REVIEW: Sonic Reaper Spicy Margarita

Sonic Reaper Spicy Margarita

What is the Sonic Reaper Spicy Margarita?

As a part of Sonic’s somewhat innovative line of supposed non-alkie “mocktails,” the Reaper Spicy Margarita takes everything alcohol-lovers enjoy with a classic margarita, subbing the usual tequila with, what the Hell, the absolute terror of liquefied Carolina Reaper Peppers.

How is it?

As cold and satisfying as the Reaper Margarita is on the first sip, almost immediately, the fires of a demonic inferno are quickly unleashed on the insides of your mouth, burning your tongue, numbing your nose, and scalding your throat, causing anyone with a well-worn grip on their remaining senses to throw this drink down on the ground, cursing the heavens with a closed fist in a most stupid fit of self-imposed rage.

Sonic Reaper Spicy Margarita Top

While there is an extremely slight citrus-flavor that is hovering around, it is practically impossible to taste over the mouth-destroying Reaper additives, a garden-peppery coating the slowly moves down the throat in a esophageal thrashing that’s normally reserved for Saturday night at the taqueria, not for a Tuesday afternoon getting a Sonic Happy Hour treat on the way home from work.

Sorry guys, but this just doesn’t work; I mean, for real: who is this drink for?

Is there anything else you need to know?

The night I forcibly drank about half of this, the scalding belches and burps continually seared my gutwerks with each gastric devil-bubble that traveled up my throat. Consequentially, I ended up downing about two or three rather large gulps of Pepto-Bismol just to cool my aching body-tubes.


Sonic Reaper Spicy Margarita Lid

Anyone who knows me knows how much I truly enjoy the spicier things in this life. Give a roundhouse kick of heat on just about everything I eat, please. That being said, I truly get what Sonic is trying to do here, but, if I’m being honest, this isn’t a drink as much as it is a novelty dare. The mix should be sold on page 35 of the Archie McPhee catalog, not at my local Sonic Drive-In. Maybe, just maybe, it would work if the Scovilles was brought way down, maybe to level it a bit more evenly with the sugar. But, as for now, it’s too little, way too hot.

Purchased Price: $1.79 (each)
Size: Small
Rating: 1 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: 190 calories, 0 grams of fat, 230 milligrams of sodium, 51 grams of carbohydrates, 50 grams of sugar, and 0 grams of protein.

11 thoughts to “REVIEW: Sonic Reaper Spicy Margarita”

  1. Hey guys, let’s give it a 1 out of 10 because we reviewed an extremely spicy item despite obviously not liking extremely spicy items.

    I found it delicious, if painful, but I have a high tolerance for these things.

    I only mock the reviewer in my first sentence because he arrogantly stated “who is this drink for?” as if everybody can’t handle intense heat as he can’t.

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  2. It was a just a tad spicier than Jalapeño M&Ms. Hot is Exhorresco hot sauce. I mean, if this slushie is too hot for you then stay far away from mayonnaise.

  3. I really can’t wait to try this! Hopefully this weekend I can get to a Sonic.

  4. I agree with you Morris. This was hot, but not that hot for me.

    Not really the best combo.

  5. I really enjoyed this! I appreciated that they called it a spicy flavor and it’s actually spicy. I’m a sucker for unusually spicy items – give me all the cayenne pepper chocolate and serrano pepper infused tequila. If it says they used ghost/reaper/whatever pepper then I want to feel like they actually did. Mission accomplished! Have already happily bought this twice.

  6. I actually really liked this and have gotten a Route 44 of it at least once a week since it came out! I actually went to get one the day it came out but got their too late :.[

    Not sure why you didn’t like it! I DO wish there were levels of heat or a non-spicy option because the margarita flavor was really good. Hope I’m not alone! :]

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