Spicy Jalapeño 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
 
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Serves: party size - fills 1 pitcher
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
  • ½ 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)

adapted from grandmarnier.com

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  1. Quyen from liveitinerantly.com
    09.14.2013

    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
      09.16.2013

      what great ideas!

  2. Crista from peacelovequinoa.com
    09.14.2013

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

    • jeanine
      09.16.2013

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

    • jeanine
      09.16.2013

      ha, they’re so good!

  3. Kathryn from londonbakes.com
    09.15.2013

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

  4. Vanessa
    07.06.2015

    I love jalapeño margaritas! I usually sub pinneapple juice for the simple syrup adding a little mineral water if I don’t want it too sweet! Perfect mix of hot and sweet!

  5. aqsa from cracksdll.com
    08.09.2017

    So satisfied you shared this recipe! I’ve been craving one because you shared the pix out of your event.

  6. Love margaritas and completely love the spiciness of these. perfect!

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