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Jalapeno Margarita Recipe

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The perfect spicy Jalapeno Margarita Recipe is great for any occasion. Filled with tequila, jalapenos, lime juice, and orange juice. Make this recipe for one and enjoy with your favorite appetizer.

spicy margarita in a glass with jalapeno, lime, and cloth napkin

Happy Monday! Hope you’re enjoying what you can of this summer and indulging in plenty of refreshing cocktails or mocktails. 

Today for Margarita Monday I will be sharing a recipe for a margarita that is both spicy and delicious. It is made with jalapeno juice and a slice or two of jalapeno for garnish to make this drink the right amount of spice. To add an extra layer of flavor you may coat the rim in a layer of salt, sugar, or chili lime seasoning for a little something extra. Better yet why not use sugar and chili lime seasoning for some extreme flavor overload. 

This is sure to be your new favorite margarita recipe. This particular recipe is for one individual serving, but feel free to double or triple the recipe to share with friends as you see fit. 

What ingredients for this spicy margarita recipe?

ingredients needed for the spicy margarita in small bowls

  1. Tequila
  2. Lime (juice and wedge)
  3. Orange juice 
  4. Maple syrup
  5. Jalapeno (juice and slices)

How to make a jalapeno margarita:

Begin the recipe by using a cocktail shaker or jar with a lid to combine together the tequila, lime juice, orange juice, jalapeno juice, and maple syrup together. Place the top on the shaker and carefully shake for 10 to 15 seconds. 

jar with ingredients for margarita in it

Grab your favorite glass and rub the rim with a slice of lime for the lime juice. Rub this part of the glass in salt, sugar, or Tajin seasonings until the rim of the glass is completely covered. Add ice into the glass. 

close up side view spicy margarita with lime wedges in a small white bowl

Strain the mixture from the shaker into the glass. Top with jalapeno slices and a lime wedge for garnish. Serve and enjoy!

jalapeno margarita in a glass with jalapeno slices and lime

Tips to make the best spicy margarita recipe:

  • Use fresh lime juice for this recipe. Three tablespoons are approximately the juice of 1 1/2 small limes. 
  • For the jalapeno juice and slices, use pickled jalapenos that come in a jar. You may also use the juice and fresh jalapeno slices if you prefer. 
  • Rim the glass with Tajin, chili lime seasoning for an extra layer of flavor. If you prefer to use salt, use coarse sea salt or kosher salt. For a sweet yet spicy margarita, rim the glass with sugar. 
  • If this margarita is too strong in terms of alcohol, adjust to your preference or allow the ice to melt a little before drinking to dilute. You may also add additional orange juice to the drink if it is still too strong. 

close up side view jalapeno margarita with jalapeno slices

overhead view jalapeno margarita in a glass with jalapeno slices and lime

Jalapeno Margarita Recipe

The perfect spicy Jalapeno Margarita Recipe is great for any occasion. Filled with tequila, jalapenos, lime juice, and orange juice. Make this recipe for one and enjoy with your favorite appetizer.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spicy margarita
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Servings: 1
Calories: 188kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 1/2 ounce orange juice
  • 2 teaspoon jalapeno juice
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • chili lime seasoning blend, such as Tajin, salt, or sugar to rim the glass (optional)
  • ice
  • 1 small lime wedge
  • 2 jalapeno slices

Instructions

  • Begin the recipe by using a cocktail shaker or jar with a lid to combine together the 2 ounces tequila, 3 tablespoons lime juice, 1 1/2 ounce orange juice, 2 teaspoons jalapeno juice, and 1 teaspoon maple syrup together.
  • Place the top on the shaker and carefully shake for 10 to 15 seconds. 
  • Grab your favorite glass and rub the rim with a slice of lime for the lime juice. Rub this part of the glass in salt, sugar, or Tajin seasonings until the rim of the glass is completely covered.
  • Add ice into the glass. 
  • Strain the mixture from the shaker into the glass. Top with 2 jalapeno slices and 1 lime wedge for garnish. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • Use fresh lime juice for this recipe. Three tablespoons are approximately the juice of 1 1/2 small limes. 
  • For the jalapeno juice and slices, use pickled jalapenos that come in a jar. You may also use the juice and fresh jalapeno slices if you prefer. 
  • Rim the glass with Tajin, chili lime seasoning for an extra layer of flavor. If you prefer to use salt, use coarse sea salt or kosher salt. For a sweet yet spicy margarita, rim the glass with sugar. 
  • If this margarita is too strong in terms of alcohol, adjust to your preference or allow the ice to melt a little before drinking to dilute. You may also add additional orange juice to the drink if it is still too strong. 

Nutrition

Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 170mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Iron: 1mg
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side view hand holding glass with jalapeno margarita in it

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