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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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The Gallows

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

Highland Kitchen

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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]

jm Curley

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Hemingway Heat - Bring on the heat with Rhum Agricole, maraschino, grapefruit, lime, and jalapeño [Photo: Cal Bingham]

The Hawthorne

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Spitfire - Combines tequila, lime juice, grapefruit juice, cinnamon syrup, and pequin chile-infused aperol. [Photo: Facebook]

Earls Kitchen + Bar

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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]

Rosa Mexicano

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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]

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]

Kennedy's On The Square

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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]

Ward 8

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

Cuchi Cuchi

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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]

SA PA Modern Vietnamese

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

Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar

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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]

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

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]

The Painted Burro

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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]

Blue Ginger

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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]

Grill 23 & Bar

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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]

Boston Chops

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Ignition - Tequila, jalapeno syrup, aperol, and burlesque bitters are together in this spicy cocktail [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

Ten Tables

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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]

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]

Casa B

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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]

Wink & Nod

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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]

Deep Ellum

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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]

Thelonious Monkfish

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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]

Bistro du Midi

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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]

Ribelle

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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]

West Side Lounge

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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]

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La Brasa

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The Gallows

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

Highland Kitchen

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]

jm Curley

Hemingway Heat - Bring on the heat with Rhum Agricole, maraschino, grapefruit, lime, and jalapeño [Photo: Cal Bingham]

The Hawthorne

Spitfire - Combines tequila, lime juice, grapefruit juice, cinnamon syrup, and pequin chile-infused aperol. [Photo: Facebook]

Earls Kitchen + Bar

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]