Spring has long since sprung and we are gearing up for a super fun summer this year! Things are slowly returning back to normal in Miami, as so many people are fully vaccinated and things have reopened…but I know that many folks have become so accustomed to being at home that they are a bit hesitant to get back out there!
With that being said, these 4 Spicy Summer Cocktail Recipes to Make at Home will help to ensure that you have an AMAZING, delicious – and SPICY – summer, whether you are spending your long, lazy days of summer at home with your family, going to backyard barbecues with your friends – these 4 spicy cocktail recipes are perfect for enjoying, wherever you go!
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4 Spicy Summer Cocktail Recipes to Make at Home
Some may say that there is nothing better than a cold beer at the end of a long, hot day…and some people – myself included – skip the beer and go straight for a tasty cocktail! I hope that these 4 Spicy Summer Cocktail Recipes help you make the most of your summer, whether you are imbibing at home on your own, or with friends!
Corralejo Blood Orange Margarita
Ingredients needed to make this Corralejo Blood Orange Margarita
- 2 oz. Corralejo Reposado Tequila
- 3 oz. Fresh Blood Orange Juice
- ¾ fresh Lime Juice
- 1 oz. Simple syrup
Method: Rub the rim of an old fashioned glass (or whatever similar vessel you prefer to drink out of) with an edge of a blood orange slice. Swirl the rim through a small pile of Koher or Sea Salt to the Rim. Combine a few cubes of ice into a salted glass. Strain the cocktail into the glass and enjoy.
NOTE: 1 basic simple syrup is a 1:1 ratio of white granulated sugar dissolved into water. Example would be one cup of sugar dissolved into one cup of water.
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Tanteo Tequila ($39.99) Made in small batches in the only distillery owned by its co-op of agave farmers in the small town of Juanacatlán, Mexico, Tanteo Tequila’s production process honors every detail from the ground to glass.
Ideal for the home entertainer or spicy margarita lover, Tanteo removes the guesswork and offers a perfectly balanced cocktail every time. Currently available in Jalapeño, Chipotle, Habanero, and newly released Blanco expressions. Additional info HERE.
Tod & Vixen’s Dry Gin Negroni 1651
Created by the late, great gaz regan (NY)
Ingredients needed to make this Tod & Vixen’s Dry Gin Negroni 1651
- 1.5 oz Tod & Vixen’s Dry Gin 1651
- 1 oz Cocchi Storico Vermouth di Torino
- 1 oz Campari
Directions: Stir with ice in an ice-filled rocks glass, garnish with an orange wedge, then serve. (Finger-stirring optional.)
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Made in Hudson Valley, NY by Master Distiller Roselyn Thomson in collaboration with three bartending legends: the late gaz regan, Leo Robitschek, and Jeffery Morgenthaler.
This 100% wheat neutral spirit, non-chill filtered, features botanicals including red rooibos tea and Makrut lime.
Woodford Reserve DioNYCus
Created by Leanne Kubiez, Cincinnati
Ingredients needed to make this Woodford Reserve DioNYCus
- 3 parts Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
- .5 parts Byrrh
- .5 parts Antica Formula
- .25 parts Punch Abruzzo
- .25 parts Angostura bitters
- .5 parts water
- 4-5 dashes Fee Brother’s Plum Bitters
Directions: All ingredients should be combined, decanted, and served at room temperature like a dessert wine or an amaro.
Serve this Woodford Reserve DioNYCus in a sherry/cordial glass with two pieces of dark chocolate! The recipe serves 2 people as it is meant to be shared after dinner with friends as a digestif.
Tanteo Tequila Red-Pepper-Ita
Ingredients needed to make this Tanteo Tequila Red-Pepper-Ita
- 13/4 oz. Tanteo® Chipotle Tequila
- 1/4 oz. Mezcal
- 3/4 oz. Red Pepper Purée
- 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
- 1/2 oz. Light Agave Nectar (or simple syrup)
Directions: Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled. Rocks Glass (smoky salt rim optional). Garnish with a red pepper wedge.