As a bartender, I've come across many people who love spicy cocktails. And I must say, I'm one of them.
The sensation of heat mixed with the complexity of a well-crafted cocktail is something that just can't be beaten. That's why I'm excited to share with you some of the best Spicy Mezcal Cocktail recipes out there.
Now, you might be wondering what Mezcal is. Well, it's a Mexican distilled spirit made from the agave plant. It's often compared to tequila, but it has a smokier flavor profile.
The smokiness of Mezcal makes it a perfect base for a spicy cocktail. The heat and smoke complement each other in a way that's truly unique.
When it comes to creating a Spicy Mezcal Cocktail, there are endless possibilities. You can use fresh jalapeños, habaneros, or even ghost peppers to add some heat.
And the sweetness of fruits like pineapple, mango, or passionfruit can balance out the spice. But there's more to it than just adding heat. The best Spicy Mezcal Cocktails have a balance of flavors that make them a delight to drink.
So, whether you're a fan of spicy cocktails or just looking to try something new, these Spicy Mezcal Cocktail recipes are sure to impress.
From the classic Mezcal Margarita with a kick to the more adventurous Habanero Pineapple Mezcal Cocktail, there's something for everyone. So, let's get shaking and start exploring the world of Spicy Mezcal Cocktails!
1. Spicy Mango Mezcal Margarita
The Spicy Mango Mezcal Margarita is a unique twist on the classic margarita. Instead of tequila, this cocktail uses mezcal, which adds a smoky flavor that pairs perfectly with the sweetness of mango juice. The addition of cayenne pepper gives the drink a spicy kick, but it can be left out for those who prefer a milder taste.
The rim salt, made with a combination of kosher salt and cayenne pepper, adds an extra layer of flavor and heat. Overall, this cocktail is a must-try for anyone looking for a new and exciting mezcal-based drink.
2. Spicy Mezcal Old Fashioned
The Spicy Mezcal Old Fashioned is a must-try cocktail for those who love a little heat and smokiness in their drinks. This spicy twist on the classic Old Fashioned is made by infusing mezcal with jalapeño and serrano peppers, resulting in a bold and fiery flavor that is perfectly balanced with a touch of agave and bitters.
The cocktail is served over a large ice cube in an old fashioned glass and garnished with a dried orange wheel. It's a great option for happy hour or dinner parties, and pairs well with Mexican flavors. If you're a fan of mezcal and looking for a new way to enjoy it, the Spicy Mezcal Old Fashioned is definitely worth a try.
3. Mezcal Margarita
The Mezcal Margarita is a must-try for those looking for a complex and sultry cocktail. Made with smoky-flavored Mezcal originating from Oaxaca, Mexico, this cocktail is perfect for those with a more mature palate. The addition of muddled jalapeño and cilantro adds a refreshing green flavor, while slices of jalapeño give just a bit of heat.
This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy more complex flavors like whiskey or scotch. To change it up, try adding freshly squeezed grapefruit, mandarins, oranges, clementines, tangerines, or sliced cucumber into the shaker. The Mezcal Margarita is a great choice for those looking for a unique and flavorful cocktail.
4. Mezcal Mexican Hot Chocolate
If you're looking for a spicy and smoky cocktail to warm you up during the holiday season, then the Mezcal Mexican Hot Chocolate is a must-try. This cocktail is a unique blend of Mezcal, a Mexican distilled spirit, and a dark chocolate drink that is layered with a touch of chili peppers, orange peel, ginger, and spices.
The heavy smoky component of the mezcal adds a layer of complexity when combined with the sweet and spiciness of the drinking chocolate. The cinnamon sugar rim and snowflake marshmallows make this cocktail even more festive and delightful. If you're a fan of spicy cocktails, this one should definitely be on your list to try. Stay tuned for more spicy Mezcal cocktail recipes in our article.
5. Spicy Pineapple Jalapeno Mezcalita
The Spicy Pineapple Jalapeno Mezcalita is a cocktail that combines sweet, spicy, and smoky flavors in a unique and captivating way. Made with Mezcal Creyente Joven, a blend of two extraordinary mezcals from Oaxaca’s Tlacolula and Yautepec regions, this drink has a characteristic smoky aroma and taste that complements the spicy flavors of jalapeño and the sweetness of pineapple juice.
The addition of orange liquor and lime juice balances out the flavors, while fresh cilantro adds a refreshing aroma. This cocktail is perfect for those who love a little bit of heat in their drinks and want to try something new and exciting.
6. Mezcal Spicy Mama
The Mezcal Spicy Mama is a smoky and spicy cocktail made with mezcal, Pama pomegranate liqueur, fresh lemon juice, agave, and a kick of spicy harissa or muddled jalapenos.
The sweet and sour flavors are perfectly balanced with the smokiness of the mezcal, and the addition of the spicy harissa or jalapenos gives it a nice kick. It's easy to make and perfect for those who love a good mezcal cocktail or are looking to try something new.
7. Spicy Mezcal Margaritas
If you're looking for a spicy and smoky twist on the classic margarita, then the Spicy Mezcal Margarita is a must-try. Made with high-quality mezcal, orange liquor, fresh lime juice, and a spicy agave simple syrup, this cocktail packs a punch that will leave your taste buds tingling.
The use of jalapeños in the simple syrup adds a fiery kick to the drink, making it perfect for those who like a bit of heat in their cocktails. Whether you're a mezcal aficionado or just looking to try something new, the Spicy Mezcal Margarita is a delicious and unique cocktail that is sure to impress.
8. Mezcal Mango Smash
The Mezcal Mango Smash is a sweet and smoky Spicy Mezcal Cocktail that blends fresh herbs, jalapeños, mango, orange liqueur, lime, and smoky Mezcal Creyente Joven. The unique process of roasting agave hearts with mesquite wood gives this cocktail a distinct taste that is hard to find in other cocktails.
The sweetness of the mango and orange liqueur is balanced by the spiciness of the jalapeños, while the cilantro and lime add a refreshing twist to the drink. The Mezcal Mango Smash is a versatile cocktail that can be adjusted to your preference, making it a must-try for anyone who loves a good Spicy Mezcal Cocktail with a unique twist.
9. Spicy Mezcal Mule
The Spicy Mezcal Mule is a unique and flavorful take on the classic Moscow Mule. This cocktail combines the smoky taste of mezcal with a touch of cayenne for heat and ginger beer for a refreshing kick. With only four ingredients, it's easy to make and perfect for any occasion.
The Spicy Mezcal Mule is a great choice for those who enjoy a little bit of spice and smokiness in their cocktails. It's a perfect drink to enjoy during tailgating season and pairs well with grilled foods and rich dips. If you're looking to try something new and exciting, the Spicy Mezcal Mule is a must-try cocktail.
10. Smoky Mezcal Paloma
The Smoky Mezcal Paloma is a spicy and smoky version of the classic grapefruit and tequila cocktail. Made with mezcal instead of tequila, this cocktail is infused with jalapeño simple syrup and has a chipotle smoked salt rim.
The combination of freshly squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice, lime juice, and sparkling water makes for a refreshing and easy drinking cocktail with a little kick. If you're a fan of the smoky flavor of mezcal, this cocktail is a must-try. It's perfect for those who want to add a little spice to their cocktail game.
11. Mezcal Sour With Strawberries and Ginger
The Mezcal Sour with Strawberries and Ginger is a must-try spicy cocktail for spring. The mezcal used in this cocktail is roasted, which gives it a smoky flavor that can be overpowering, but the addition of strawberry jam balances it out perfectly.
The fresh lime adds a zesty kick, while the egg white foam gives it a velvety texture that takes it to the next level. This cocktail is perfect for those who love a little heat in their drinks. It's a unique and delicious twist on a classic sour cocktail that will leave you wanting more.
12. Oaxacan Rusty Nail
The "Oaxacan Rusty Nail" is a spicy Mezcal cocktail that is a twist on the classic "rusty nail" cocktail. It is made with jalapeno, orange bitters, and Drambuie, a sweet, golden liqueur made from scotch whiskey, honey, herbs, and spices.
The cocktail has a perfect balance of smoky, spicy, citrusy, and ever-so-slightly-sweet flavors that make it a must-try for anyone who loves mezcal cocktails. The addition of Drambuie adds a unique and interesting flavor to the drink that will leave you wanting more. If you're looking for a new spicy mezcal cocktail to try, the "Oaxacan Rusty Nail" is definitely worth a shot.
13. Charred Pineapple and Jalapeno Mezcal Smash
The Charred Pineapple and Jalapeno Mezcal Smash is a must-try spicy mezcal cocktail. This cocktail is a perfect blend of smoky and sweet, with fresh smashed pineapple chunks, jalapeno slices, tart lime juice, agave nectar, and smoky mezcal. The medium spiciness of the jalapeno adds an enhancer to the overall beverage, making it perfect for those who are hesitant to order a spicy cocktail.
The addition of orange liqueur and fresh lime juice gives it a margarita-meets-mezcalrita vibe, making it a tequila love affair. This cocktail is perfect for summertime and will transport you to the Yucatan Peninsula. If you're new to mezcal cocktails, this is a great way to start, and if you're already a fan of mezcal, this cocktail will not disappoint.
14. Mezcal Paloma
The Mezcal Paloma is a spicy and smoky twist on the classic Paloma cocktail. Made with mezcal instead of tequila, this cocktail has a distinct smoky flavor that perfectly balances with the tartness of fresh grapefruit juice.
The honey simple syrup adds a touch of sweetness, while the club soda provides a refreshing fizz. The salt rim with chili powder and lime zest is a unique and delicious addition that elevates the drink to the next level. If you're a fan of spicy cocktails, the Mezcal Paloma is a must-try.
15. Mezcal Negroni
The Mezcal Negroni is a unique twist on the classic Negroni cocktail, featuring the smoky flavor of mezcal instead of gin. The sweetness of the vermouth balances out the bitterness of the Campari, while the mezcal adds a complex, smoky flavor that sets this cocktail apart.
It's a refreshing and surprisingly complex cocktail that's perfect for sipping on a warm evening or as an aperitif before dinner. If you're looking for a new and exciting cocktail to add to your repertoire, the Mezcal Negroni is definitely worth a try!
16. Mezcal Sunrise Mimosa
The Mezcal Sunrise Mimosa is a refreshing and citrusy cocktail that is perfect for brunch or any occasion that calls for a little extra sunshine. This cocktail is a twist on the classic Tequila Sunrise cocktail, with the addition of champagne to make it bubbly and mezcal to give it a smoky flavor.
The cocktail is garnished with a splash of grenadine to create the "sunrise" effect, and a squeeze of lime juice to brighten it up. For those who love a bit of spice, fresh jalapeño or serrano peppers can be infused with the tequila or mezcal to give it an instant kick. Overall, the Mezcal Sunrise Mimosa is a delicious and easy-to-make cocktail that is sure to impress your guests.
17. Spicy Peach Mezcal Mule-Rita
The Spicy Peach Mezcal Mule-Rita is a must-try cocktail for those who love a little bit of spice in their drinks. This cocktail is a perfect blend of sweet summer peaches, smoky mezcal, and zingy jalapeños, creating a frothy and refreshing drink that is perfect for any occasion. The addition of ginger beer and crushed ice makes it ultra-refreshing, perfect for sipping on a hot summer day.
The unique combination of flavors and the beautiful sunset color make it an eye-catching cocktail that is sure to impress your guests. If you're looking for a spicy and refreshing cocktail that is easy to make and perfect for any occasion, then the Spicy Peach Mezcal Mule-Rita is definitely worth a try.
18. Spicy Thai Chile Paloma
The Spicy Thai Chile Paloma is a unique twist on the classic Paloma cocktail. This cocktail features fresh grapefruit juice and a homemade grapefruit simple syrup, which gives it a robust grapefruit flavor and beautiful color.
The addition of lime and Thai chile adds a subtle heat to the cocktail, making it a perfect choice for those who enjoy a bit of spice in their drinks. The use of tequila reposado or mezcal adds a lovely smoky element to the cocktail. Overall, the Spicy Thai Chile Paloma is a refreshing and unexpected cocktail that is sure to impress your guests.
19. Spicy Mezcal Paloma
The Spicy Mezcal Paloma is a unique twist on the classic Paloma cocktail. This version replaces tequila with mezcal, giving it a smokier flavor that pairs perfectly with the tart and refreshing grapefruit juice.
The addition of jalapeño adds a spicy kick that lingers on the tongue, making it a perfect choice for those who like their cocktails with a bit of heat. This cocktail is perfect for happy hour or any occasion where you want to impress your guests with a unique and flavorful drink. If you're a fan of mezcal or spicy cocktails, this is definitely one to try.