Best for a Big Meal: The Bang Bang
Credit: Bonnie Burke

Spicy cocktails can be the ultimate digestif, the perfect late night drink, especially after a giant meal. Or, they can be a complete train wreck with spice overpowering the flavor and burning the tongue. This brilliant little cocktail happily falls into the former category, with a heat that takes a backseat to a smoky mezcal. 

The Bang Bang
0.5 oz Sorel Hibiscus Liqueur
1.5 oz Del Maguey Vida mezcal
0.5 oz peppercorn syrup
0.5 oz lime juice
1 dash Bittermans Hellfire Habanero Shrub Bitters