What Spicy Ghost Cocktail is your City?

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Where you live says a heck of a lot about you. Below, we rounded up some our top favorite Ghost cities and paired them with a cocktail worthy of its denizens.

Boston -  Hot Blooded

  • 2.0 oz Ghost Tequila

  • 0.75 oz agave or honey syrup

  • 4 oz blood orange juice

  • 1/2 small jalapeno

  • blood orange slice (garnish)

Boston -- a timeless city. In addition to being one of the first great American cities, Boston has grit. It’s got moxie. The city aside, Bostonians can be a...passionate bunch. We’re not hating -- believe us, a little fire inside is what keeps the world spinning! So it makes sense that this spicy, bold drink is our pick for Boston. Riled up, hot, maybe a little in your face, but still undeniably classic. The drink is aggressive and spicy, but it’s got a strong tequila backbone that demands respect. With that combination of spicy tequila and jalapeno, the Hot Blooded could do a thing to keep the blood warm through a hellishly cold Boston weather, too.

Of course, we wouldn’t be mad at bumping up the Ghost Tequila in this bad boy. Go on. Get some. Get weird.

 

San Diego - Spicy CDB Margarita

  • 1 1/2 Ghost Ghost Tequila

  • 1 1/2 ounces triple sec

  • 1 ounce lime juice

  • 1 dropper of CBD oil

  • Lime wedges to taste

If you live in San Diego, Tijuana isn’t much more than a day trip. That being said, in our experience, trips to Tijuana tend to end up in a 1 or 2 day recovery period. Hey -- you do what you gotta do to get the train back on the rails, sometimes. And when you combine Ghost Tequila with our favorite leafy-greens (for sure not talking Kale here), San Diego’s spirit cocktail is basically a no-brainer. A tasty, spicy combination of tequila, citrus, and CDB. Have fun. And if you need a day of recovery, well...California’s got you covered there too.

 

Cape Cod - Serrano Tequila and Tonic

  • 1 serrano pepper, thinly sliced

  • 2 oz Ghost Tequila

  • Juice of 1/2 a lime

  • Tonic

  • Ice

  • Drizzle with agave nectar

Cape Cod, you’re one classy dame. And for a classy dame, we’ve got to go with a classy (and classic) drink. The Gin and Tonic says everything we want to say about Cape Cod, but we’re a sucker for spicy tequila. And so, this fun take on the Tequila and Tonic is where we landed. When we think Cape Cod, we think chilling REAL HARD on a sailboat. Somewhere between the Great Gatsby and JFK levels of cool. The wind is ruining whatever hairstyle you had, but it’s all good. The sounds of the surf are echoing around, maybe tempting you into a cool dip. It’s an All-American fantasy that is literally everything we want out of life, so we couldn’t think of a better drink than our spin on the classic G&T.

The serrano heat plays perfectly off the sour sweetness coming from the lime and tonic. When you mix the spice of the Ghost Tequila in with the light, crisp mixers...man, what a drink.

 

Austin - Bloody Maria

  • 2 oz Ghost Tequila

  • 4 oz Tomato juice

  • .5 oz Fresh lemon juice

  • 4 dashes Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 dashes Tabasco sauce

  • 2 dashes Tapatio hot sauce

  • .5 tbsp Prepared horseradish, to taste

  • 1 pinch Celery salt

  • 1 pinch Ground black pepper

Well, Austin, you knew we were gonna do it. You could have seen it coming from a mile away. WE COULDN’T NOT DO IT. The Bloody Maria -- Austin in a Collins glass, and one of our all-time favorites. It’s spicy as hell, boozy as hell, and admittedly a little weird. I mean, it might not seem weird because we’ve gotten to know the Bloody Mary by now, but really....who was the first guy to put booze in his tomato soup? As far as we can tell, an absolute LEGEND.

So next time you’re in Austin -- brunch it up. Get some omelets, get some eggs benedict, and get some tequila in ya. Remember -- when it comes to booze, Sunday morning is just “Saturday Night 2”. And if “Saturday Night 1” went a little too hard for you, we are never mad at the hair-of-the-dog approach.

New Orleans - The Retox

  • 2 oz. Ghost Tequila

  • 1 oz. Bourbon

  • 2 tbsp. medium maple syrup

  • 2 tsp. extra light maple syrup

  • 2 droppers of maple bitters

  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tbsp. cayenne pepper

  • 3 tbsp. maple sugar

  • seltzer to fill

I’m sorry, but when was the last time you heard someone was going to New Orleans to detox? “I can’t wait to get to Nola and just detoxify my spirit!” Literally never ever. And that’s what makes the city so great. It’s an oasis from our Instagram-fueled, detox-flat-tummy-tea obsessed, kale smoothie-drinking, chia seed-eating world. The king of all detoxes involves eating nothing but maple syrup, cayenne, and lemon juice for three days. In the immortal, eternal words of Randy Jackson --  That’s gonna be a no from me, dawg.  Again, there’s nothing wrong with being healthy. Get your fit on. But sometimes you don’t want a detox. Sometimes, all you need is a spicy little retox.

With a base spirit of fine Ghost Tequila, and some cayenne in there for good luck this cocktail checks all our spicy boxes. And the dash of bourbon just SCREAMS Nola -- Weezy F. Baby himself would be proud. The sweet/spice combination of maple syrup and cayenne pepper keep the cocktail drinkable, while still maintaining that nice kick we love.