I’ll Take Some Sriracha With My Cocktail, Please!

Well, this is new and we’re certainly into it: Sriracha + spirits = cocktails!


In some circles, Sriracha has been described as the go-to, must-have, condiment for Millennials and due to Gen-Y’s strong purchasing power and culturally diverse appetites, it was only a matter of time before the Asian-style chili, garlic sauce made it way into a bar near you.

Out in San Diego, one bar in particular, True North Tavern (recipe by Jeffrey Capps), has just added a sriracha cocktail to their adult beverage menu and now you too, can make it at home.

We have all the deets:

Smoke and Fire

A twist on the Mezcál Mule (a Moscow Mule with Mezcál instead of vodka), the Smoke and Fire is made with Mezcál Joren, fresh lime juice, house-made sriracha simple syrup and topped with ginger beer.

A sriracha-salt rimmed glass completes this spicy cocktail.


  • 1 1/2 oz Mezcal
  • 1/4 oz Lime Juice
  • 1/4 oz House-Made Sriracha Simple Syrup
  • Ginger beer
  • Sriracha Salt
  • Sliced Lime for Garnish

Ingredients for Sriracha Simple Syrup:

  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons of Sriracha Sauce


  • Dissolve the sugar in the water in a saucepan over heat.
  • Add the sriracha.
  • Stir until there is a consistent solution.
  • Allow for simple syrup to cool down.
  • Rim glass with lime juice and the sriracha salt.
  • Fill glass with ice.
  • In a shaker, combine the mezcal, sriracha simple syrup and lime juice with ice.
  • Shake, strain and pour into the salt rimmed glass.
  • Top off cocktail with ginger beer.
  • Garnish with a lime.

Cheers! xx


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