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
Need to kick things up a little ? I’m sure these coffee cocktails will do the trick.
Coffee cocktails is much more than the classic Irish coffee or espresso martini, which I think must be the most well known coffee cocktails, but they also are for a reason, its really deilicious cocktails.
I want to show that there is much more to sipping coffee in drinks than making the classics, and therefore I have made four drinks with coffee which shows you can go in many different directions using coffee to kick up your sips with a little caffeine.
If you like me, love a good coffee and also cocktails. Then I’m sure you’ll love these cocktails with the use of coffee.
Cheers & enjoy!
40 ml Tequila reposado 25 ml Fresh organic lime juice 15 ml Cointreau 15 ml Coffee liqueur – floated 10 ml Agave syrup Dash margarita bitters
Method: Shake with ice & fine strain into a chilled glass with ice. Float coffee liqueur Garnish: Lime peel
35 ml Spiced rum 25 ml Espresso freshly brewed 15 ml Coffee liqueur 10 ml Falernum
Method: Shake with crushed ice & pour into a chilled glass, top with more crushed ice Garnish: Coffee lollipop, dehydrated pineapple & mint
50 ml Whiskey 30 ml Fresh organic lemon juice 10 ml Espresso liqueur 10 ml Banana liqueur 10 ml Licor43 coffee infused Dash chocolate bitters
Method: Shake with crushed ice & pour into a chilled glass, top with more crushed ice Garnish: Coffee lollipop, coffee beans, lemon peel and a glass straw
30 ml Whisky 20 ml Coffee infused campari 15 ml Espresso liqueur 15 ml Tiramisu liqueur 10 ml Aperol Dash chocolate bitters
Method: Stir over ice & strain into a chilled glass Garnish: Orange dust, dehydrated orange & coffee beans
Blue cocktails are fun vibrant and eye catching. These funky and often fruity cocktails are a perfect way to get your summer blues started.
I love experimenting with the visuals, to make eye catching cocktails, and blue cocktails are some of my favorites. They always seem to draw peoples attention, make them curious and has a “wow” effect.
If you want to make mesmerizing blue cocktails, a good way to start is to aquire a bottle of curacao blue, this will turn your cocktail into a beautiful blue serve, and works perfectly well as a substitute for cointreau or orange liqueur in your tropical and fruity blue drinks, to make them sparkle like the deep blue salty sea water.
In this post I want to display two vibrant, fun and delicious blue cocktails I have made, which I served “slushed ice style”. Both are perfect cocktails to enjoy on the pation in the summer, or just when you want a ice cold, delicious and fruity sip. Try them out – you won’t regret it.
Do you have any favorite, funky, fun and fruity blue sips you want to share with me ? tell me about it in the comments below.
Cheers & enjoy !
Blue cocktails – recipes
30 ml Tequila blanco 30 ml Agave gin 30 ml Fresh organic lime juice 15 ml Falernum 15 ml Curacao blue Dash orange bitters
Method: Blend all ingredients with ice to slush ice consistency & pour into a chilled glass Garnish: Dehydrated orange, lime peel & glass straw
40 ml Tequila blanco 20 ml Fresh organic lime juice 20 ml Cointreau 10 ml Curacao blue 10 ml Agave syrup Dash margarita bitters
Method: Blend all ingredients with ice to slush ice consistency & pour into a chilled glass Garnish: Dehydrated orange, lime peel & mint
Kombucha works particular well with sour cocktails like a margarita. Use kombucha to serve a highball, long drinks or even a collins styled serve, which I made in the kombucha cocktail recipes you’ll find below.
Kombucha or kombucha tea is a fermented, tart and refreshing, sweetened black or green tea. The tea is usually fermented for a period of 10 to 14 days at room temperature, and is known and commonly consumed for the health benefits, and typically contains under half the content of sugar, known to be used in regular soft drinks like soda water.
Many kombucha’s are often added with flavourings in form of fruits, spices or other flavourings to enchance the taste experience. Added flavourings to enhance the taste, is also used in the two kombucha’s I have used to make the cocktails which I have displayed in this post.
Just like beer, brewing your own kombucha at home, is increasing it’s popularity all over the world. The kombucha’s I’ve used for the kombucha cocktails, also started as a home brewing project, which later on grew into a company, that now produces commercially for consumers to buy.
If you have made cocktails using kombucha, I would like to hear about your thoughts and experinces in the comments below.
45 ml Gin 20 ml Fresh organic lemon juice 12.5 ml Hibiscus syrup 1 bsp Elderflower liqueur Kombucha (Hibiscus, elderflower and rosehib)
Method: Shake with ice (except kombucha) fine strain into a chilled glass with ice. Top with kombucha Garnish: Lemon peel and rosemary
60 ml Tequila blanco 15 ml Cointreau 15 ml Lime cordial Kombucha (Orange, chili, ginger and elderflower)
Method: Shake with ice (except kombucha) fine strain into a chilled glass with ice. Top with kombucha Garnish: Chili & ginger
Drinks on fire – yes these flaming cocktails will light you up.
There is something intriguing about fire, wether its a campfire or in a chimney. Fire can wake a feeling in all of us. But today I want to talk about drinks on fire or cocktails where you get to play a little with fire.
Lighting a match and expressing citrus oils through the fire over your cocktails or torching fruits, herbs or ganishes will instantly wake your senses, and give a new aspect to your sipping experience. The smell or taste will give a new dimension to your drink that you would have been left without, and I’m sure you will have the attention of the people around you, when you serve these drinks.
Below you’ll find five cocktails I’ve made using fire, and I hope that these will inspire you to make your own “drinks on fire”.
Have you tried to make a drink using fire ? I would love to hear about it in the comments below.
Be careful when you use fire in the making of cocktails. Be in control of what is happening, be aware, take care and remember safety first.
Cheers & enjoy !
Drinks on fire – recipes
Legacy of gold
60 ml Rum (A.H. Riise gold medal) 10 ml Red vermouth 10 ml Aperol 7.5 ml Coffee liqueur Dash chocolate bitters
Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass with ice Garnish: Orange peel, orange chocolate and flamed orange zest
Sherry & peach
50 ml Rum 25 ml Sherry 25 ml Fresh organic lemon juice 15 ml Peach liqueur 1 bsp Amaretto Dash angostura bitters
Method: Shake with crushed ice and pour into a chilled glass, top with more crushed ice Garnish: Orange peel, dehydrated peach, mint, flamed orange zest and a glass straw
45 ml Tequila reposado 15 ml Mezcal 1 bsp Amaretto 1 bsp Agavesirup Dash angostura bitters Pinch smoked salt
Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass with ice Garnish: Torched orange and a cocktail pick
40 ml Rum (A.H. Riise gold medal) 25 ml Campari 15 ml Red vermouth 10 ml Sherry
Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass with ice Garnish: Bitter sweet lollipop, orange peel and a torched cinnamon stick
35 ml Rum cocoa nibs infused 25 ml Coffee infused campari 20 ml Red vermouth 1 bsp Creme de cacao
Method: Stir over ice and strain into a chilled glass with ice Garnish: Orange peel, torched cinnamon and maraschino cherries on a cocktail pick
Cocktails with agave spirits also called mezcal and tequila cocktails. These cocktails have one thing in common if you ask me – they love to be paired with fruit.
Tequila cocktails with fruit you say ? Yes I have provided four delicious cocktails below, using agave spirits and fruit, these cocktails is full of summer vibes and perfect to enjoy anytime on a sunny day, or when you’re in the mood for a delicious and refreshing cocktail with tequila (agave) that is fresh, fruity and full of summer vibes.
Try them out – you won’t regret it !
If you haven’t tried mezcal before, it can be a little overwhelming spirit. The smoked agave taste is distinctive, and because of that I like to pair mezcal and tequila when I use mezcal in my cocktails, to get the best of both spirits, and because I think it gives the best balance most of the time.
Cheers & Enjoy!
Refreshing tequila cocktails – recipes
Blood & ginger
35 ml Tequila blanco 15 ml Mezcal 25 ml Fresh organic lime juice 12.5 ml Blood orange syrup Ginger beer
Method: Shake with ice (except ginger beer). Fine strain into a chilled glass with ice. Top with ginger beer Garnish: Sprig of mint, lime peel and a metal straw
25 ml Mezcal 25 ml Tequila blanco 20 ml Pink peppercorn syrup 20 ml Fresh organic lime juice 20 ml Fresh organic grapefruit juice Pinch smoked salt
Method: Shake with ice & fine strain into a chilled glass with ice Garnish: Dehydrated grapefruit and pink pepper corns
20 ml Mezcal 20 ml Tequila blanco 20 ml Fresh organic lime juice 15 ml Gomme syrup Fresh watermelon
Method: Add watermelon to a shaker and muddle (I used around 3 table spoons in dices). Add all other ingredients. Shake with ice & fine strain into a chilled glass with ice Garnish: Watermelon and lime peel
Grapefruit & agave
30 ml Tequila blanco 15 ml Mezcal 15 ml Grapefruit liqueur 15 ml Fresh organic lime juice Grapefruit tonic
Method: Shake with ice (except grapefruit tonic). Fine strain into a chilled glass with ice. Top with grapefruit tonic Garnish: Dehydrated grapefruit, flower and a glass straw
Motion photography is something I love, whilst shooting pictures of pouring cocktails is one of favorite types of shots to take. The visual appearance, motion and life it creates in the pictures are amazing.
Prior to your pour shot, decide if you want the liquid partly poured in the picture or if you want the very first drop captured. Of course, you can also capture both. I start taking pictures when the liquid is halfway in the glass and continue to capture until the last drop.
Taking pictures while pouring cocktails “Pour shots” takes practice, but everything does. They can also be a bit frustrating when they don’t go well, and you can’t go back and pour the cocktail again. If you’re new to pour shots, try practicing pouring water, coffee or juice into a glass again and again, until you have the skills you desire.
For this post I have choosen four of my latest pour shots.
25 ml tequila blanco 20 ml agave gin 20 ml homemade pink grapefruit syrup 1 bsp lime cordial Crisp sparkling soda water
Method: Build in a chilled glass (add ice and first four ingredients, stir and top with soda water) Garnish: Dehydrated grapefruit & lime peel
60 ml bourbon 10 ml pumpkin syrup homemade 1 bsp apple cuvee Dash apple, lemon & thyme bitters
Method: Stir over ice & strain into a chilled glass with ice Garnish: Dehydrated apple & cocktail pick
60 ml coconut infused rum 30 ml fresh organic lime juice 15 ml homemade demerara syrup 1 bsp pineapple syrup dash daiquiri bitters
Method: Shake with ice & double strain into a chilled glass Garnish: Lime peel, mint and a coconut shell, with pineapple soaked in rum
50 ml gin BPF infused 25 ml dry vermouth 1 bsp creme de violette 1 bsp homemade elderflower cordial dash lavender bitters
Method: Stir over ice & strain into a chilled glass Garnish: Lavender
I enjoy crafting Tiki cocktails with all kinds of flavour combinations, as they are vibrant, fresh and fruity. Tiki cocktails are often served over crushed ice, which makes them ice cold and refreshing.
I absolutely love to experiment with Tiki garnish. The term “less-is-more” should not be used whilst garnishing a tiki cocktail. Go wild, have fun and enjoy!
You can use all kinds of spirits for your Tiki cocktails, however Rum is obviously the most used base spirit. In this post, I will display some Tiki recipes with different spirits.
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50 ml whiskey 30 ml fresh organic lime juice 20 ml whiskey liqueur 20 ml homemade pink grapefruit syrup Dash abbotts bitters
Method: Shake with crushed ice & pour into a chilled glass topped with more crushed ice Garnish: Lime peel, dehydrated grapefruit and cinamon stick
60 ml tequila blanco 30 ml fresh organic lime juice 15 ml falernum 15 ml blue curacao Dash grapefruit bitters
Method: Blend with ice & pour into a chilled glass Garnish: Dehydrated lime & mint
60 ml cognac 30 ml fresh organic lime juice 20 ml orgeat 15 ml falernum Angostura bitters (floated)
Method: Shake with crushed ice & pour into a chilled glass, top with more crushed ice Garnish: Lime peel, toasted coconut and dehydrated pitahaya
70 ml rum Bonpland XO 30 ml fresh organic lime juice 20 ml cointreau 15 ml pink grapefruit syrup homemade 10 ml passionfruit syrup Angostura bitters (floated)
Method: Shake with crushed ice & pour into a chilled glass, top with more crushed ice Garnish: Dehydrated grapefruit, dehydrated orange & lemon balm