3 HOT Cocktail Recipes To Spice Up Your Holiday Season

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If you're looking to spice up your Thanksgiving gathering, don't just look to the food on the table — no matter how much your aunt's spuds need a little kick. We've got three unconventional cocktail recipes that prove the heat isn't just in the kitchen. The secret ingreds? Metabolic kickers like Jamaican jerk bitters and hot sauce. But because we don't trust ourselves with a bottle of Tabasco and a pint of whiskey, we left the experimentation to the experts: 3 local bartenders.
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Not only are these concoctions tasty (seriously!), they are super easy to make and require very few ingreds. Whether you're the hostess with the mostest, or you simply want to bring a little holiday cheer to the dinner table, it could turn out to be the hottest holiday you've ever had.
Simulacrum: Bartender Fred Sarkis Of Sable Kitchen And Bar
2 oz Blanco tequila
¾ oz Caffe Moka
Barspoon Sambuca
2 Dashes Bitter End Jamaican jerk bitters
Stir and serve up
Evil Ways: Bartender Sarah McComber Of South Water Kitchen
3 oz Metropolitan Krankshaft Kolsch Ale
3 oz red pepper puree
½ oz agave tequila
1 oz Valentina hot sauce
¾ oz Worcestershire sauce
¾ oz lemon juice
Dash of salt
Dash of pepper
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Hot And Dirty: Bartender Jason Davis Of Encore Liquid Lounge
1 oz olive juice
½ oz Tabasco sauce
3.5 oz vodka
Shake and serve in martini glass
Photo: Courtesy of Sable Kitchen And Bar
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