Spicy Jalapeno Margarita is an easy homemade recipe to enjoy the best sweet and spicy cocktail around. Choose your favorite version - skinny, muddled with fruit, traditional, or a shortcut hack to make a spicy margarita in a jiffy!
1 ½ouncesour mix,(see recipe notes for other options)
coarse salt,for glass rims
If you like a salt-rimmed glass, use a lime slice to wipe around the top of the glass and then turn over onto a plate filled with course salt. Fill glass with ice.
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and add a few cubes of ice. (If you don't have a cocktail shaker, muddle the jalapenos at the bottom of the glass and stir in other ingredients.)
Shake cocktail shaker vigorously and strain into prepared glass. Garnish glass with lime slice.
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Frozen Jalapeno Margaritas
It is possible to make a frozen version, but there is a word of caution.Instead of shaking the jalapeno to release the juices, it will be blended, which can really amp up the spiciness. To tame the flavor, halve the jalapeno and remove the seeds, which is the source of a lot of its heat. Also, add less jalapeno than you would if you were just shaking or muddling it into the drink.
Spicy Margarita Pitcher
This will yield about 6-12 drinks, depending on the size of the glass.
1 jalapeno, sliced
2 cups tequila
2/3 cup lime juice (about 5-7 limes)
2/3 cup triple sec
2 cups sour mix
First muddle the jalapeno at the bottom of a pitcher. Add the other ingredients, mix well, and add ice. Serve with glasses of ice, rimmed with salt, and additional lime wedges.
More Tips for Making the Best Margarita
For an extremely quick and easy jalapeno margarita use Limeade Margarita recipe, muddling jalapenos at the bottom of the glass.
Make a Skinny Spicy Margarita by replacing sour mix with freshly squeezed orange juice and sweetening with a low carb sweetener.
Rim the glass with coarse salt mixed with one of these spices to salt to amp up flavor - Tajin, chili powder, or cayenne pepper.
Make flavored versionsby muddling pineapple, strawberry, watermelon, mango, cucumber, or fresh herbs, such as cilantro, basil, or lemon verbena, with the jalapenos.