Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Tequila & Mezcal Cocktails

Heated Affair

heated affair cocktail
Image: / Tim Nusog

This hot tequila-and-cider concoction by pro bartender Jacques Bezuidenhout will warm you head to toe.


  • 2 ounces Partida añejo tequila
  • 6 ounces hot spiced apple cider*
  • Heavy cream, to top
  • Garnish: grated nutmeg
  • Garnish: cinnamon stick


  1. Add the tequila and cider into a warmed Irish Coffee glass.

  2. Top with a splash of heavy cream.

  3. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg and a cinnamon stick.

*Hot spiced apple cider: Heat organic apple juice in a small saucepan over low heat. Add winter spices like cloves, cinnamon sticks, allspice and orange peel as desired. Cook for about 15 minutes and strain before using.