When it’s hot and steamy outside, sometimes the best refresher is, paradoxically, a drink with heat to match. These ten spicy cocktails combine fiery flavor with cooling fresh fruit and herbs.
The Borderline Escape
Fresh cantaloupe, tequila, and smoky cayenne pepper come together in this cocktail inspired by the chile-dusted fruit street snacks of Mexico City. See the recipe for The Borderline Escape »
Mezcalita de Piña
Mezcal, grilled pineapple, jalapeño, and lime lend a festive kick to the classic margarita.
Here the tartness of pure cranberry juice combines well with the earthy heat of ginger beer and not-too-sweet spiced rum.
Chipotle-infused mezcal lends a subtle kick and Cynar a hint of mystery to this refreshing tequila drink flavored with mint and lime.