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Spicy Margaritas

This jalapeño Spicy Margarita recipe is for when you’re feeling a little feisty. Made with tequila, fresh lime juice, orange juice, and a sassy slice of jalapeño, this kicked-up version of a classic marg will transport you to a sunny, beachy place.

The Ingredients

  • Tequila. Country songs have been written about it for a reason. Tequila helps the margarita taste refreshing and crisp. Use blanco (silver) tequila for a mild flavor, reposada (rested) for a stronger flavor, and anjeo (aged) for the strongest flavor.

Not a fan of tequila? Try a jalapeño margarita with vodka instead.

  • Lime Juice. USE FRESH! Bottled lime juice will give you a stale-tasting marg.

  • Orange Juice. A special addition that adds bright, citrusy flavor.

  • Agave. A touch of sweetness to balance the spicy and smooth out the tequila. I prefer my margaritas on the tart/less sweet side, so if you like your sweeter, feel free to add a little more.

  • Jalapeño. The secret to this margarita’s signature spice. It gives the drink the kick it needs without requiring you to call the fire department after every sip.

  • Salt + Lime Wedge. Salting the rims creates a beautiful (and tasty!) presentation. If you’d like to serve your margaritas with salted rims, make sure to use kosher salt, sea salt, or margarita salt. Do NOT use table salt, as it will taste too salty and slightly metallic.

The Directions

  1. Rim the glass and fill it with ice (you also can serve your margarita up. Warning: it will be STRONG).

  2. Add the margarita ingredients and ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake for 30 seconds, then strain into the glass. ENJOY!

This is a wonderful summer drink. Try this out and let us know what you think!

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