Spicy Samosa Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol percentage:20%

Created by

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 Spicy Samosa cocktail is a fusion of tropical flavors with a kick of heat, inspired by the vibrant and diverse culinary traditions of India. It's a favorite among those who appreciate a sweet yet spicy twist in their drinks.

  • Origins
    • The cocktail was created to capture the essence of the popular Indian appetizer, the samosa, known for its spicy and savory filling.
  • Popularity
    • Gained traction among adventurous drinkers and those who enjoy Indian cuisine.
  • Occasions
    • Perfect for summer parties or as an exotic pre-dinner drink.

How Spicy Samosa Tastes?

The Spicy Samosa cocktail offers a complex flavor profile. It's sweet from the peach schnapps and tropical juices, with a refreshing tang from the lime and orange juices. The heat from the Tabasco sauce adds a spicy undertone, while the combination of Malibu rum, vodka, and white rum provides a strong alcoholic backbone.

Interesting facts about Spicy Samosa

  • Versatility: The Spicy Samosa can be adjusted for heat preference by varying the amount of Tabasco sauce.
  • Cultural Fusion: This cocktail is a testament to the global influence of Indian cuisine.
  • Seasonal: Best enjoyed in warmer months due to its refreshing tropical flavors.


A few good options for Spicy Samosa are:

  • Grey Goose
  • Belvedere
  • Khor
  • Smirnoff

Learn everything on which Vodka to choose

Malibu Rum

Malibu is like a mini-vacation in a bottle with its coconut flavor. It's smooth and not too overpowering at 2 oz. Adding more could tip the scales toward a sweeter, more coconut-dominated profile.

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The chameleon of spirits, vodka at 2 oz. provides the kick without altering the tropical taste. Skimp on it, and you’re missing the backbone; too much, and you'll drown the other flavors.

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Peach Schnapps

Sweet and fruity, 2 oz. of peach schnapps offers a juicy twist. Overdo it, and it's like biting a peach rather than sipping a cocktail.

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Lime Juice

Just a top-up required. It's like the zest in your fiesta, bringing in sharpness to the wellness of the tropics. Not enough, and the drink may feel flat; too much could turn it into a sour puss.

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Orange Juice

Another top-up player. It’s the sunrise in the 'Samosa.' Get the balance wrong, and you're either in pure tart territory or stuck in an orchard full of only oranges.

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White Rum

At 1 oz., white rum brings in a little extra heat and 'rumminess' without stealing the show. Leave it out, and the cocktail loses some of its depth.

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Tabasco Sauce

A dash is all you need for the 'spicy' in Spicy Samosa. Skip it, and your Samosa is just playing dress-up without the spice.

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Mango Juice

Top it up for tropical bliss. Mango juice introduces a velvety, fruity layer. Missing out on mango? The drink just won't hug you the same way.

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Tropical Juice

And finally, a top-up for that exotic punch. It's a pool of tropical flavors in a glass. Without it, the drink might as well be on a tropical vacation without the sun.

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Recipe. How to make Spicy Samosa Drink

  1. Fill a shaker with ice.
  2. Pour in the Malibu rum, vodka, peach schnapps, and white rum.
  3. Shake well until chilled.
  4. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice.
  5. Top up with equal parts of lime juice, orange juice, mango juice, and tropical juice.
  6. Add a dash of Tabasco sauce.
  7. Stir gently and serve immediately.

Pro Tips

  • Chill the Glass: Serve the cocktail in a chilled glass to keep it refreshing.
  • Balance the Heat: Start with a small dash of Tabasco and adjust according to taste.
  • Fresh Juices: Use fresh-squeezed juices for a brighter flavor profile.

Perfect Pairings

Food Pairings

  • Spicy Indian Appetizers: The Spicy Samosa cocktail's tropical and spicy notes make it perfect alongside savory snacks like pakoras, tandoori chicken, or, of course, samosas.
  • Grilled Seafood: The citrus accents in the drink enhance the flavors of grilled shrimp or fish.
  • Fresh Fruit Salads: A refreshing counterpart to a sweet and spicy cocktail, balancing the heat with natural sugars.

Drink Pairings

  • Chilled Green Tea: Can be drunk on the side to cleanse the palate, thanks to its mild, earthy flavors.
  • Coconut Water: For those looking for a non-alcoholic pairing that complements the tropical vibe.

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What you could change in Spicy Samosa

  • Malibu Rum: Can be substituted with any coconut-flavored rum.
  • Peach Schnapps: Try apricot brandy for a different stone-fruit flavor.
  • White Rum: A light silver tequila can also work for a more Mexican twist.

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Fiery Samosa

Replace vodka with tequila for a hotter kick. Double the Tabasco for extra spice. Recipe: Follow the base recipe but with tequila, and add extra Tabasco. The taste will be more robust and have a fierier demeanor, making it perfect for those who love a real burn.

Cooler Samosa

For a less spicy version, omit the Tabasco and top up with coconut water. Recipe: Skip the Tabasco and add coconut water to the tropical mix. This variation cools things down, offering a more refreshing sip on a scorching day.

Smoothie Samosa

Blend all the ingredients with crushed ice to create a frozen treat. Recipe: Instead of shaking, blend everything with crushed ice. It will alter the texture entirely, delivering a frosty experience that’s both spicy and chill.

In case you forgot basics how to make Spicy Samosa

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.

Learn everything on how to shake

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.

Learn everything on how to strain

Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

Learn everything on how to stir

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Frequently Asked Questions on Spicy Samosa

How can I measure the alcohol content of homemade cocktails?

You can estimate the alcohol content in a homemade cocktail by calculating the volume of each alcoholic ingredient and their respective ABVs (alcohol by volume). However, for a precise measurement, you'll need a tool like a hydrometer or an alcoholmeter designed for spirits.

What's the best way to muddle ingredients for a cocktail?

Use a muddler with a flat bottom in a sturdy glass. Gently press down and twist the muddler to grind herbs, fruits, or spices just enough to release their flavors without breaking them down completely.

Can I make the Spicy Samosa cocktail ahead of time?

It's best enjoyed fresh due to the juices, but you can mix the rums and vodka ahead of time. Add the juices, Tabasco, and ice just before serving to ensure a refreshing taste.

Is there a non-alcoholic substitute for peach schnapps?

For a non-alcoholic version, you can use a peach syrup or nectar to give a similar sweet peach flavor.

What is the shelf life of homemade cocktails?

The shelf life varies depending on ingredients. For the Spicy Samosa, with fresh juices, it's best consumed immediately. However, premixed spirits without perishables can last longer if properly stored.

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