Along with herbal, floral and bitter flavors, cocktails are featuring more peppers and spice. The peppery ingredients are often used to balance sweeter fruity flavors or extend a spicy Mexican or Asian menu theme to the drinks list.

22. Poblano


Strawberry Poblano Blanco at

Champps Kitchen + Bar

23. Black pepper


The Dalmatian made with black pepper syrup at

Redstone American Grill

24. Ancho


Pineapple Ancho Margarita at

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse

Source: Technomic Ignite menu data