Spicy Cocktails Published Mar 18, 2013 8:00 AM Drink SHARE 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. Michelada con Camarones A spicy beer cocktail with shrimp is appetizer and refreshing drink all in one–perfect for a hot summer night. See the recipe for Michelada con Camarones » 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. Oaxaca Cooler Muddled cucumber, lemon, and a pinch of salt are a refreshing match for Zignum, an Oaxacan mezcal. See the recipe for Oaxaca Cooler » Spicy Shiso Smash Thai red chiles reach a hot-cool balance with slices of cucumber, shiso leaves, and lime juice in this white rum cocktail. See the recipe for Spicy Shiso Smash » Cranberry Crush Here the tartness of pure cranberry juice combines well with the earthy heat of ginger beer and not-too-sweet spiced rum. Devil’s Garden Chipotle-infused mezcal lends a subtle kick and Cynar a hint of mystery to this refreshing tequila drink flavored with mint and lime. Kentucky vs. Morocco Cocktail A Kentucky tin-cup mint julep meets Moroccan bazaar with dried-fruit-infused bourbon and simple syrup flavored with Maghreb spices. See the recipe for Kentucky vs. Morocco Cocktail » Piri Pressure Cocktail Tequila, lime, hot sauce, and frozen pineapple are a natural combination. This cocktail uses piri piri chili sauce popular in southern Africa. See the recipe for Piri Pressure Cocktail » MORE TO READ RELATED The Outlier of Natural Wines Just Got Its Very Own Shop Welcome to Orange Glou. READ NOW RELATED The Gin Gimlet Is Deceptively Simple—Here’s How to Make Each Ingredient Shine And stay true to the storied English cocktail’s... RELATED Pitcher-Perfect Sangria Recipes to Sip Through All Season A summer classic for a reason.