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Cooking Inspiration - Are spicy cocktails the new trend? Get ahead of the game with these five spicy sips!

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Are spicy cocktails the new trend? Get ahead of the game with these five spicy sips!

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Spice has the ability to completely change what your senses experience from a drink. Sriracha, horseradish, hot sauce, and jalapenos are all complex flavor-enhancing ingredients for your favorite drinks.

When adding spice to a cocktail, it is important to remember that the alcohol will enhance the heat. Even if you love spicy food and drinks, start with the recommended amount and try it before adding more.

These 5 recipes are simple to throw together - meaning you can try this new trend as soon as happy hour tonight.


Bloody Smoke Tequila

Inspired by this recipe from Thrillist

Makes one serving

This is a smoky and spicy take on a Bloody Maria. It incorporates beets with the tomato juice to add a depth of flavor and richer color.


  • 2 ounces of silver tequila
  • 6 dashes of hot chipotle hot sauce
  • 3 dashes Lee Kum Kee Premium Soy Sauce
  • 1 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 6 ounces of beet-tomato juice (recipe included)


To make the beet-tomato juice: Combine 1 piece of beetroot with tomato juice in a blender and blend. Use a colander to strain the mixture, then refrigerate until you’re ready to use.

For the cocktail - simply combine all of the ingredients in a cocktail glass and stir. Serve over ice.


Spicy BLT Bloody Mary

Inspired by this recipe from Heather Christo

Makes four servings

If you’re a bacon-lover, this cocktail is for you. It brings in the flavors of BLT along with some heat for a punched-up cocktail.


  • 4 cups tomatoes
  • 2 tsp. Red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. Parsley
  • ½ cup English cucumber chunks
  • 2 limes
  • 2 tsp. Lee Kum Kee Premium Soy Sauce
  • 1 jalapeno, quartered
  • 2 tsp. Horseradish
  • 8 ounces of vodka
  • Salt, to taste
  • Ice


For the garnishes:

  • 4 romaine lettuce leaf hearts
  • 4 strips of crisp bacon
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Lemon wedges


Combine the vegetables, vinegar, parsley, cucumber chunks, lime juice, and soy sauce in a blender. Puree until very smooth.

Stir in the vodka and horseradish. Season to your liking with the salt.

Fill 4 glasses with ice and pour the mixture over the ice. Garnish with bacon, lettuce, tomato and lemon.


Spicy Sriracha Michelada

Inspired by this recipe from Lo-Fi Gourmet

Makes one serving

The Spicy Michelada is one of the most iconic spicy cocktails. This recipe uses a more trendy sriracha to bring the heat. The Spicy Michelada is light, refreshing and perfect for when you’re grilling.


  • 1 bottle very cold light Mexican beer
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato juice
  • ½ tsp. Lee Kum Kee Premium Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp. Lee Kum Kee Sriracha Chili Sauce (or more to taste)
  • Salt
  • Lime wedge


To start, create a salt rim for your glass.

Next, stir together the lime juice, tomato juice, soy sauce, and sriracha in the glass. Slowly pour in the beer, stir again, and enjoy.


Sriracha Margarita

Inspired by this recipe at Pepperscale

Makes one serving


  • 1 ounce tequila
  • ½ ounce of triple sec
  • 2 ½ ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp. Lee Kum Kee Sriracha Chili Sauce (or more to taste)
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, cut into wheels, for garnish
  • Salt for rim


Salt the rim of a margarita glass using some sriracha. To do this, you’ll place a small amount of sriracha on the plate, then dip the rim of the glass in the sriracha, followed by salt.

Next, place some ice in a cocktail shaker. Add the tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and Sriracha. Shake until ingredients are combined, and then pour into the prepared margarita glass.

Garnish with a jalapeno wheel and enjoy!


Spicy Sriracha Dirty rel="noopener noreferrer" Shirley Cocktail

Inspired by this recipe at Pass the Sushi

Makes one serving

Instead of reinventing the wheel for a spicy cocktail, sometimes it can be fun to simply make a big twist on a classic. If you love Shirley Temples, try this kicked-up version instead.


  • Ice
  • 1 ounce Amarena cherry syrup
  • 1 tsp. Lee Kum Kee Sriracha Chili Sauce (or more to taste)
  • 2 ounces gin
  • 4 ounces lemon lime soda
  • 1 Amarena cherry, for garnish


To make this, place ice in a tall cocktail glass. Add the Amarena cherry syrup and the sriracha over the ice.

Next, pour in the gin and the lemon lime soda.

Stir gently and add your cherry to garnish. Then enjoy!

Tip: For a less sugary flavor, use Amarena cherries. If you can’t find them, you can also use maraschino cherries.