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The Heat is ON: 30 Spicy Cocktails to Set Your Heart Aflame

Cocktail Week continues with a round-up of some of the spiciest drinks around town.

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Spiciness in cocktails isn't a new concept, but it's certainly a popular one these days. Need to turn up the heat a little? Try one of these cocktails, all with some hot and spicy elements to them.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Earls Kitchen + Bar

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Assembly Square
Somerville, MA
(617) 666-1790
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Earls Signature Caesar - Diners can start they day off with a spicy bloody Caesar complete with Skyy vodka, clamato, and signature spices. [Photo: Katie Chudy]

2. Rosa Mexicano

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155 Seaport Blvd
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 476-6122
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Chile Mango - A combination of Blanco tequilla, lime, agave, and, here comes the heat, a chile de arbor and guajillo chile-salted rim. [Photo: Yelp]

3. Tico

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222 Berkeley St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 351-0400
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Hot n’ Skinny - Available by the glass or by the pitcher, this drink is a blend of ghost chile-infused tequila with pomegranate juice and fresh lime juice. [Photo: Facebook]

4. Kennedy's On The Square

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15 Dunster St.
Cambridge, MA
(617) 497-0900
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Jackie O - This drink is a combination of tequila, Domaine de Canton, lime juice, hot sauce, mango, and simple syrup [Photo: Facebook]

5. The Gallows

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1395 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 425-0200
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Brazen Bull - Simple and spicy, this drink combines jalapeno and scotch bonnet-infused vodka with lime. [Photo: Cal Bingham]

6. Highland Kitchen

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150 Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 625-1131
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Mark ‘n’ Stormy - A play off of a Dark and Stormy, the rum is swapped out for Maker’s Mark bourbon, and Mark’s spicy scotch bonnet-infused ginger beer finishes it off. [Photo: Facebook]

7. jm Curley

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21 Temple Pl
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 338-5333
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Hemingway Heat - Bring on the heat with Rhum Agricole, maraschino, grapefruit, lime, and jalapeño [Photo: Cal Bingham]

8. Ward 8

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90 N Washington St
Boston, MA 02114
(857) 350-4412
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Zangado - Sweet and spicy, this drink combines strawberry-infused cachaca, St. Germain, lime, and jalapeno. [Photo: Meg Jones Wall]

9. Cuchi Cuchi

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795 Main St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 864-2929
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You Give Me Fever - Muddled jalapeño, pineapple and lime juice, fresh mint, tequila, and maraschino liqueur make this drink a success. [Photo: Official Site]

10. SA PA Modern Vietnamese

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1952 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02135
SA PA Chili Pimm’s Cup - Pimm’s, a chili-mint limeade, and ginger beer combine to make this spicy cocktail [Photo: Facebook]

11. Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar

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271 Dartmouth St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 369-5609
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Spicy Cucumber Margarita - Available either by the glass or the pitcher, this drink blends Don Julio Blanco, serrano chiles, Combier liqueur, and muddled cucumber. [Photo: Facebook]

12. COOK.

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825 Washington St.
Newton, MA 02460
(617) 423-4624
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Habanero Blood Orange Margarita - Espolon Blanco, house-made habanero blood orange puree, and lemon make this cocktail. [Photo: Yelp]

13. Sweet Cheeks

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B.L.L. Michelada Jug - This cocktail is comprised of Lunazul tequila, lime, a splash of Tabasco, Worcestershire, and salt. [Photo: Yelp]

14. The Painted Burro

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219 Elm St
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 776-0005
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Spicy El Diablo - A spicy version of a margarita, this drink combines jalapeno-infused tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice. [Photo: Facebook]

15. The Hawthorne

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500A Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 532-9150
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Spitfire - Combines tequila, lime juice, grapefruit juice, cinnamon syrup, and pequin chile-infused aperol. [Photo: Facebook]

16. Blue Ginger

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583 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482
(781) 283-5790
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Molokini - Mezcal Vida, fresh lime juice, Thai bird chile, Szechwan peppercorn, fresh coconut cream, mango syrup, and a hint of nutmeg. [Photo: Provided]

17. Grill 23 & Bar

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161 Berkeley St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 542-2255
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Hot and Dirty - Grey Goose vodka is combined with house-made French vermouth and sriracha and is garnished with a habanero-stuffed olive [Photo: Chris Coe]

18. Boston Chops

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1375 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 227-5011
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Ignition - Tequila, jalapeno syrup, aperol, and burlesque bitters are together in this spicy cocktail [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

19. Ten Tables

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597 Centre St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 524-8810
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Pho Real - Cachaca infused with lemongrass, basil, Vietnamese cinnamon, and smoked chipotle peppers; green chartreuse; Lustau East India sherry; and pineapple juice. Stirred and served up, naturally. [Photo: Yelp]

20. Nebo

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520 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 723-6326
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Howling Mad Mary - Tito’s vodka infused with jalapenos and half a habanero, horseradish, spicy mustard, and a secret spice mixture bring the heat to the glass [Photo: Meg Jones Wall]

21. Casa B

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253 Washington St
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 764-2180
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Picante y Cilantro - This drink starts with tequila, orange curacao, lime, and then muddled fresh jalapeno slice, fresh cilantro, agave syrup are added. This cocktail is served strained in a martini glass and garnished with a lime wedge. [Photo: Facebook]

22. Wink & Nod

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3 Appleton St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 482-0117
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Aguila - This drink is mezcal-based with a grapefruit cordial, lime, habanero tincture, and house ginger beer. “Sweet, smoky, and very spicy!” says bar manager Brian Mantz. [Photo: Katie Chudy]

23. Deep Ellum

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477 Cambridge St
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 787-2337
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El Diablo Margarita - Blends Reposado tequila, mezcal, lime, chili-infused agave, and a chili-salt rim. This drink is also available next door at sister restaurant Lone Star Taco Bar. [Photo: Cal Bingham]

24. Thelonious Monkfish

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524 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 441-2116
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Maple Leaf ‘99 - This drink, named in honor of Scott Joplin’s hit of 1899, combines Maple syrup, sake, lime juice, and cayenne, and it's topped with a “cumulous cloud” of maple cotton candy. [Photo: Facebook]

25. Bistro du Midi

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272 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 426-7878
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Scirocco - House-infused blanco tequila with four colors of bell peppers, roasted poblanos, and roasted habaneros; Licor 43; fresh lime and lemon juice; Triple Sec; and a grilled pepperoncini for garnish [Photo: Facebook]

26. Ribelle

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1665 Beacon St
Brookline, MA
Spicy Bloody Mary - “We have a spicy bloody mary at brunch,” says bar manager Sean Woods. “It has pequin pepper, guajillo chile, and fresh horseradish. But, as for spicy cocktails in general, adding heat to drinks sets them off balance, in my opinion. I think it's great for a bar, but at a restaurant, I don't want anything that competes with the chef's food.” [Photo: Nick DiNatale]

27. West Side Lounge

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1680 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 441-5566
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Jalapeno Business - House-infused jalapeno tequila, house-made basil simple syrup, triple sec, and lime juice make this spicy margarita complete. [Photo: Facebook]

28. Parla

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230 Hanover St
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 367-2824
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Bee Sting Julep - Habanero honey-infused whiskey, sugar, fresh lemon, and a mint spring join forces in this drink. [Photo: Katie Chudy]

29. Toro

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1704 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 536-4300
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Perro Picante - Gin, grapefruit, lime, and a spicy simple syrup make for a hot finish. [Photo: Cal Bingham]

30. La Brasa

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124 Broadway
Somerville, MA 02145
(617) 764-1412
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Norma Larragoiti - The heat in this drink comes by way of a hatch chile infused Campari. Also in this drink - Tequila Ocho Plata, curacao, and cinnamon. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

1. Earls Kitchen + Bar

Assembly Square, Somerville, MA
Earls Signature Caesar - Diners can start they day off with a spicy bloody Caesar complete with Skyy vodka, clamato, and signature spices. [Photo: Katie Chudy]
Assembly Square
Somerville, MA

2. Rosa Mexicano

155 Seaport Blvd, Boston, MA 02210
Chile Mango - A combination of Blanco tequilla, lime, agave, and, here comes the heat, a chile de arbor and guajillo chile-salted rim. [Photo: Yelp]
155 Seaport Blvd
Boston, MA 02210

3. Tico

222 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116
Hot n’ Skinny - Available by the glass or by the pitcher, this drink is a blend of ghost chile-infused tequila with pomegranate juice and fresh lime juice. [Photo: Facebook]
222 Berkeley St
Boston, MA 02116

4. Kennedy's On The Square

15 Dunster St., Cambridge, MA
Jackie O - This drink is a combination of tequila, Domaine de Canton, lime juice, hot sauce, mango, and simple syrup [Photo: Facebook]
15 Dunster St.
Cambridge, MA

5. The Gallows

1395 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118
Brazen Bull - Simple and spicy, this drink combines jalapeno and scotch bonnet-infused vodka with lime. [Photo: Cal Bingham]
1395 Washington St
Boston, MA 02118

6. Highland Kitchen

150 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143
Mark ‘n’ Stormy - A play off of a Dark and Stormy, the rum is swapped out for Maker’s Mark bourbon, and Mark’s spicy scotch bonnet-infused ginger beer finishes it off. [Photo: Facebook]
150 Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02143

7. jm Curley

21 Temple Pl, Boston, MA 02111
Hemingway Heat - Bring on the heat with Rhum Agricole, maraschino, grapefruit, lime, and jalapeño [Photo: Cal Bingham]
21 Temple Pl
Boston, MA 02111

8. Ward 8

90 N Washington St, Boston, MA 02114
Zangado - Sweet and spicy, this drink combines strawberry-infused cachaca, St. Germain, lime, and jalapeno. [Photo: Meg Jones Wall]
90 N Washington St
Boston, MA 02114

9. Cuchi Cuchi

795 Main St., Cambridge, MA 02139
You Give Me Fever - Muddled jalapeño, pineapple and lime juice, fresh mint, tequila, and maraschino liqueur make this drink a success. [Photo: Official Site]
795 Main St.
Cambridge, MA 02139

10. SA PA Modern Vietnamese

1952 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02135
SA PA Chili Pimm’s Cup - Pimm’s, a chili-mint limeade, and ginger beer combine to make this spicy cocktail [Photo: Facebook]
1952 Beacon St
Boston, MA 02135

11. Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar

271 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116
Spicy Cucumber Margarita - Available either by the glass or the pitcher, this drink blends Don Julio Blanco, serrano chiles, Combier liqueur, and muddled cucumber. [Photo: Facebook]
271 Dartmouth St
Boston, MA 02116

12. COOK.

825 Washington St., Newton, MA 02460
Habanero Blood Orange Margarita - Espolon Blanco, house-made habanero blood orange puree, and lemon make this cocktail. [Photo: Yelp]
825 Washington St.
Newton, MA 02460

13. Sweet Cheeks

Boston, MA
B.L.L. Michelada Jug - This cocktail is comprised of Lunazul tequila, lime, a splash of Tabasco, Worcestershire, and salt. [Photo: Yelp]

14. The Painted Burro

219 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144
Spicy El Diablo - A spicy version of a margarita, this drink combines jalapeno-infused tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice. [Photo: Facebook]
219 Elm St
Somerville, MA 02144

15. The Hawthorne

500A Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215
Spitfire - Combines tequila, lime juice, grapefruit juice, cinnamon syrup, and pequin chile-infused aperol. [Photo: Facebook]
500A Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215

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16. Blue Ginger

583 Washington St, Wellesley, MA 02482
Molokini - Mezcal Vida, fresh lime juice, Thai bird chile, Szechwan peppercorn, fresh coconut cream, mango syrup, and a hint of nutmeg. [Photo: Provided]
583 Washington St
Wellesley, MA 02482

17. Grill 23 & Bar

161 Berkeley St., Boston, MA 02116
Hot and Dirty - Grey Goose vodka is combined with house-made French vermouth and sriracha and is garnished with a habanero-stuffed olive [Photo: Chris Coe]
161 Berkeley St.
Boston, MA 02116

18. Boston Chops

1375 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118