Sweet and spicy meet bourbon in this delicious and flavorful summer cocktail recipe. Muddled with fresh strawberries, lime, jalapeño slices, and topped with ginger beer, this Sweet + Spicy Bourbon Cocktail is a winning combination of flavors to beat the summer heat.

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Sweet + Spicy Bourbon Cocktail

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve shared a new cocktail recipe here on Inspired by Charm. Several of my cocktail recipes are some of the most popular posts on the blog, so I thought it was time to add another to the mix.

Today we are making this Sweet + Spicy Bourbon Cocktail.

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I actually got this recipe from my FAVORITE bourbon maker, Four Roses. They have a handful of sweet and spicy summer cocktails on their website. (You can find those here.) They invited me to give one a try and this beauty sparked my interest.

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I love the combination of flavors here and I especially like the mix of sweet and spicy. It’s one of my favorites in a summer cocktail. My love for sweet and spicy cocktails began back when I made that Spicy Chipotle Pineapple Martini years ago and I’ve developed a few other similar recipes since.

More Sweet and Spicy Cocktails:

You need to give these a try as well!

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And since this is a bourbon-based cocktail, I should mention that my go-to bourbon of choice is Four Roses. When the bourbon is the focus of the cocktail (or if you’re sipping it alone), I recommend the Four Roses Single Barrel. However, when you’re making a cocktail with several other flavorful ingredients, I’d reach for the Four Roses Small Batch.

With all of that being said, let’s mix one up!

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How to Make a Sweet + Spicy Bourbon Cocktail

Begin by using a cut lime to wet half the edge of a glass. Then dip into the Tajin. The original recipe called for a sweet barbecue rub, but I wasn’t a fan of that. Instead, I found the Tajin to be much more enjoyable.

Add the lime juice to the glass along with the sliced strawberries and sliced jalapeños. The number of jalapeños you use will determine the spice level of your cocktail. Add more jalapeños for additional heat; use fewer jalapeños and/or remove the seeds and inner pith for less heat.

Muddle.

Add in the bourbon, ice, and ginger beer. Stir. Top with additional ice if needed. I’ve included a printable recipe card below for a full rundown of the recipe ingredients and instructions.

Garnish with a lime wheel, strawberry, and/or jalapeño slice.

Voila! Your Sweet + Spicy Bourbon Cocktail is ready to be enjoyed!

If you like a spicy jalapeño kick as I do, I really think you’re going to enjoy this recipe.

Cheers my friends!

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Sweet + Spicy Bourbon Cocktail Recipe:

Sweet + Spicy Bourbon Cocktail


Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bourbon, cocktail, drink
Servings: 1 cocktail
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Sweet and spicy meet bourbon in this delicious and flavorful summer cocktail recipe. Muddled with fresh strawberries, lime, jalapeño slices, and topped with ginger beer, this Sweet + Spicy Bourbon Cocktail is a winning combination of flavors to beat the summer heat.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 ounces bourbon
  • 6 slices strawberries
  • 2-3 slices jalapeño*
  • .5 ounce lime juice
  • 3 ounces ginger beer
  • Tajin - (to rim glass)
  • lime slice, strawberry, jalapeño wheel - (as garnish)

Instructions

  • Begin by using a cut lime to wet half the edge of a glass. Then dip into the tajin.
  • Add the lime juice to the glass along with the sliced strawberries and sliced jalapeños. Muddle.
  • Add in the bourbon, ice, and ginger beer. Stir. Top with additional ice if needed.
  • Garnish with a lime wheel, strawberry, and/or jalapeño slice.

Notes

*This will determine the spice level of your cocktail. Add more jalapeños for additional heat. Use fewer jalapeños and/or remove the seeds and inner pith for less heat.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 184kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 12mgPotassium: 468mgFiber: 5gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 1948IUVitamin C: 219mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg
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  • Mary at

    You were right, the combination of spicy and sweet is a new favorite. Cheers!

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