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Hot Sauce Committee: A Spicy Margarita

Demonstrating Death & Co’s penchant for playful flavor profiles grounded in solid technique, this cocktail adds new dimension to the spicy Margarita.


  • 1 1/2 oz. blanco tequila
  • 3/4 oz. hot sauce syrup
  • 3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. raspberry brandy (Death & Co uses St. George)
  • 1/4 oz. Campari
  • Tools:shaker
  • Glass:pilsner
  • Garnish:lime wheel, sweety drop pepper


Add all of the ingredients to a shaker with crushed ice, shake well, and dump into a pilsner glass. Top with more crushed ice, then garnish.

Hot Sauce SyrupMeasure out by weight 150 grams of red bell pepper juice (either run through a juicer or blended and strained), 50 grams of orange bell pepper juice, 100 grams of white wine vinegar, 300 grams of granulated sugar, and 1 chopped habanero pepper. Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until the sugar is dissolved. Strain through a chinois or mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth, then stir in 1/4 tsp. of salt and bottle for use within 3 months.

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