Lick My Chili Cocktail Recipe

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Lick My Chili cocktail is a spicy and intriguing concoction that was first created in the heart of Mexico City. It was designed for those who enjoy a bit of heat in their drinks, making it a favorite among spice lovers and adventurous drinkers. The cocktail gets its name from the chili-infused tequila that gives it its unique kick.

How Lick My Chili Tastes?

The Lick My Chili cocktail is a fiery blend of sweet and spicy. The chili-infused tequila gives it a strong, spicy kick, while the sweet agave nectar and lime juice balance it out with a refreshing tanginess. The result is a bold, robust cocktail with a lingering heat that tantalizes the taste buds.

Interesting facts about Lick My Chili

  • The Lick My Chili cocktail was first created in Mexico City.
  • It gets its unique kick from chili-infused tequila.
  • It's a favorite among spice lovers and adventurous drinkers.


Chili-infused Tequila

Why 2 oz? That's the kick! It gives the drink its backbone and spice. Less? You'd miss the heat. More? You might breathe fire. Without it, wave goodbye to 'Lick My Chili'. As for alternatives, think Mezcal for a smokier twist.

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Agave Nectar

Why 1 oz? It's the sweet to your heat, carefully offsetting the chili's punch. Less sweet could lead to a scorched palate, more might make it cloying. Drop it and the cocktail loses its balance. Maple syrup could be a plant-based sub, though you'd get a more autumnal vibe.

Alex Green

Lime Juice

Why 1 oz? This brings the zing and harmonizes the flavors. Less could leave it flat, more might turn it into a face-scruncher. No lime, no party. A change? Lemon juice could step in, but expect a sharper edge.

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As needed. It's nature's way of chilling out—keeps things cool without watering down the fun when done right. No ice? Warm and weird. Too much? You'll dilute the soul out of it.

Mary Mitkina

Chili Pepper

Garnish: The red hot peak; it's the flag atop your flavor mountain. It's all about looks and a hint of aroma. No pepper? No problem, except you won't get those Instagram likes. Want a twist? Try a lime wheel for a subtler look.

Alex Green

Recipe. How to make Lick My Chili Drink

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add the chili-infused tequila, agave nectar, and lime juice.
  3. Shake well until the mixture is well chilled.
  4. Strain the cocktail into a glass.
  5. Garnish with a chili pepper.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh lime juice for the best flavor.
  • Adjust the amount of agave nectar to taste. If you prefer a less sweet cocktail, use less agave nectar.
  • For an extra kick, muddle a slice of chili pepper in the shaker before adding the other ingredients.

Perfect Pairings

Appetizers & Snacks

Grilled Shrimp: The spiciness of the cocktail is complemented by the natural sweetness of shrimp, especially when grilled with a hint of lime. Tortilla Chips & Guacamole: A classic pairing, the creamy guacamole balances the heat of the drink. Street Tacos: Authentic Mexican street tacos with a variety of fillings make an excellent companion to this bold drink.


Fish Tacos: The crispness of battered fish with a zesty slaw cuts through the chili's heat. Ceviche: Fresh, bright flavors with a citrus note harmonize with the chili and lime in the cocktail. Smoked Brisket: The smoky flavors offset the spice, and the fat content mellows the chili's impact.

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What you could change in Lick My Chili

If you can't find chili-infused tequila, you can make your own by infusing tequila with a few slices of fresh chili pepper. If you prefer a less spicy cocktail, you can substitute the chili-infused tequila with regular tequila.

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And of course - twists🍹

Smoky Lick

Ingredients: Use mezcal instead of tequila, add a splash of grapefruit juice, and a sprig of cilantro for garnish. Recipe: Follow the original but substitute mezcal and add the juice. Garnish with cilantro. Taste: Smokier, with a touch of bitterness and herbal complexity.

Sweet Heat

Ingredients: Add pineapple juice, replace agave with honey, and garnish with a pineapple wedge. Recipe: Pineapple juice adds a tropical twist; honey lends a rich sweetness. Taste: Sweeter, fruitier, with a lingering heat.

Citrus Burst

Ingredients: Swap in lemon juice, add a dash of orange liqueur, and top with soda water. Recipe: Use lemon instead of lime and shake with orange liqueur. Top with soda for fizz. Taste: Sharper, brighter, with a bubbly lift.

In case you forgot basics how to make Lick My Chili

Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Lick My Chili

Can I prepare the cocktail with other types of alcohol?

Though traditionally made with tequila, you can experiment with other base spirits like vodka or rum for a unique flavor profile. Just remember, the chili-infused spirit is what gives this cocktail its distinctive kick.

Is this cocktail suitable for vegetarians/vegans?

Yes, all the ingredients used in this cocktail are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

How can I make the cocktail less spicy?

You can reduce the spiciness by reducing the amount of chili-infused tequila or by infusing the tequila with less chili. You might also consider using a sweeter tequila as a base to balance the heat.

What's the best way to store chili-infused tequila?

It's best to store chili-infused tequila in a cool, dark place away from heat and light, similar to how you would store regular tequila. It's also important to ensure the bottle is sealed tight to prevent oxidation.

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