10 Spicy Cocktails to Cheers to This Summer 

The era of spiced cocktails is upon us, and we’re not mad about it. As Picantes andJalapeño Rosé become the new ‘it’ girls on the drinks menu, it’s clear that warming beverages are not just for winter…

Soho House’s iconic Picante is partly responsible for this trend- a fresh, zingy cocktail that packs a punch thanks to the crushed chilli inclusion- yum!

Understandably, not everyone fancies heading to a members-only club for their hit of heat, so we’ve compiled a list of 10 spicy drink recipes easy enough to make from the comfort of your own home.

From a Bloody Maria to a Spicy Cayenne Paloma, bookmark these delicious drinks for times when you’re seeking some serious heat, even as the end of the summer season draws closer. *Cries*

Spicy Mango Margarita

Heatwave in a glass, this spicy mango marg is the perfect balance of fruit + a little somethin’ somethin’ to bring the sunshine to your living room. Using fresh mango, Triple Sec, lime juice and an extra special jalapeño shot to finish things off, it’s a fruity glass of joy sure to put smiles on the faces of all your guests. Brb, off to add fresh mangoes to our Tesco repeat order list…

Spicy Paloma


Let’s make a Spicy Paloma w/ a twist 🥵🌶 #cocktail #bartender #paloma #drink

♬ Hell N Back – Bakar

If you’re in the market for a boozy brunch, look no further than the humble Paloma to satisfy your desire for alcohol + hydration in one.  Perfect for a midday hit thanks to its citrus, grapefruit flavours, it makes for a delicious accompaniment to a stack of savoury topped pancakes or french toast. This *spicy* version has a hint of something hot thanks to the Tajn coated rim (chilli, salt and dehydrated lime juice seasoning, FYI) ensuring your day starts off with a bang!

Spicy Cucumber Cooler

Want a beverage that feels like one of your 5 a day? Look no further than the cucumber cooler. This fresh and fun tequila based cocktail is made with cucumber,  jalapeño (what’s a cocktail without a bit of spice in 2022 anyway?) agave and mint before being blended, strained and served over a generous portion of ice. Beware though, this hot weather classic is so dreamy you might forget it’s alcoholic… 

Jalapeño Rosé


Trying a new thing! Jalapeño with rosé. I LOVED it ✨ Inspired by @Allyssa in the Kitchen

♬ original sound – Kira Lyn Barnett🧘‍♀️

Introducing 2022’s hottest alcohol trend: Jalapeño Rosé. A crisp glass of wine on a warm day hits different, so imagine our joy when TikTok’s latest trend involves a delicious glass of Rosé + our favourite spicy accompaniment. Simply pour yourself a glass of your fave rosé, add a handful of ice cubes and a few slices of jalapeño and boom, you’ve got yourself a refreshing, spicy glass of sweetness that is a must-try for wine lovers far and wide. 

Spicy Marg Mocktail


Impress your guests with this easy spicy margarita mocktail recipe. 🍹 #kroger #margarita #mocktail #summercocktails #cocktails #refresing @yessidothecookingg

♬ original sound – Kroger

For the hangover days, the times when you need a detox or for those who don’t dabble in the world of alcohol, you need not miss out on the spicy drinks trend this summer with this Jalapeño infused margarita mocktail- because who doesn’t love a salty rim? With the same delicious flavours as a regular marg, this alcohol free version is one to toast on a Sunday evening ahead of a fresh week. 

Bloody Maria

Another use for your favourite Tajin seasoning, this Bloody Maria is equal parts delicious, equal parts likely to get you feeling wavy over your weekend fry up. Another tequila based cocktail, add in some premade Bloody Mary mix and a generous serving of ice before pouring into your most aesthetic glass. Garnish with some lemon, olives, cucumber and baby pickles on a cocktail stick for the ultimate cafe brunch at home and voila, your Sunday morning just got upgraded. 

Habanero Ginger Beergarita


Beergaritas for the big game, because it’s good to be extra✨🍺🍹 #margaritas #coronatime #ramshouse #superbowl2022 #cocktail #drinks

♬ Good Day – Nappy Roots

Not a tequila girl? We’ve got you. This Beergarita is a beach girl’s dream, adding a fresh twist to the usual margarita by topping it with a cool bottle of Corona with the classic spiced rim we know and love. Perfect served at upcoming summer BBQs or to impress the girls ahead of your Saturday night in, this gingery delight tastes as good as it looks. Tequila lovers, grab your coupe glasses and prepare to be converted! 

Spicy Old fashioned

Whiskey lovers rejoice, a drink with a hit is still on the cards for you with this spicy old fashioned that’s perfect for the upcoming autumn season. Made with whiskey, agave syrup, firewater and umami bitters and finished off with orange peel, this traditional whiskey cocktail is a sweet hit of warmth from start to finish. With little dilution and no significant mixer, it’s a strong one, so beware of trying it both too early or too late into the night…

Spicy Cayenne Paloma


Let’s make a spicy Cayenne Paloma with Morton and Bassett Cayenne! Full recipe on our Instagram! 💚🤩#summerdrinks #summerdrinkideas #spicymarg #spicypaloma #mortonandbassett #spice #cocktail #grapefruit #citrus

♬ Tequila – The Hitters

Blood oranges – along with jalapeños and tequila – have certainly had their moment in the drinks world, and this spicy Paloma gives them another opportunity to shine in a vibrant pink drink sure to top your go-to list. Warmed up with a generous serving of cayenne powder to add that sought-after *spice* we’re oh-so fond of, it’s then complemented by citrusy grapefruit, lemon and limes for the ultimate summer beverage your friends will be requesting the recipe for. 

Smoked Rosemary Negroni Sour

Another one to bookmark as the cooler weather gradually makes its approach, the Negroni Sour is a classic Italian cocktail with a twist, featuring Campari, Sweet Vermouth, Gin, Rosemary syrup, lemon juice, a splash of orange juice and an egg white. The smoked rosemary flavour makes it perfect for the autumn season, adding a subtle warmth that’s like sitting next to a smouldering open fire with a good book. De-lish!