smoked salt and chilli flakes for the rim
  • Glass: Collins

Method

  • Mix smoked sea salt with a pinch of chilli flakes (to taste) on a saucer. Rub a slice of grapefruit around the rim of a glass and roll the rim in the salt mixture.
  • Add a slice of grapefruit to a cocktail shaker and muddle.
  • Add 50ml mezcal and ice, then mix for 30 seconds.
  • Double strain into the rimmed glass. Top with the Stiegl Grapefruit Radler and stir gently.

Spicy Cocktails For February – Tropical Heat

Ingredients

  • A couple of stalks of coriander with leaves (roughly chopped – about a tbsp)
  • 30ml lime juice
  • 1 slice of a serrano chilli pepper (approx. 1cm thick – more if you like it spicy)
  • 50ml Zignum Mezcal
  • 50ml fresh pineapple juice
  • 50ml fresh grapefruit juice
  • 15ml simple syrup

Garnish: Wedge of Grapefruit/Chilli

Glass: Highball

Method

  • In a cocktail shaker, muddle the coriander, lime juice and chilli.
  • Fill with ice and add the mezcal, pineapple juice, grapefruit juice and simple syrup.
  • Shake well and strain in to a highball glass filled with ice.
  • Garnish with a wedge of grapefruit and a thinly chopped chilli pepper

Spicy Cocktails For February – Pink Peppercorn Gimlet

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp whole pink peppercorns
  • 60ml Hernö London Dry Gin
  • 30ml lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 15ml simple syrup

Garnish: A pinch of pink peppercorns

Glass: Nick & Nora

Method

  • In a cocktail shaker, gently crush and muddle the pink peppercorns.
  • Add the gin, lime juice and simple syrup, fill with ice and shake well.
  • Strain into a Nick & Nora glass and garnish with a few pink peppercorns.

Dark ‘n’ Spicy Rum Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients

  • 60ml Goslings Black Seal Rum
  • 30ml Chilli & Ginger Syrup (Add 1 cup of peeled and sliced fresh ginger, 1 jalapeno chilli -whole but pierced with a skewer several times, 1 cup of dark brown sugar, 1 cup of water to a pan and simmer for around 30 mins. Strain well, let it cool and store in a bottle in the fridge.)
  • 15ml lime juice
  • 15ml soda

Garnish: wheel of lime and slice of ginger

Glass: single rocks glass

Method

  • Add ice to a single rocks cocktail glass.
  • Pour over the rum, chilli & ginger syrup and lime juice.
  • Top with soda and stir to combine.

Spicy Cocktails For February – Mezcran Kick

Ingredients

  • 30ml El Recuerdo Mezcal
  • 30ml fresh lime juice
  • 30ml cranberry juice
  • 15ml simple syrup
  • 10 coriander leaves
  • 1 fresh jalapeno chili

Garnish: Chilli wheel/slice

Glass:  Tumbler/Rocks

Method

  • Muddle the coriander leaves and approx. half an inch of the chilli in a cocktail shaker.
  • Add ice, the mezcal, lime juice, cranberry juice, the simple syrup and shake well.
  • Double strain into a tumbler glass filled with ice.
  • Garnish with a slice of chilli.

Spicy Cocktails For February – Gin-ger Elder

Ingredients

  • 3 slices of fresh ginger – each approx. the size of a 10p piece
  • 6 fresh mint leaves
  • 15ml simple syrup
  • 30ml Conker Dorset Gin
  • 15ml elderflower liqueur
  • 15ml lemon juice
  • 15ml soda

Garnish: Mint sprig

Glass: Single rocks glass

Method

  • Muddle the ginger, mint and simple syrup.
  • Add the gin and elderflower cordial, fill with ice and shake well.
  • Double strain into a single rocks glass filled with one large lump of ice.
  • Add soda and garnish with mint leaves.

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