Spicy Cocktails in San Francisco


While in San Francisco recently, a friend took me to a restaurant she loves, Pacific Catch. The restaurant is a San Francisco only chain, with six locations around the city. The drink she ordered was called a Spicy Pacific and was made using hot chilies. I wasn’t sure if a spicy cocktail sounded particularly appealing, but I trusted her judgement and ordered one for myself as well. The drink turned out to be awesome! Spicy and vodka are two words you normally wouldn’t use in a sentence together, but give this drink a try the next time you want to try something new! Here’s a recipe for how to make your own at home, it’s very simple.



  • 1.5 oz vodka
  • 2 oz nectarine or passion fruit juice
  • 1 Serrano chili 


  • Remove all seeds from the chili
  • Use a muddler to combine the chili with the vodka and syrup
  • Use a shaker to drain the liquid
  • Add in the fruit juice, and ice if desired
  • Shake all the ingredients, then serve in a glass




About Lauren Patten

Hi everyone! My name is Lauren. I’m a Boston girl who just returned after spending 4 months living in Barcelona. I’m currently in my senior year at Emmanuel College, where I study English. I love live music, traveling, and finding any excuse to go to the beach. Join me every Monday as I blog about my experiences abroad, local restaurants, and my cooking adventures!

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