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8 Caliente Cocktails to Spice Up Your Next Party

Nothing says “I’m adventurous” like throwing back a spicy cocktail, am I right? Forget rock climbing or base-jumping — we can’t all be full-on daredevils. If you are looking for a simpler way to spice up your next party in a big way (that doesn’t include risking your life) — these cocktails are it. You’ll find that experimenting with these classics can take you on an amazing adventure in flavor that can be just as exciting as any daring escapade. See our list of spicy cocktails. Beware though — they aren’t for the faint of heart.







Ghost Pepper Dalmatian

The Dalmatian is like the classic Greyhound or Salty Dog — but with a bite. This cocktail packs some serious heat with the addition of pepper to the mix. Dust the rim with chili lime seasoning for an added citrus kick.

- 1 1/2 oz Bhut Jolokia Simple Syrup*

- 1 1/2 oz Vodka

- 3 oz grapefruit juice (pink)

Combine ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Strain into an ice filled glass. Garnish with a grapefruit slice.

*Bhut Jolokia Simple Syrup

- 1/4 tsp dried Bhut Jolokia pod

- 1 cup water

- 1 cup cane sugar

Put all ingredients into a pot and bring to a boil, stirring several times. Once it has boiled and all of the sugar is dissolved, take off of heat and let cool. The longer the Bhut Jolokia stays in the syrup, the hotter it will be. In order to avoid too much spice, remove the pepper after boiling.


Cucumber chili margarita drink. Photo courtesy Fairmont Mayakoba.

Bhut Jolokia Cucumber Margarita

This spicy take on the Mexican classic will certainly liven up your evening. The cool and refreshing cucumber nicely balances ghost pepper. Add even more heat by dusting the rim of your glass with our habanero chili powder.

– 1 1/2 oz cucumber vodka

– 1/2 oz cointreau

– 1 1/2 oz lime juice (about 3 limes)

– 1 1/2 oz Bhut Jolokia simple syrup*

– Lime slice

– Margarita salt

– Cucumber slices for garnish

Put all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously. Moisten the rim of a glass with the lime slice and dip the rim of the glass into a shallow dish filled with margarita salt. Pour the drink mixture into the rimmed glass and garnish with lime and cucumber slices.



Hot in Rio – Alamo Peppers Style

This classic caipirinha is spiced up with chili pepper to capture the spirit of Brazilian Carnaval. Our extra fiery peppers will do the trick for those who seek extreme spice.

– 1/2 oz Agave syrup

– 1/8 tsp dried Trinidad Moruga Scorpion pod

– 3 slices lime

– 2 oz rum

– 1 oz lime juice

Put the Agave syrup, Moruga Scorpion and lime into a shaker and muddle. Add ice and the remaining ingredients and shake vigorously. Pour into a glass onto ice and garnish with a lime slice.



 Jay’s Peach and Tangerine

Spice, tangerines, and tequila–need I say more? Quench your thirst with juicy tangerine juice while instantly awakening tastebuds with Jay’s Peach Ghost Scorpion pepper. This tall, cool cocktail is a spirited celebration in a highball glass.

– 1/8 tsp Jay’s Peach Ghost Scorpion pod

– 1 tangerine cut into quarters

– 1 1/2 oz tequila

– 3/4 oz Agave syrup

– 3/4 oz lime juice

Put the Agave syrup, Jay’s Peach Ghost Scorpion and the tangerine into a shaker and muddle. Add the remaining ingredients, ice, and shake. Strain into a glass with ice and garnish with a tangerine slice.


chilli-chocolate-martini-kitimaChocolate 7 Pot Martini

Serve this extra indulgent martini for your next after-dinner drink. Decadent and creamy, it will have your guests swooning with delight. To kick it up even more, try infusing vodka with the peppers overnight. Remember that the longer you leave the peppers in the vodka, the spicier it will be.

– 1 oz vanilla vodka

– 3 oz Bailey’s

– 2 oz Kahlua

– 1/16 tsp Trinidad Chocolate 7 Pot pepper

– Mix thoroughly in a shaker with ice, strain and serve over ice.


chocolate hot pepper martini

 Ghostly Godiva

Calling all chocoholics— bored with your usual sweet tooth fix? This fiery concoction will surely spice up your standard chocolate routine.

– 2 oz Godiva Dark Chocolate liqueur

– 1/16 tsp Bhut Jolokia powder (oven dried)

Mix thoroughly and serve over ice.




Ghostly Bloody Mary

Bloody Marys are typically spicy—but if that isn’t enough for you, add a bit of Ghost Pepper to mix and you’re on another level. Skip the brunch crowds and try this at home next Sunday. Infuse vodka for added spice. This combination is sure to knock your socks off. 

– 1 1/2 oz Vodka

– 3 oz Ghost Pepper Bloody Mary Mix*

Mix together and serve over ice with pickled asparagus.

*Ghost Pepper Bloody Mary Mix

– 11 1/2 oz V8

– 1 1/2 tsp Worchestershire

– Juice of 1 lime

– 1/2 tsp Black Pepper

– 2 1/2 tsp Alamo Pepper’s Jalapeno Salt

– 1/4 tsp Bhut Jolokia powder

Combine all ingredients and mix.



Spicy Orange Starburst

Turn up the heat for happy hour with this spiced-up whiskey cocktail. Beautifully balancing summer citrus with winter spice, this libation is ideal year-round.

– 1 cup orange juice

– 1/4 cup pineapple juice

– 2 oz simple syrup

– 1/16 tsp Carolina Reaper pod

– 2 oz Spicebox Spiced Whiskey

Mix all the ingredients in a blender till frothy. Serve over ice.

Whether you are looking to really kick up the heat by infusing your liquor with our peppers, or just want to add a little spice by dusting the rim with spicy salt, Alamo Pepper products are the ultimate spicy addition to any classic cocktail. Don’t settle for boring. These spices will surely take you on the flavor adventure you’ve been craving.

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