13 Spicy Cocktails To Heat Up Happy Hour This Summer

Warm weather means hanging out and relaxing, preferably with the perfect summer cocktail in hand. While we love drinks that keep us cool in the summer sun, there's nothing wrong with turning up the heat just a little bit — so we're turning to our favorite spicy cocktails to do just that. Grab some jalapeños, and take your bartending skills to the next level.

These 13 recipes will give your taste buds a heated kick, but don't worry — you'll feel instantly refreshed as you sip them. Happy hour is about to get heated.

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Jalapeño Bloody Mary

Your favorite brunch cocktail just got a major boost thanks to A Beautiful Mess.

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Spicy Rhubarb Margarita

We can’t get enough rhubarb in the summer, but instead of baking it into a pie as usual, try using it in A Cozy Kitchen’s spicy margarita.

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Spiced Manhattan Cocktail

If you want a little zing without too much heat, try out A Spicy Perspective’s aromatic cinnamon-cayenne drink.

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Blood Orange Jalapeño Margaritas

Citrus and peppers play well together in The Kitchn’s simple spicy cocktail that’s perfect for a midsummer’s eve.

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Mango Jalapeño Daiquiris

Jalapeño simple syrup makes this cocktail by Climbing Grier Mountain a surprisingly complex drink. Garnish with jalapeño slices for an extra touch.

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Cinnamon Girl Cocktail

It may not be the spiciest cocktail, but a big pinch of cinnamon gives A Beautiful Mess’ drink an extra dose of heat.

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Spicy Roasted Shishito Pepper Margarita

For a unique spice, The Kitchn roasts shishito peppers before mixing them with tequila and Triple Sec.

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Spicy Cucumber Margarita

Cucumbers and spicy peppers strike just the right balance in A Cozy Kitchen’s smooth margarita.

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Strawberry Sriracha Margarita

Strawberry and Sriracha sounds like an insane combination. Bizarre, even. But Domestic Fits uses just enough hot sauce to give this fruity cocktail some edge.

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Spicy Paloma

Tequila and muddled jalapeños come together in this classy cocktail recipe by Endless Simmer.

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Bangkok Margarita

A single Thai chili takes a tropical-tasting beverage to the next level, thanks to A Spicy Perspective.

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Mango-Ginger Bourbon Spice Freeze

Who says you can’t have hot and cold? Climbing Grier Mountain’s frosty drink gets some extra zing from jalapeños.

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Jalapeño & Blood Orange Whiskey Cocktail

A touch of agave prevents Domestic Fits’ bloody whiskey cocktail recipe from getting too hot, but this beverage is still best for the bold.

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