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21 Deliciously Spicy Cocktails

Outside it's still freezing, but happy hour is about to get HOT.

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7. The Massamanhattan

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Kin Shop in NYC serves this clever twist on a Manhattan. To make it, the exotic blend of spices that flavor traditional massaman curry are instead steeped into a simple syrup. Recipe here.


11. The Spicy Maiden

Maybe the pineapple-rum combination is a little too tropical for March. On the other hand, if you close your eyes and turn the heat up in your apartment, you can maybe pretend you're on a beach vacation! Recipe here.

12. Grilled Tomato and Toasted Chili Cocktail

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While you're waiting for grilling season — seriously, are we there yet?! — you can sear the tomatoes in a cast-iron skillet or on a grill pan instead. This mezcal cocktail takes a little more work, but the result is so unique and worth it. Recipe here.


15. The Retox

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The "master cleanse" involved drinking only a mixture of lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and maple syrup for days at time, and it sounds insane and awful. Adding bourbon to the mixture and drinking it at happy hour, though? I can get behind that. Recipe here.

20. Rodriguez Sour

A simple mix of pineapple, lime, tequila, chartreuse!? Chances are you don't have any of that lying around. But, if you invest in a bottle (recommended), you'll be all set to make this as your go-to nightcap come summer. Recipe here.