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6 Best Summer Salsa & Cocktail Recipes with Hot Sauce

6 Best Summer Salsa & Cocktail Recipes with Hot Sauce

Posted by Ghost Scream Hot Sauce on Jul 9th 2021

It’s that time of year again when the hottest pair on the planet make their grand debut. No, we aren’t talking about some celebrity couple.

Of course, if you know us well, you’ve already figured out we’re talking about tortilla chips and salsa. And you can’t forget their best friend, the summer spicy cocktail.

At Ghost Scream, we absolutely cannot wait to find a patio to bask in the caliente weather, tantalizing our taste buds with spice and flavor while enjoying a cold beverage with a colorful little umbrella.

Spicy drinks are a game changer and a fan favorite during the summer season. These drinks can also have a sweet or sour flavor in addition to the unique spice which allows for many people to find the perfect drink such as the "spicy margarita". Ingredients such as simple syrup, agave syrup, lemon juice, ginger syrup, and lemon peel can be added to any spicy drink to create a new twist to the spice. These drinks pair perfectly with chips and salsa for a perfect summer treat.

Ready to dive into summer with our favorite Ghost Pepper Sauce salsa and spicy cocktail recipes? We have a variety of options including spicy tequila drinks and spicy rum drinks. Let’s get started!

1. Spicy Tequila Cocktail - The Bloody Maria

You’re already familiar with the classic Bloody Mary. But this recipe takes that vodka and amps it up a notch by substituting it with your favorite Blanco tequila.

Mix two ounces of your favorite Blanco tequila with one teaspoon horseradish, three dashes of Worcestershire sauce, a pinch of celery salt, black pepper, and one teaspoon lime juice. Pour in six ounces of tomato juice and a generous amount of our Ghost Truffle Hot Sauce. Blend well before pouring into a chilled glass or mason jar.

We love the combination of flavors between the tequila and the truffle hot sauce. If you’re looking for the best smoky hot sauce to add to your eggs or a breakfast burrito, add some to that, too.

This spicy alcoholic drink is known for its delicious complex flavor that blends together perfectly.

2. Spicy Rum Cocktail - The Torchlight

Sweet and spicy are an iconic duo. That’s why our team is obsessed with the Torchlight. This awesome spicy cocktail is great for sipping around the fire pit with friends while laughing and telling stories late into the night.

To make this great beverage, you’ll want to start by mixing one cup of honey with 1/3 cup of hot water. Let it hang out in the refrigerator until you’re ready to make your cocktail. Then mix a half ounce of lime juice, a half ounce of the honey syrup (or agave syrup) concoction, two ounces of white rum, and a few drops of our Original Gourmet Hot Sauce. Shake in a cocktail shaker and serve cold.

The contrasting flavors really make this a crowd pleaser. And it goes great with late night chips and salsa, too!

3. Best for Weekend Brunch - Madhouse Mimosas



If you’re ready to amp your weekend brunch up to the next heat level, you’ll love our recipe for Madhouse Mimosas. Why do we call them this? Well, your guests will probably think you’ve gone mad for adding ghost pepper hot sauce to a traditional mimosa. But you’ll understand the moment you taste it.

Mix six ounces of chilled pineapple orange juice blend with ten ounces of your favorite champagne or sparkling wine. Add in two drops of our Original Ghost Pepper Sauce and shake well.

The result? A sweet, bubbly, and slightly spicy variation of a classic that goes well with Eggs Benedict.

4. Best Classic Salsa for Taco Night - Simple Verde Salsa



If you prefer green hot sauce over red, then you’ll love this simple verde salsa. It tastes excellent over tacos, burritos, huevos rancheros, or whatever else you like.

Start by opening two cans of whole green tomatillos and dicing them up. Add a cup of minced white onion and two to three finely minced cloves of garlic. Toss in 1/4 cup of diced cilantro, two tablespoons of fresh lime juice, and our El Verde Hot Sauce to taste.

We personally love this recipe for adding to a salsa bar at a backyard party. You can also opt to add in whole roasted green chilis and pulled pork to make a quick burrito filling, too.

5. Best for Those Watching Their Carbs - Quick Keto Salsa

If you’re on the ketogenic diet, you know that tomatoes can sometimes pack on the carbs. The good news? In moderation, the right recipe is just fine for a quick appetizer or drizzled over a taco salad.

Add a can of diced tomatoes to your food processor. Grab a bunch of fresh cilantro and rough chop it to your desired consistency. Dice up an onion and add it to the bowl.

Now, here’s the fun part. Add in a few drops of keto hot sauce to taste. We really love Ghost Scream Green Reaper, but it is entirely up to you to choose your favorite. Blend until you get the desired consistency and serve with cheese crisps or chicken slices instead of chips.

6. Best for Those Times When You Forgot About the Party - Hush Salsa

If you’re on the ketogenic diet, you know that tomatoes can sometimes pack on the carbs. The good news? In moderation, the right recipe is just fine for a quick appetizer or drizzled over a taco salad.

Add a can of diced tomatoes to your food processor. Grab a bunch of fresh cilantro and rough chop it to your desired consistency. Dice up an onion and add it to the bowl.

Now, here’s the fun part. Add in a few drops of keto hot sauce to taste. We really love Ghost Scream Green Reaper, but it is entirely up to you to choose your favorite. Blend until you get the desired consistency and serve with cheese crisps or chicken slices instead of chips.

Celebrating Summer with Ghost Scream

Some people may use ingredients such as jalapeños, spicy pepper, chili peppers, or poblano peppers, to add a touch to their drinks or salsa- but our hot sauce adds the perfect and unmatched spicy touch to spiked summer beverages.

The thermometer is rising, but that’s nothing compared to the heat from our Ghost Pepper Specialty Hot Sauce. Whether you’re looking for a new favorite green sauce or in the mood for a little curry, we’ve got the exact flavor to please your palate.

Plus, we cannot wait to hear what you think of these excellent summer recipes and any others you’ve created using our specialty hot sauce flavors. Please feel free to contact us with your creations, as our team would love to see what you’ve been up to in the kitchen.

Ready to learn more? Check out our Five Different Flavors Of Hot Sauce available exclusively from our hot sauce store.