I am a lover of a spicy cocktail and if you are too then this cocktail recipe is for you. Regular margaritas are great but adding a touch of heat takes it to the next level. Spicy jalapeno margaritas are perfect to have for taco Tuesday, cinco de mayo, or a happy hour at home. It has the perfect blend of sweet and heat from the jalapeno simple syrup that is used in this margarita. If you are a margarita lover then try this recipe and fall in love.
Jalapeno Margarita Ingredients
Fresh Lime Juice- This is the main ingredient that gives the classic margarita taste. You could also add some fresh orange juice if you wanted more of a sweet and citrus flavor.
Triple Sec- This is an orange liqueur used to make margaritas and other popular cocktails. Grand Marnier and Cointreau can be used as well.
Jalapeno Simple Syrup- This brings sweetness and flavor to the margarita. In this case, a jalapeno simple syrup is used and the star of the show. Agave syrup is another example of a sweetener for drinks. This can be made and used the next day.
Tequila- You can't have a margarita without tequila. I like a blanco tequila which is silver tequila. Its all on personal preference because there are different types of tequila, use your favorite good quality tequila.
Tajin- This is used to rim the drink glass and add a little heat. A mix of flaky kosher salt and chili powder can be used as well.
Let's Make A Spicy Margarita!
Add all the liquid ingredients to a cocktail shaker with some ice cubes. Shake vigorously to combine all the ingredients.
Next rub the rim of the glass with a lime wedge. Pour some tajin on a plate and twist the rim of your glass through it to coat.
Fill glass with ice and add a couple slices of fresh jalapenos. Pour margarita into glass.
Tortilla chips with salsa and guacamole is a good snack. You can never go wrong with tacos or fajitas.
Absolutely! It will further enhance the spicy flavor. Add jalapeño pepper to tequila in a jar at room temperature in a cabinet for at least a day and up to 3 days. Strain jalapenos and use your new jalapeño tequila.
Recipes You May Enjoy With Margaritas
Spicy Jalapeño Margarita
- 3 oz lime juice
- 2 oz tequila
- 1 oz triple sec
- 1 oz jalapeño simple syrup
- 1/4 jalapeno sliced, garnish
- tajin rim
- Add all liquid ingredients along with a couple cubes of ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake well to combine all ingredients.
- Rub the rim of the glass with a lime wedge. Pour some tajin on a plate and twist the rim of your glass through it to coat.
- Fill glass with ice and pour margarita into glass. Enjoy!