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Turn Up the Heat: Spicy Cocktails Are On The Rise!

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As we step into 2024, the cocktail scene continues to embrace bold flavors, with spicy cocktails leading the charge. This fiery trend is gaining momentum, as bar professionals and home bartenders alike are reaching for jalapeños, hot sauce, and other spicy ingredients to craft beverages that pack a punch. Additionally, the aesthetic and flavor-enhancing touch of Tajin-rimmed glasses is becoming a signature of this trend, adding a tangy and spicy kick that complements the liquid heat within.

The rise of spicy cocktails is not just about the thrill of heat; it’s a reflection of a broader culinary movement towards more adventurous eating and drinking experiences. People are increasingly seeking out flavors that challenge and excite their palates, and the complex, warm notes of spicy cocktails meet this demand perfectly. From the smoky undertones of a mezcal jalapeño margarita to the sharp bite of a hot sauce-infused bloody mary, these drinks offer a depth and intensity that’s hard to find in more traditional cocktails.

Moreover, the trend speaks to the growing appreciation for global cuisines and flavors. Ingredients like Tajin, a seasoning blend from Mexico, highlight the cultural influences enriching the cocktail landscape. This global pantry approach allows for endless creativity in cocktail crafting, inviting drinkers to explore new tastes and combinations.

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As we continue through 2024, expect to see spicy cocktails evolve and diversify. Experimentation with different types of chilies, spices, and heat sources will likely broaden the category, offering something for every level of spice tolerance. Whether it’s the subtle warmth of ancho chile or the fiery kick of habanero syrup, spicy cocktails are set to remain a hot trend.

In conclusion, the growing popularity of spicy cocktails is a testament to the dynamic and ever-evolving world of mixology. With their bold flavors and eye-catching presentations, these drinks are not just about the heat; they’re about exploring new flavor frontiers and celebrating the rich diversity of global cuisines.

Explore Spicy Cocktails

Spicy Tamarind Daiquiri

¾ oz Aged Rum 
¾ oz Rhum Agricole 
¾ oz Lime 
¾ oz Liquid Alchemist Tamarindo Syrup 
Dash of spicy tincture or hot sauce (optional) 

Shake hard with ice, strain up into a coupe glass. Garnish with a lime wheel. 

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Baby I’m Burnin’ For You

1½ oz Rye Whiskey  
½ oz Ancho Reyes or other chile liqueur  
1 oz Liquid Alchemist Blood Orange Syrup
¼ oz Hot Sauce (Heat level to personal preference)  
½ oz Pineapple Juice  
3 oz ginger beer  

Combine all ingredients except for ginger beer in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a copper mug or coffee mug, add ginger beer and top with ice. Crushed ice if available. Garnish with a mint sprig.  

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Holla At Chamoy

2 oz Silver Tequila
1 oz Liquid Alchemist Mango Syrup
½ oz Chamoy
2 oz Pineapple Juice
¾ oz Lime Juice
3–4 Jalapeno slices

Add all ingredients to a shaker. Shake and fine strain into an ice-filled chamoy-rimmed rocks glass.

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Pica Pica 

2 oz Optimist Smokey Tequila Alternative
1 oz Liquid Alchemist Tamarindo  
½ oz Lime Juice 
½ oz Pineapple Juice 
1 Jalapeño diced and de-seeded 

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Rim a margarita or rocks glass with taijin or salt. Shake ingredients and dump into glass. 

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Tamarindo Michelada

1 oz Liquid Alchemist Tamarindo Syrup
¾ oz Lime
2 dashes Hot Sauce
1 Cold Beer

Gently stir to incorporate flavors.  Garnish with tajin rim and a pinch of cilantro (optional).

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Tamarindo Michelada 

2 oz Lyres Agave Blanco or Tequila Alternative
1 oz Liquid Alchemist Tamarindo  
½ oz Fresh lime juice  
6 oz Alc-Free Lager Beer  
3 Dash hot sauce (ie: Cholula or Tobacco)  

Gently stir to incorporate flavors. Garnish with tajin rim and a pinch of cilantro (optional).

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