Cocktail Of The Month: Wild West Side @ Red House


This month is all about the dare, so we’re challenging you with a saucy, spicy drink. While the cocktail menu changes regularly at the lively Red House, one stalwart sipper is always in season: The Wild West Side.

The peppery heat in this tequila-based tipple—balanced with cool cucumber and mint—will definitely kickstart a dangerously fun evening. Pull up a barstool at Red House, let the unpretentiously cool staff serve you a few WWS’s and see where the night goes from there. The laidback, good-time bar has a pinball machine and a swinging vibe. Dancing on the bar just may be obligatory after a few drinks!

Wild West Side @ Red House

Serving Size: One Cocktail

Wild West Side @ Red House


  • 4 cl Chili infused tequila blanco Calle 23
  • 2 cl lime
  • 1 cl rich simple syrup
  • 1 cl triple sec


  1. To make tequila, infuse one bottle of tequila with 4 red Thai chilis and ¾ cucumber for two days. Then run through a blender.
  2. To make rich simple syrup mix two parts sugar with one part water. Either shake ingredients cold until all sugar is dissolved or heat the mix to speed up the process.
  3. Shake all ingredients with mint and strain into a chilled cocktail class.


Red House

1 Bis rue de la Forge Royale, 75011

LES LOLOS Tip: Follow their Facebook page for info on nights when they serve tacos or hot wings from Emperor Norton for even more spicy fun.


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Forest Collins is the creator of the site 52 Martinis, a guide to the best cocktail bars in Paris and founder of The Chamber, a private popup cocktail club. She’s been featured in The New York Times, Le Figaro and The Guardian.

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