Have you ever made spicy cocktails ? most often that means using chili in some kind of way. But don’t be afraid if you’re not into the “hot stuff”. These spicy cocktails have a most delicate kick, that I’m sure will suit your taste buds in the best and must joyful way.
My guess is that you’ve heard of the cocktail margarita, and most likely the naked & famous cocktail too. In this post you’ll find both, and more! served in the most delicious ways, and with a little prickling spicy kick on the thounge.
Below I have provided three wonderful spicy cocktails that you really must give a try, especially if you like a little spice in your life – in the good way.
So why not kick things up a little ? try to make yourself one of these lovely treats, I’m very confident you’ll find them all, very delicious and tasty.
Cheers, enjoy and happy mixing!
Spicy cocktails – recipes
50 ml Tequila blanco jalapeno infused 20 ml Midori melon liqueur 20 ml Fresh organic lime juice 15 ml Agave syrup Dash coriander bitters
Method: Shake with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass with ice Garnish: Sprig of mint, lime peel and jalapeno slices on a cocktail pick
Naked & famous
25 ml Mezcal 25 ml Yellow chartreuse 25 ml Chili infused aperol 25 ml Fresh organic lime juice Pinch smoked salt
Method: Shake with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass Garnish: Dehydrated orange and chili
Spicy pineapple margarita
40 ml Tequila blanco 20 ml Fresh organic lime juice 20 ml Cointreau 20 ml Pineapple & jalapeno cordial homemade Dash margarita bitters
Method: Shake with ice and fine strain into a chilled glass with ice Garnish: Dehydrated pineapple, lime peel and a pineapple lollipop
The last word – an IBA official cocktail listed under the “The unforgettables” category and a prohibition era cocktail.
First served at the Detroit Athletic Club, in 1915. The Last Word was created just before the start of the prohibition. Consisting of four ingredients measured in equal parts. Gin, freshly squeezed lime juice, green chartreuse and maraschino. It’s a super delicious and easy cocktail, I can recommend to try the orginal recipe, and if you feel like taking it to a new level, I have provided some tasty twists on the original recipe, that you should give a try. Below you’ll find five of my twist on the last word cocktail.
Martinez – a true classic that’s listed under the IBA official cocktail under “the unforgettables”.
A cocktail widely known to be the precursor to the Martini, and it appears that the recipe came off a riff on the whiskey based Manhattan cocktail. The Martinez cocktail was originally made with genever / jenever or old tom gin, but most of todays modern serves are made with london dry gin.
Martinez is a cocktail template I enjoy alot to use, the combination of gin and vermouth is such wonderful combo. The modifyer in form of a sweetener and the choice of bitters, to match the gin and vermouth, is where I often make changes when I stir up a tasty Martinez cocktail to match my desired preferences.
Below I have provided three Martinez styled cocktails, that I wish that you’ll give a try. I really enjoyed these three serves and I wish that you’ll spoil yourself too, by stirring up these amazing cocktails too.
White lady and gin fizz are delicious classic cocktails you should try if you haven’t, here I have made five modern variations that I think you will love.
White lady and gin fizz are both popular and well known IBA official cocktails. Both using egg whites, which sits on top of the cocktail like a silky smooth and fluffy cloud.
Tip! if you dont like egg whites in your cocktails, you can leave them out. Vegan ? substitute with alternate like aquafaba. I prefer to use egg whites from fresh organic eggs, but pasteurised egg whites works just as well.
40 ml Gin 20 ml Fresh organic lemon juice 20 ml Homemade garden rhubarb syrup 10 ml Aperol Egg white organic Sparkling water – homemade
Method: First shake hard without ice (without sparkling water). Then shake with ice until chilled and fine strain into a chilled glass. Top with a splash of sparkling water Garnish: Edible gold dust and garden rhubarb
Method: First shake hard without ice. Then shake with ice until chilled and fine strain into a chilled glass Garnish: Dehydrated lemon and small blue flowers
50 ml Gin 25 ml Fresh organic lemon juice 20 ml Currant liqueur Blueberries Egg white Sparkling water – homemade
Method: Muddle blueberries and shake all ingredients hard without ice (except sparkling water). Then shake with ice until chilled and fine strain into a chilled glass. Top gently with a splash of sparkling water Garnish: Sprig of mint and freeze dried blueberries
Bees knees – a prohibition era cocktail invented by Frank Meier, whom was the first head bartender at Ritz Paris. Bees knees, also slang for “the best” is a shaken cocktail, and is made with gin, lemon juice and honey. The IBA official recipe uses orange juice, but it’s not used in many of the modern Bees knees which are served today.
Bees knees IBA official recipe
52.5ml Dry gin
22.5ml lemon juice
22.5ml orange juice
2 teaspoons honey syrup
Bees knees is a cocktail that’s easy to enjoy, a crowd pleaser you can’t go wrong with, that will suit many occasions. It’s a bright and slighty floral cocktail, where you can use any type of gin, which suits you the best.
Some histories say the honey and lemon was to cover and hide the bad gins made “back in the days” but with all the good quality gins that are produced these days, it’s a whole other story.
If you haven’t tried a Bees knees it’s definitely a cocktail I can recommend, below I have provided some different takes on a Bees knees, which I hope you will give a try.
Cheers and enjoy !
Bees knees recipes
50 ml Gin 25 ml Gresh organic lemon juice 15 ml Honey syrup 10 ml Green chartreuse Dash ginger bitters
Method: Shake with ice & fine strain into a chilled glass Garnish: Lemon peel & ginger
50 ml Gin 25 ml Gresh organic lemon juice 15 ml Herb mead 7.5 ml Ginger liqueur 1 bsp Honey
Method: Add all ingredients to a shaker and stir to dissolve honey. Shake with ice & fine strain into a chilled glass Garnish: Dehydrated lemon and a cocktail pick
50 ml Gin 25 ml Gresh organic lemon juice 15 ml Honey syrup homemade Dash ginger bitters Blueberries (I used fresh ones from the garden)
Method: Add blueberries to a shaker and muddle. Add all other ingredients. Shake with ice & fine strain into a chilled glass Garnish: Dehydrated lemon and freeze dried blueberries
Royal danish navy
60 ml Royal danish navy gin 25 ml Fresh organic lemon juice 15 ml Honey syrup Dash coriander & cardamom bitters
Method: Shake with ice & fine strain into a chilled glass Garnish: Lemon peel & a cocktail pick
Bees & flowers
50 ml Gin 25 ml Fresh organic lemon juice 15 ml Elderflower mead 1 bsp Homemade elderflower cordial 1 bsp Honey Dash ginger bitters
Method: Add all ingredients to a shaker and stir to dissolve honey. Shake with ice & fine strain into a chilled glass Garnish: Lemon peel on a cocktail pick. Express lemon zest over the cocktail
Who doesn’t love good festive gin and tonics ? In this post I have made some delicious suggestions for you, on how to serve some festive gin and tonics that both taste and looks good.
Over the past years gin and tonic increased in popularity, and for a good reason, the market for both gins and tonics is wide, with many options to find the perfect taste just for you and your next bubbly treat.
A gin and tonic can take you in so many different directions, depending on the gin and tonic you’ll use. The botanicals which are used in the making of them makes a huge difference in how your gin and tonic will taste. I really like to experiment with the taste in a gin a tonic, using modifyers or a tonic that I think pairs well with the gin.
The visual appereace of the cocktail is important and can easily reach a wow-effect, either by building in layers, torching a sprig of herb or pouring in the tonic in front of the consumer (or the camera). Gin and tonic should be a festive, bubbly and delicious thirst quencher.
Want to infuse your own gin with butterfly pea flower ? Click here to make it yourself !
Tip ! For a plain gin and tonic I recommend to use 1 part gin to 2 parts tonic water and always use plenty of ice.
Cheers & enjoy !
Festive gin and tonics – recipes
50 ml Blueberry infused gin 20 ml Dry vermouth 1 bsp Vanilla syrup Dry tonic
Method: Build in a chilled glass. Add ice and first three ingredients, stir and top with tonic Garnish: Glass straw
50 ml Butterfly pea flower infused gin 10 ml Memento aromatic blend 1 bsp Cranberry syrup Dry tonic
Method: Build in a chilled glass. Add ice, cranberry syrup and aromatic blend, stir and top with tonic. Float with gin. Garnish: Rosemary and a glass straw
Sloe limon T
30 ml Sloe gin floated 30 ml Limoncello Dash grapefruit bitters Tonic water
Method: Build in a chilled glass. Add ice, limoncello and bitters, stir and top with tonic. Float with sloe gin. Garnish: Rosemary, dehydrated grapefruit and a glass straw
40 ml Apple gin 20 ml Apple vermouth 10 ml Green chartreuse Dash ginger bitters Tonic water
Method: Build in a chilled glass. Add ice and first four ingredients, stir and top with tonic Garnish: Dehydrated apple, lemon and a glass straw