Spicy Mexican
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Spicy Mexican
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The Spicy Mexican cocktail is a bold and fiery blend characterized by the unconventional combination of sambuca, vodka, and tequila. Sambuca, an Italian anise-flavored liquor, introduces a distinctive sweet and ... more The Spicy Mexican cocktail is a bold and fiery blend characterized by the unconventional combination of sambuca, vodka, and tequila. Sambuca, an Italian anise-flavored liquor, introduces a distinctive sweet and herbal note that pairs with the clean bite of vodka and the complex, earthy undertones of tequila. The heat of this cocktail is notably ramped up with the addition of Tabasco sauce, bringing a spicy kick to the palate. It is typically served in a pint glass, emphasizing its casual and generous spirit. The Spicy Mexican is for those with adventurous tastes, looking to explore a piquant twist on classic spirits.
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39.33% | 3.54 units *

Pint glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Spicy Mexican

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add a shot of sambuca, a shot of tequila and a shot of vodka to a pint glass then stir
Add in four drops of Tabasco sauce then serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute any of the liquors in a Spicy Mexican cocktail?

Yes, while the classic Spicy Mexican cocktail recipe calls for Sambuca, Vodka, and Tequila, you can substitute one of the liquors if you prefer a different taste profile or have certain preferences. For example, replacing Sambuca with a coffee liqueur could offer a unique twist while maintaining the cocktail's bold flavor.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Is there a specific way to add the Tabasco Sauce to the Spicy Mexican?

For the best integration of flavors, gently pour the Tabasco Sauce over the other ingredients after they've been combined in the pint glass. Use a stirrer to distribute the sauce throughout the cocktail, ensuring it's well-mixed but not overly agitated, to maintain the intended flavor profile.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Spicy Mexican?

The Spicy Mexican is best served cold in a pint glass. Considering its high alcohol content and bold flavors, serving it over ice could help mellow it out a bit, making it more palatable. Additionally, chilling the glass beforehand can enhance the drinking experience.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What type of occasions is the Spicy Mexican cocktail suitable for?

Given its bold and spicy flavor profile, the Spicy Mexican is perfect for lively events, such as parties or celebrations, where strong, memorable drinks are appreciated. It's especially suited for themed nights or as a daring choice at a cocktail party.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Spicy Mexican compare to other cocktails?

The Spicy Mexican has a high alcohol content at 39.33%, making it one of the stronger cocktails you can choose. It's significantly higher in alcohol compared to classic cocktails like the Margarita or Mojito, which typically have alcohol contents around 10-20%. This makes the Spicy Mexican a potent choice, ideal for those who prefer their drinks strong.

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