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In honor of Cocktail Week 2013, we've rounded up a list of 13 Spectacular Spicy Cocktails to Try in the Twin Cities. Whether the booze is infused with chiles or the drink is dashed with habañero bitters, you're sure to sense a sizzle while you sip. Here now, mapped, our must-try spicy libations list.

Did we miss your favorite spicy concoction? Let us know in the comments.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Parlour

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730 Washington N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Jesse Held gets macho with the Camacho at Parlour. The drink is made with guajillo chile-infused Agavales Gold tequila, Dimmi Liquore di Milano, Salers Gentian, celery, cumin salt, and lime. ($12)

2. Sapor Cafe

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428 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 375-1971
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The North Loop restaurant has a number of signature cocktails with one being The Crystal Mary, a cocktail twist on the bloody mary. It is made with house-infused 9-chile vodka, bloody mary consomme, and garnished with pepper and olive. ($10)

3. Marvel Bar

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50 2nd Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 206-3929
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A scoville is a unit of measurement of the pungency of chile peppers. The Scoville is a drink Marvel Bar makes with gin, Rhum Agricole (cane juice rum), lemon, ginger, kombucha, habanero-infused 151°, orange flower water, and distilled water. ($12)

4. Bradstreet Craftshouse Restaurant

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601 1st Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 312-1821
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Felonious: of, relating to, or involved in crime. Monk: a member of a religious community of men living under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. Felonious Monk: Blanco tequila, Cocchi Americano, Yellow Chartreuse, and Hellfire Bitters. Makes sense. ($12)

5. Union Restaurant & Rooftop

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731 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 455-6690
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Oh Si, Mas!!! This drink has three exclamation points so clearly it means business. The spicy concoction is made with Ancho chile-infused reposado tequila and plum lemon sour. ($9)

6. Prohibition Bar

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821 Marquette Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 215-3700
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Order up a Truth or Consequences and you'll get a spicy drink made with house-infused jalapeño-pineapple Sauza Gold tequila, Grand Marnier, fresh cilantro, agave nectar, and fresh-squeezed lime juice. You'll also get a Coronita to help ease the burn. ($14)

7. Cafe & Bar Lurcat

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1624 Harmon Pl
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 486-5500
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Get sweet and spicy with the Spice Market at Lurcat. The cocktail is made of Sauza Tequila, Midori, pomegranate juice, house mix, and Tabasco. There it is. ($8)

8. La Belle Vie

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510 Groveland Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 874-6440
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Just try and resist this Handsome Devil. It's Jim Beam Black Bourbon and Johnny Michael's own secret Devil Mix. Hint: the spice comes from a hot pepper tincture in said mix. ($12)

9. Nightingale

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2551 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55405
(612) 354-7060
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The El Dorado. Is it a car? Is it a John Wayne movie? Well, yes. But it is also a spicy cocktail from Nightingale made with Cazadores Reposado tequila, citrus, and guajillo chile. ($8)

10. Eat Street Social

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2600 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 767-6850
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What happens when Nick Kosevich and Ira Koplowitz get their hands on Fresno chile-infused Brokers Gin, lime, simple syrup, Orange Bitters, and mint? You get the San Joaquin South Side, that's what. ($9)

11. Meritage, a Brasserie

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410 Saint Peter St
Saint Paul, MN 55102
(651) 222-5670
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The L’Esprit Espice at Meritage makes for "bon temps" in your mouth. Qu'est-ce que c'est? It's cucumber-infused vodka, lemon, chile tincture, and rosemary, mon ami. ($10.50)

12. Barrio Tequila Bar

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235 6th St E
Saint Paul, MN 55101
(651) 222-3250
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You won't find Bruce Lee in this version of Enter the Dragon. In Bario's version, you will find a passion fruit margarita with muddled Fresno pepper, finished with a splash of cava. ($10)

13. The Strip Club

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378 Maria Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55106
(651) 793-6247
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Fear does not exist in this dojo, does it? The Strip Club's Cobra Kai is made with Kilo Kai Rum, egg whites, house-made sour, and Easy & Oskey habanero bitters. No Mercy. ($9.50)

1. Parlour

730 Washington N, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Jesse Held gets macho with the Camacho at Parlour. The drink is made with guajillo chile-infused Agavales Gold tequila, Dimmi Liquore di Milano, Salers Gentian, celery, cumin salt, and lime. ($12)
730 Washington N
Minneapolis, MN 55401

2. Sapor Cafe

428 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401
The North Loop restaurant has a number of signature cocktails with one being The Crystal Mary, a cocktail twist on the bloody mary. It is made with house-infused 9-chile vodka, bloody mary consomme, and garnished with pepper and olive. ($10)
428 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401

3. Marvel Bar

50 2nd Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401
A scoville is a unit of measurement of the pungency of chile peppers. The Scoville is a drink Marvel Bar makes with gin, Rhum Agricole (cane juice rum), lemon, ginger, kombucha, habanero-infused 151°, orange flower water, and distilled water. ($12)
50 2nd Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401

4. Bradstreet Craftshouse Restaurant

601 1st Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Felonious: of, relating to, or involved in crime. Monk: a member of a religious community of men living under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. Felonious Monk: Blanco tequila, Cocchi Americano, Yellow Chartreuse, and Hellfire Bitters. Makes sense. ($12)
601 1st Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403

5. Union Restaurant & Rooftop

731 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
Oh Si, Mas!!! This drink has three exclamation points so clearly it means business. The spicy concoction is made with Ancho chile-infused reposado tequila and plum lemon sour. ($9)
731 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

6. Prohibition Bar

821 Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Order up a Truth or Consequences and you'll get a spicy drink made with house-infused jalapeño-pineapple Sauza Gold tequila, Grand Marnier, fresh cilantro, agave nectar, and fresh-squeezed lime juice. You'll also get a Coronita to help ease the burn. ($14)
821 Marquette Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55402

7. Cafe & Bar Lurcat

1624 Harmon Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Get sweet and spicy with the Spice Market at Lurcat. The cocktail is made of Sauza Tequila, Midori, pomegranate juice, house mix, and Tabasco. There it is. ($8)
1624 Harmon Pl
Minneapolis, MN 55403

8. La Belle Vie

510 Groveland Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Just try and resist this Handsome Devil. It's Jim Beam Black Bourbon and Johnny Michael's own secret Devil Mix. Hint: the spice comes from a hot pepper tincture in said mix. ($12)
510 Groveland Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

9. Nightingale

2551 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55405
The El Dorado. Is it a car? Is it a John Wayne movie? Well, yes. But it is also a spicy cocktail from Nightingale made with Cazadores Reposado tequila, citrus, and guajillo chile. ($8)
2551 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55405

10. Eat Street Social

2600 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408
What happens when Nick Kosevich and Ira Koplowitz get their hands on Fresno chile-infused Brokers Gin, lime, simple syrup, Orange Bitters, and mint? You get the San Joaquin South Side, that's what. ($9)
2600 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408

11. Meritage, a Brasserie

410 Saint Peter St, Saint Paul, MN 55102
The L’Esprit Espice at Meritage makes for "bon temps" in your mouth. Qu'est-ce que c'est? It's cucumber-infused vodka, lemon, chile tincture, and rosemary, mon ami. ($10.50)
410 Saint Peter St
Saint Paul, MN 55102

12. Barrio Tequila Bar

235 6th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55101
You won't find Bruce Lee in this version of Enter the Dragon. In Bario's version, you will find a passion fruit margarita with muddled Fresno pepper, finished with a splash of cava. ($10)
235 6th St E
Saint Paul, MN 55101

13. The Strip Club

378 Maria Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55106
Fear does not exist in this dojo, does it? The Strip Club's Cobra Kai is made with Kilo Kai Rum, egg whites, house-made sour, and Easy & Oskey habanero bitters. No Mercy. ($9.50)
378 Maria Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55106

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