Spicy Cocktails For NYC Happy Hour
3 Caliente Cocktails For a Spicy Happy Hour
What are successful happy hours made of? Sugar, spice, and everything nice. Right? Our watermelon and mint-infused cocktails cover the "sugar" and "nice" categories, but we're going to heat things up (yep, hotter than the temp outside) with three drinks, shaken and stirred to spice up your buzz tenfold. Have another pepper-infused concoction to add to our list? Let us know here!
- As part of the Cienfuegos "complex," Mayahuel (304 E. 6th St., 212-253-5888) serves up a deadly selection of margaritas, punches, and more, using only the best and most potent tequilas. So up the ante on your caliente capacity with the stone raft cocktail. It's mixed with jalapeño tequila, mezcal, amontillado sherry, agave nectar, and celery bitters.
- Barrio Chino (253 Broome St., 212-228-6710) makes a mean grapefruit habanero margarita, and if you're only going to order one thing off the menu, now you know. Readers warn that the habanero-infused drink is no joke — be prepared for a seriously steamy drink.
- Order a Death and Co. (433 E. 6th St., 212-388-0822) southern exposure cocktail. The drink is shaken with jalapeño-infused chinaco blanco tequila, sombra mezcal, fresh squeezed lime juice, petit cane syrup, fresh red pepper puree, and kosher salt. Sip on this spicy concoction for a guaranteed buzz and even bigger kick.