Spicy Citrus Cocktail Recipe

January 30, 2013

This spicy citrus cocktail is made with fresh tangerine juice and a splash of sriracha!

The Spicy Citrus Cocktail | Fake Food Free | A spicy rum cocktail made with orange and tangerine juices and a splash of sriracha!

I haven’t made cocktails for the blog in a while. That’s likely because we haven’t had a stocked bar since early last fall. Yes, when you know you are going to move across the country, the half empty bottles in liquor cabinet are the first things you make sure to finish up. 

We finally have the basics back and I’ve said all week that I want to make a tangerine cocktail. Citrus season, Super Bowl party – whatever the excuse, I had a mission.
I enlisted my husband’s help and last night he said, “You could put Sriracha in it.” Why, yes, I could put Sriracha in it! I’m a huge fan of spicy cocktails – dustings of chili powder, jalapeno-infused spirits. I was thrilled with the idea.

Now, please excuse my glass rim-dusting skills. I am no expert. You’ll overlook an imperfect rim, once you taste the drink. The hot sauce adds just the slightest spicy flavor right out of the shaker. But I’ll warn you. Don’t nurse this one. The longer it sits the spicier it gets. Cheers!


The Spicy Citrus

Makes: 2 drinks
2 oz. fresh tangerine juice
2 oz. fresh orange juice
1 tsp raw sugar
1/8 tsp sriracha
3 oz. gold rum
Raw sugar for rimming the glasses
2 slices blood orange or tangerine for garnish
Add the juices, teaspoon of raw sugar, sriracha and rum to a cocktail shaker. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Add a few ice cubes and stir again until well chilled.
Rim two martini glasses with sugar. Strain the cocktail into the glasses. Garnish with slices of citrus. 
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  • Cathleen February 2, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Wow. This looks perfect!! I would like some of this right now

  • lisa is cooking February 2, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Spicy sriracha with tangerine sounds great! I’m wishing I could grab that pretty glass right now.

  • Joanne February 5, 2013 at 5:32 am

    Citrus with a bit of spice sounds fabulous to me! There truly is nothing that sriracha doesn’t make better!