Cinco de Mayo is almost here so it’s time to break out your cocktail shakers and tequila! Check out 3 of my favorite spicy cocktail recipes to start your weekend with a fiery kick!

I’m the type of person who puts cayenne pepper and hot sauce on everything. To me, if it’s not spicy it’s not worth eating. When it comes to cocktails, I’m no different, so all my favorite libations have at a least a little sizzle. If you’re someone who can handle a hint of heat, give one of my favorite spicy cocktail recipes a try!

Mezcaliente

Ingredients

  • 1 oz jalapeno infused Herradura Silver Tequila*
  • 1 oz Mezcal
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 4-6 quarters of cucumber

Directions

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and mix well. Pour over rocks and serve.

*To create jalapeno infused tequila place 1 diced jalapeno in a bottle of Herradura Silver Tequila and let sit for at least one day before straining.


 

Red Pepper Margarita

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Herradura Reposado
  • 1.5 oz red pepper juice
  • 3/4 oz peppercorn infused simple syrup*
  • 1/2 oz Cointreau
  • 1/2 oz lime juice

Directions

Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and mix well. Pour over rocks and serve.

*To create peppercorn infused simple syrup combine 1 1/2 cups water, 1 cup granulated sugar, 1 tbsp whole black peppercorns and 1 tbsp cracked black peppercorns in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes. Let cool and then strain and place in the fridge in a tightly sealed container.


 

Horchata Del Diablo

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz spiced Herradura Anejo*
  • .5 oz unsweetened almond milk
  • .25 oz Nux Alpines Walnut liquor
  • .25 oz maple syrup
  • 1 dash Fee’s Walnut Bitters

Directions

Add all ingredients to shaker and shake hard. Double strain into a glass. Add ice and serve.

*To create spiced Anejo you’ll need 1 bottle Herradura Anejo tequila, 6 pods black cardamom, 1/2 tbsp cardamom seeds and 2 sticks cinnamon. Use a muddle to slightly crush both cardamoms and place in a glass vessel. Add cinnamon and tequila and let sit for at least two days. Strain out spices.

Which one of these spicy libations will you imbibe in this weekend? Tell us in the comment section below!

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