The Columbia SC beverage scene is pretty hot, but these spicy cocktails and coffees take it to the next level. Grab your friends and head to one of these local watering holes for libations that are sure to set your mouth on fire, but in a good way. 


This downtown agavaria and cocina knows a thing or two about spice. You’ll taste it in their food and their extensive, inventive cocktail list. With jalapeño syrup made fresh in house, these drinks will have you ordering a second round in no time. Order a round of the Smoky Pinas for a perfect balance of tropical spice and smoke. 


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Bad Daddy – Bad Ass Strawberry Jalapeno Margarita

For a drink that will warm you from your head to your toes, head over to the new spot in Forest AcresBad Daddy. Their Bad Ass Strawberry Jalapeno Margarita is just that. 


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Publico – Spicy Bloody Mary

Start your day with a kick at Publico Kitchen and Tap in Five Points. In addition to having one of the tastiest brunches in town, their Spicy Bloody Mary is no joke. With Grapefruit Jalapeño Vodka and their house made spicy Bloody Mary mix you’ll be awake in no time. 


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Drip – Honey Habanero Latte 

Speaking of morning spice, Drip Coffee adds a little kick to your caffeine fix with their Honey Habanero Latte. It might sound like an odd combo, but trust us it works.


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Good Life Café – The Southern

Don’t let anyone tell you that raw vegan food is boring. The Southern cocktail from Good Life Café combines bourbon and Red Hots for a cinnamon spice that is sure to warm you right up.

Cola’s – Jalapeño Oyster Shot 

Quick and to the point, Cola’s Jalapeño Oyster Shot is everything you love about oyster shooters plus just the right amount of spice courtesy of their jalapeño infused vodka.


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929 Kitchen – Breath of Fire

When it comes to spice, we trust the folks at 929 Kitchen to come up with the perfect flavor combo. Their drink Breath of Fire features aged rum, reaper pepper vodka, almond syrup, lime and plum bitters.


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