17 Spicy Pepper Cocktails That Bring the Heat

The only thing more refreshing than an ice-cold cocktail? An ice-cold cocktail with a kick. From habanero to jalapeño (and everything in between), these 17 spicy pepper cocktails are anything but boring.

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Spicy Pineapple Jalapeño Mezcalita

Sweet, spicy, smoky and totally refreshing.

Spicy Jalapeño Paloma

The pamplemousse LaCroix puts it over the top.

Sparkling Ginger Mint Julep

OK, you caught us: It’s not a pepper, but ginger adds a just-spicy-enough kick if chilis aren’t your thing.

Mango Black Pepper Gin And Tonic

Not your mother’s G&T.

Spicy Salty Dog

Hello, jalepeño simple syrup.

Raspberry Black Pepper Champagne Cocktail

Believe it or not, it’s great in big batches.

Spicy Cucumber Margarita

The drinks are hot, but you’re cool as a…yeah, you get it.

Spicy Gingered Mango Margarita

You had us at “chipotle chili salt.”

Blood Orange Bourbon Smash With Spicy Vanilla Sugar

Need we say more?

Peach And Serrano Margarita

For adventurous drinkers only.

Spicy White Peach Lemonade

Use a Fresno chili for subtle spiciness. (Add vodka for subtle booziness.)

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Spicy Margarita With Cilantro, Pineapple And Ginger

The crushed red pepper-infused tequila is genius.

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Spicy Honey Grapefruit Margarita

We’ll never get tired of this combination.

Smoky Michelada Beer Cocktail

Take it from PureWow Coterie member Aida Mollenkamp: A Michelada is best served extra-spicy.

Charred Grapefruit Chili Mojito

Muy caliente.

Spicy Strawberry Mojito

Summer in a glass, courtesy of Coterie member Jess Larson.


Senior Food Editor

Katherine Gillen is PureWow’s senior food editor. She’s a writer, recipe developer and food stylist with a degree in culinary arts and professional experience in New York City...