Spicy Cocktails That Will Keep You Warm In The Cold

As the temperatures start dropping and sweater weather ensues, we’re all looking for ways to stay warm and cozy. When it comes to drinks, there are plenty of amazing cocktails with classic autumnal flavors like apple, pumpkin, and maple that can give you that fall feeling. However, why not try something a little different this fall and winter? Spicy cocktails are a great way to warm up quickly on a cool evening and give you a chance to try something out of the ordinary. 

If you’re someone who likes a little bit of spice, try out these cocktails.

Bloody Marys

Everyone’s heard of a Bloody Mary, the staple brunch drink. Bloody Marys are arguably the most popular savory cocktail, made by combining vodka with tomato juice. Not only are Bloody Marys savory, but they also have a kick to them, thanks to the hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and prepared horseradish. 

You can also make your Bloody Mary spicier than the traditional recipe by adding extra hot sauce, horseradish, peppers, spices, including ground black pepper and paprika, or by using a spicy tomato juice. Add garnishes of your choosing, such as celery, olives, lemon wedges, or your favorite pickled foods.

Jalapeno Margaritas

If you’ve enjoyed sitting outside with a margarita over the summer, make the switch to spicy margaritas as the weather cools down. There are many ways to create spicy margaritas, but jalapeno margaritas are one of the most popular. 

You can make a jalapeno margarita by combining silver tequila, orange liquor, fresh lime juice, agave nectar, and jalapenos. Add all these ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake. Like any margarita, rim the glass with lime juice and salt, and add lime wedges and jalapenos to garnish.


If you prefer beer over liquor, a Michelada is the perfect spicy drink for you. Micheladas are made by combining a light beer, preferably a light Mexican beer, Clamato juice or tomato juice, fresh lime juice, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce. To prepare your Michelada, rub lime juice around the rim of your glass and dip it into a chili-salt mixture. Then, top off your drink with garnishes like celery, peppers, lime wedges, and even seafood.

Spicy Palomas

A Paloma is the perfect refreshing summer drink, and you can keep enjoying it no matter the weather. If you love a classic Paloma and are looking for a way to warm up, a spicy Paloma has what you’re looking for. 

A spicy Paloma is similar to the traditional recipe and contains grapefruit soda, tequila, and lime juice. However, this drink gets its spice by adding jalapeno simple syrup, which is made by boiling water with sugar and jalapenos. You can also make a regular Paloma and add muddled jalapenos to make it spicy. Coat the rim of your glass with lime juice and salt, then add a lime wedge and jalapenos to garnish, and you’re ready to enjoy your spicy Paloma.

Try Out a New Drink Today

If you’re looking for something different, give a spicy cocktail a try or order one of Rikasa’s many house cocktails that you’re sure to love. Our bar and restaurant in Pittston is perfect for many occasions, whether you’re just grabbing drinks with friends or having a special meal with your loved ones. 

Make a reservation with Rikasa today to find your new favorite drink.