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6 Sensational Sriracha Cocktails To Spice Things Up

By: Shireen Jamooji

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When you think of cocktail mixers, the usual thoughts that come to mind are probably fruit juices or sodas, maybe even some herbs or spices if you’re being adventurous. But there’s a wide world of possibilities to explore with sriracha as well…if you’re feeling daring.

What Is Sriracha?

One of the most beloved hot sauces in the world Sriracha has roots in Thailand and traces its origins back to the 1930s when Thanom Chakkapak crafted the original Sriraja Panich in Si Racha, Thailand. However, the sauce underwent a recreation and gained widespread popularity in the 1980s, thanks to David Tran. It boasts a delightful blend of sweetness and tanginess, accompanied by a pronounced garlicky undertone. However, it's worth noting that the flavour profile may differ across brands, ranging from spicier notes to varying levels of vinegar and garlic intensity.

How Can Sriracha Enhance Your Cocktails?

Cocktails can be tricky to balance at the best of times and when you’re dealing with something as complex as a spicy sauce like sriracha, it needs to be used sparingly and with care to ensure it's still palatable. But in small doses and when paired with the right flavours and spirits, it can lend a unique zing to an otherwise bland drink. 

6 Sriracha Cocktails To Try

Spicy Mary

The Spicy Mary elevates the classic Bloody Mary with a bold infusion of Sriracha. The marriage of Smirnoff Vodka, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, and a hint of Sriracha creates a vibrant and hair-raising cocktail. 

Ingredients:

  • 50 ml Smirnoff Vodka
  • 120 ml Tomato juice
  • 10 ml Worcestershire sauce
  • 5 ml Sriracha
  • Celery and lime wedge for garnish

Method: Mix Smirnoff Vodka, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, and Sriracha. Shake well and strain into a glass. Garnish with celery and a lime wedge.

Sriracha Margarita

Sriracha Margarita

An enticing twist on the traditional Margarita, the Sriracha Margarita combines the familiar elements of tequila, triple sec, and lime juice with a subtle yet assertive kick of Sriracha with a salt rim to set it off.

Ingredients:

  • 50 ml Tequila
  • 20 ml Triple sec
  • 30 ml Lime juice
  • 5 ml Sriracha
  • Salt for rimming

Method: Rim a glass with salt. Shake tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and Sriracha with ice. Strain into the prepared glass.

 

 

Thai Chilli Mojito

The Thai Chilli Mojito is a refreshing concoction that combines mint's cooling elements with the boldness of Thai chilli peppers for a creation that will be adored by spice lovers everywhere. 

Ingredients:

  • 60 ml Captain Morgan Dark Rum
  • 30 ml Simple syrup
  • 30 ml Lime juice
  • 5-6 Thai chilli peppers
  • 5-6 Fresh mint leaves
  • 5 ml Sriracha
  • Soda water

Method: Muddle Thai chilli peppers and mint in a glass. Add Captain Morgan Dark Rum, simple syrup, lime juice, and Sriracha. Top with soda water and stir.

Fiery Pineapple Punch

Fiery Pineapple Punch

Sweet, sour and full of spice, this cocktail has all the hallmarks of a delicious, exotic drink. Let the flavours of the Captain Morgan Dark Rum shine through for a unique sip. 

Ingredients:

  • 90 ml Pineapple juice
  • 60 ml Dark Captain Morgan Dark Rum
  • 10 ml Sriracha
  • Pineapple slice for garnish

Method: Combine pineapple juice, dark Captain Morgan Dark Rum, and Sriracha. Stir well and garnish with a pineapple slice.

sriracha sour

Sriracha Sour

The Sriracha Sour takes the classic Signature Whisky sour to new heights by introducing a subtle spiciness which offers a well-balanced harmony that is both sophisticated and satisfying.

Ingredients:

  • 60 ml Bourbon
  • 30 ml Lemon juice
  • 20 ml Simple syrup
  • 5 ml Sriracha

Method: Shake bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup, and Sriracha with ice. Strain into a glass.

 

 

Cucumber Spice Cooler

Cucumber Spice Cooler

Embrace the cool and spicy fusion of the Cucumber Spice Cooler. Finished with a crisp cucumber wheel, this cocktail is a perfect blend of cooling and invigorating elements.

Ingredients:

  • 50 ml Gordon's London Dry Gin
  • 20 ml Elderflower liqueur
  • 10 ml Sriracha
  • 4-5 Cucumber slices
  • 6-8 Fresh mint leaves
  • Cucumber wheel for garnish

Method: Muddle cucumber slices and mint in a glass. Add Gordon's London Dry Gin, elderflower liqueur, and Sriracha. Stir well and garnish with a cucumber wheel.

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