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Jalapeno margarita

Best Jalapeno Margarita


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Heat up your cocktail repertoire with this spicy jalapeno margarita recipe! Crisp and tart, it’s got just the right kick. Perfect for sipping or with tacos.


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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) tequila blanco or reposado*
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) Cointreau
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons (3/4 ounce) fresh lime juice
  • 3 to 4 jalapeño pepper slices
  • Kosher salt or flaky sea salt, for the rim
  • For the garnish: Lime wedge, more jalapeño slices

Instructions

  1. Slice the jalapeño pepper into 3 to 4 thin slices. If you prefer a more subtle heat, remove the seeds.* (Wash your hands well afterward.)
  2. Cut a notch in a lime wedge, then run the lime around the rim of a glass. Dip the edge of the rim into a plate of flaky sea salt (or for a festive look, use our Margarita Salt).
  3. Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with 4 ice cubes and shake until cold. (At this point you can take a taste and adjust the spice level if you’d like.)
  4. Strain the margarita into the glass with the salted rim. Fill the glass with ice and serve.

Notes

*We used 3 slices with the seeds in for a medium spicy drink. Remember that jalapeno peppers can vary in heat! Feel free to customize the number of slices and seeds based on your own preference.

  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails

Keywords: Jalapeno Margarita