In the Heat of the Night

In the Heat of the Night is a rimmed cocktail that's pale green and served in a green glass with ice.

This was one spicy cocktail, but it was just what I was looking for! The spice masked a little bitterness from the raspberry liqueur. That raspberry liqueur has proved a little difficult to mix properly because it’s quite strong and bitter. So it seemed smart in this drink, because its compatriots were equally strong, though in different ways…the strength of the heat seemed to overpower the strong bitterness and it all worked out.

Of course, a rim always makes everything better, so there’s that!

Please note that the jalapeño brine is a different one than the spicy-sweet version I’ve used in the past. I think I missed that sweetness! I considered putting some simple syrup in there as well, but I didn’t. I actually think it would have been the missing piece.


  • 1.75 oz tequila

  • .75 oz raspberry liqueur

  • Juice of one lime

  • 1 oz (approx) jalapeño brine (from slices in a jar)

  • Rim: salt and cayenne


  • Rim your glass first thing! I forgot to do that this time and had to remove the ice from my glass in order to rim it afterwards.
  • Combine all ingredients except for salt and cayenne in a shaker with ice; shake until satisfied then pour over ice.
  • Enjoy!
Enjoyed on August 26, 2021

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