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spicy margarita

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Kitchen Crew
By Kitchen Crew

Tequila’s a natural pairing for spicy chili peppers, and the margarita is a drink that could use a bit of heat at times. If you like a little spice in your life, then the Spicy Margarita is a cocktail recipe you’ll want to pursue. Pick up at least a mid-range blanco tequila; for an upgrade, this drink is fabulous with an aged reposado. For the orange liqueur, a brandy-based option like Grand Marnier adds richness, but a top-shelf triple sec like Cointreau is nice as well. Fresh lime juice is simply non-negotiable. Make these by the pitcher for a party or just another afternoon on the porch.

(1 rating)
yield 1 drink(s)
prep time 5 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For spicy margarita

  • lime wedge, for rimming
  • sea salt and/or Tajin, to rim
  • 1
    jalapeño pepper, sliced and seeded, divided
  • 1 Tbsp
    agave nectar
  • 2 oz
    blanco (silver) tequila
  • 1/2 oz
    orange liqueur
  • 1 oz
    freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 1 large lime)
  • ice
  • jalapeño slices, to garnish

How To Make spicy margarita

  • rim glass
    To rim the glass: Rub a lime wedge around the rim of a rocks glass or tumbler, then dip or roll it in a small dish of salt or a mixture of salt and Tajin.
  • muddle jalepeno with agave nectar
    Gently muddle 2 - 4 jalapeño slices with the agave nectar in a cocktail shaker.
  • tequila, liqueur, lime juice, and ice added
    Add the tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice. Fill with ice.
  • Pour over fresh ice
    Shake well. Strain into the rimmed glass over fresh ice.
  • finished cocktail with garnish
    Garnish with extra jalapeño slices.