spicy jalapeno margaritas

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Happy weekend! I just wanted to pop in for a minute and share this easy recipe for the spicy margaritas we served at our margarita party a few weeks ago. They were such a big hit –  tart, smooth, not too sweet, and most importantly – spicy. The perfect refreshing cocktail for one last summer party!

photos #1 and #3 by Chris Perez of Citygram Magazine

jalapeño margaritas

Yield: party size - fills 1 pitcher

jalapeño margaritas

Ingredients

  • 3 cups good (plain) tequila
  • 1 cup Grand Marnier
  • 1.5 cups fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup simple syrup (or sub agave syrup to taste)
  • ice
  • lime & jalapeño slices for garnish
  • salt for the glasses, optional
  • jalapeño infused tequila:
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 1/2 a sliced jalapeño

Instructions

  1. Make the jalapeño tequila. Add the jalapeño to the tequila and let it sit at room temp for a few hours or up to a day.
  2. Remove jalapeños and pour into a small serving glass. Serve on the side so guests can add as much or little spice as they like.
  3. Mix together the margarita ingredients.
  4. Add a few drops of the spicy tequila, to taste, to finished margaritas. (it's very spicy - start with less, you can always add more)
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adapted from grandmarnier.com

12 comments

  1. Quyen from liveitinerantly.com on said:

    I love the idea of infusing the alcohol. I guess you could expand on that idea and add fresh herbs like mint or basil and ginger!
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    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      what great ideas!

  2. Crista from peacelovequinoa.com on said:

    what a great way for me to use all of the jalapenos growing in my garden…… :)

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      I’ve had so many too – I made lots of infused oils as well as infused alcohol :)

  3. I’m a huge sucker for spicy cocktails — this is so tempting!!

  4. So glad you shared this recipe! I’ve been craving one since you shared the photos from your event. x

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      ha, they’re so good!

  5. Kathryn from londonbakes.com on said:

    Love margaritas and totally love the spiciness of these. Perfect!

  6. I LOVE jalapeno margaritas! I think it’s time to make a batch of jalapeno infused tequila!