9 Spicy Bourbon Cocktails That Turn Up the Heat 

Spicy Bourbon Cocktails

These spicy bourbon cocktails feature ingredients like hot sauce and chili peppers for heat seekers who like their drinks hot & spicy.

One thing you’ll notice is that many of these recipes pair a spicy element with a sweeter or cooling mixer that help tame the heat.

Fruits are perfect for this job and add invigorating flavors.

Spicy Bourbon Cocktails

Get ready to add some fire to your bourbon game!

Grab a bottle of bourbon mix things up with these spicy bourbon cocktails.

1. Bloody Marianne

When you switch from vodka to bourbon, you transform the iconic bloody mary into the bloody marianne.

It’s the same great drink, but the spice and bourbon background makes a big difference.

As with any “bloody” cocktail, turn up the heat as much as you like.

The tomato juice absorbs a lot of the spice. So be a more liberal with the horseradish and Tabasco.

2. Spicy Bourbon Margarita

This spicy bourbon cocktail is the perfect marriage of spice and sophistication – the Jalapeno Bourbon Margarita is mixed with Lonerider Tequila Cask Finish Bourbon, fresh lime juice, and agave nectar, this cocktail is a bold and flavorful twist on the classic margarita.

But what sets this drink apart is the addition of jalapeno, cucumber, and basil, which add a refreshing kick of heat and herbaceousness.

The result is a complex and satisfying cocktail that’s perfect for those who love a little heat in their drink.

Rim your glass with Tajin for an extra burst of flavor and pour your spicy margarita mixture over ice.

Garnish with a cucumber slice and basil leaf for a visually stunning finish.

3. Old Pepper Spicy Bourbon Cocktail

Spice up your life with this fiery Bourbon recipe!

Made with Sugar in the Raw turbinado, bourbon, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and a combination of hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce, this cocktail packs a punch.

The Spicy Bourbon cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy a bold and daring drink with a bit of a kick.

The combination of sweet and spicy flavors creates a taste experience perfect for any occasion.

4. Spicy Pineapple Mint Julep

Spice up your day with a refreshing Pineapple Jalapeno Mint Julep.

Combine fresh mint leaves, pineapple chunks, and jalapeno together for a burst of flavor.

Mix with bourbon, water, and powdered sugar to create a perfectly balanced cocktail.

5. Sweet & Spicy Bourbon Cocktail

Made with jalapeno, lime, strawberries, ginger beer, and a touch of bourbon, this drink is sure to leave a lasting impression on your taste buds.

Jalapeno and strawberries create a sweet and spicy flavor profile that complements the bold flavor of bourbon.

The ginger beer adds a refreshing and effervescent element.

If you’re looking for a spicy and fruity cocktail, this Jalapeno Strawberry Bourbon cocktail is the perfect choice.

6. Bourbon Whiskey Hot and Sour

Use your favorite bourbon whiskey in this genius cocktail!

Use a maple syrup infused with hot peppers to add a hint of heat to a bourbon sour whiskey sour.

This cocktail is bright and boozy with a little extra heat.

7. Jalapeno Infused Bourbon Limeade

This bourbon cocktail brings subtle heat with homemade jalapeño-infused bourbon and limeade

Served in a glass rimmed with crushed jalapeño tortilla chips, it’s a great mashup of spicy and bourbon flavor.

8. Chile Pepper Infused Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned is a classic is considered a traditional and simple bourbon cocktail that is easy to make, but packs a lot of flavor.

To make a Jim Beam Old Fashioned, you need to muddle sugar and bitters together, add Jim Beam bourbon, and stir with ice.

Then just add half an ounce of Royal Rose Three Chile Organic Simple Syrup to any Old Fashioned cocktail recipe to spice things up a little.

Related: 10 Best Jim Beam Cocktails

9. Bourbon Peach Tea

The recipe from Call Me PMC calls for bourbon, peach tea, peach nectar, and a dash of Tabasco sauce.

Get ready to elevate your cocktail game with the Bourbon Peach Tea Cocktail!

This drink is a perfect blend of sweet and spicy flavors.

Whether you’re mixing it on a warm summer evening or winter night, this cocktail is sure to impress.

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Written by Gina Elizabeth

Gina Elizabeth is a lifestyle blogger and former drink mixologist (bartender). She sometimes eats pretty good food, other times not. Hey, you gotta live, you know?