Sriracha Cocktail Recipe

One San Diego bar is incorporating this trendy hot sauce into their menu. True North Tavern, located in San Diego’s urban North Park neighborhood, just added a sriracha cocktail to their adult beverage menu.


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.



Recipe Courtesy Of: Jeffrey Capps from True North Tavern (San Diego, CA)




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.

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