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
Daiquiris or strawberry daiquiri in particular are served in many different styles, the most commonly known must be the “slushed ice” version.
When I have guests at home, I often serve cocktails. When I ask my guests what they wish to drink, the answer “a daiquiri” is common. That always leads me to the question – a real daiquiri or the wrong slushed ice version ? usually they think the overly sweetened and artificial slushed ice version, that are served in some bars is the right way to make a daiquiri.
But its not – A daiquiri is a wonderful thing, and can come in many different taste variations. When made properly its a match made in heaven, that always leaves my guests amazed of how delicious a “real daiquiri” can be.
Depending on your mood and preferences, you can swap the type of rum to your liking, and exchange the sweetener to what you prefer. My recommendation is to start with a 50-25-15 ml recipe or 60-30-20 (Rum-lime-syrup) and from there experiment with different kind of daiquiris, use a simple syrup for a classic daiquiri, strawberry syrup for a strawberry daiquiri, mango for a mango daiquiri and so on. You can even use the classic recipe and muddle fruit in the shaker instead of using flavoured syrup. The possibilities are endless, especially if you make your own syrups, then you can tweak and fine tune your daiquiris to perfection.
Below I have provided 6 daiquiri recipes, that I hope you will try, or will give you inspiration to make your own delicious daiquiris.
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