1. Caesar Cocktail
The classic cocktail of Canada, the Caesar, is basically a Bloody Mary made with Clamato juice (yep, clam and tomato juices) and a few dashes of hot sauce. This one adds savory touches like BBQ sauce, pickle juice, horseradish and steak seasoning. Garnish with a Caesar spice or a steak seasoning rim and pickled green beans.
2. Spicy Mango Jalapeño Margarita
Sweet mango combines with hot jalapeño peppers in this take on a traditional margarita. Rim the glass with Tajin chili lime seasoning for extra punch.
This Mexican beer and tomato blend can be made with regular tomato or Clamato juice. Add in savories like soy sauce and hot sauce, and top with a crisp lager in a glass rimmed with Tajin.
4. Bunny Mary
Carrot juice is a fun swap in a Bloody Mary, but keep it hot and salty with hot sauce and a dash of caper brine.
5. Watermelon Habanero Bloody Mary
Watermelon juice serves as a refreshing counterpoint to hot sauce in this summery Bloody Mary. Save some watermelon slices and grill to use as a topper.
6. Rum and Peach Cocktail with Chili Syrup
Muddle and cook fresh peaches and jalapeños to make a spicy sweet syrup. Mix with rum and ginger beer – a zesty version of the classic Dark ‘n Stormy.
7. Bee Sting
This cocktail is the evil twin of a Bee’s Knees, a gin, honey and lemon drink. This one has a shot of hot honey, and a little ginger beer offers extra spice.
8. Spicy Dame
Serve this jalapeño, cucumber and mint concoction to your favorite spicy dame, with ginger syrup to add flame to the fire.
9. Spicy Pineapple Vodka Punch
10. Serrano Chili and Cucumber Caipirinha
The national drink of Brazil is the Caipirinha – a refreshing mix of lime, sugar and cachaça. This Thai twist infuses the cachaça with lemongrass, serrano pepper and Thai basil for both flavor and heat.
Make a black pepper simple syrup to feel the burn from a classic grapefruit juice and vodka drink, usually called a Greyhound.