Jalapeno Margarita Recipe
A jalapeno margarita recipe made with jalapeno-infused tequila, freshly squeezed lime juice, and agave nectar. Tasty, spicy, and refreshing. Very easy to make!
Who’s in the mood for a spicy cocktail? I am! We’re serving up spicy jalapeño margaritas today, my friends, and they’re incredibly delicious. They’re also quite refreshing. It’s hard to go wrong with a good sicy jalapeño margarita when you’re in the mood for spirits.
We were contacted recently by Tanteo Spirits LLC, asking if we’d like to sample some of their tequila that is infused with jalapeno peppers. But of course! Jalapeno infused tequila is a no-brainer for Chili Pepper Madness.
Patty is a talented mixologist and prepared this particular recipe, which we enjoyed by the water.
About the Tequila
We think you’ll enjoy Tanteos jalapeño infused tequila. When you first open the bottle, you’re greeted with the aroma of fresh cut jalapeno peppers and that distinctive tequila blast.
The flavor of the jalapeno peppers is just as fresh and it really stands out against the citrus.
Patty brought along her juicer and made a delicious blend of citrus fruits we picked up from the local farmers market over the weekend – lemon, lime, orange, and grapefruit.
We’re fortunate to have all this fresh fruit on hand right now.
Let’s mix up some margaritas, shall we? It’s extremely easy. No need to make a simple syrup. It’s all mixing, shaking and pouring.
Ingredients You’ll Need
- 2 ounces silver tequila (or use Tanteo Jalapeno Tequila for more pronounced jalapeno flavor)
- 4 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice – about 2 small limes. Be sure to use fresh lime juice! Not bottled.
- 1 teaspoon agave nectar (or more to taste)
- 1/2 jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced
- FOR SERVING
- Extra jalapeno slices
- Lime wedges
- Salt and lime wedge to rim the glass
Jalapeno Margarita Recipe – Let’s Make It!
First, combine the tequila, lime juice, agave nectar and jalapeno slices in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice. Shake vigorously. Give it a good 30 seconds of shaking to really infused that tequila. Shake longer if you’d like even more flavor.
Fill the margarita glass with ice to chill it. Discard the ice.
Rub a lime wedge around the top of your margarita glass, then dip it into salt. The lime juice will help the salt stick. It helps to pour the salt into a small plate first, then dip the glass.
Strain the liquid into the margarita glass.
Garnish with a lime wedge and extra jalapeño slices, if desired.
Great for Cinco de Mayo!
Recipe Tips & Notes
- Salt Rim. Try your jalapeno margarita with a salted rim. Just dip the top of the glass into salt after you’ve rimmed it with lime juice. The lime juice helps it stick!
- Triple Sec. Triple sec is a popular addition to making homemade margaritas. Consider adding in a bit if you love it.
The Ultimate Jalapeno Margarita – Truly
Let us know what you think of the recipe! Hopefully you can enjoy it outside by the pool or along the ocean, but hey, anywhere is good for a jalapeno margarita.
We’ve enjoying this very simple yet tasty recipe for years. It is always a hit at every single party. They don’t last very long.
If you like this recipe, you might also like my Spicy Margarita Recipe made with blackberry and habanero peppers.
Use this as a base recipe to try other margarita cocktails! Mix in other ingredients! I hope you like your spicy jalapeno margarita!
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Citrus Jalapeno Margarita Recipe
- 2 oz. silver tequila (or use Tanteo Jalapeno Tequila for more pronounced jalapeno flavor)
- 4 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice - about 2 small limes
- 1 teaspoon Agave Nectar (or more to taste)
- 1/2 jalapeno pepper thinly sliced
- FOR SERVING Extra jalapeno slices Lime wedges Salt and lime wedge to rim the glass
- First, combine the tequila, lime juice, agave nectar and jalapeno slices in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Give it a good 30 seconds of shaking to really infused that tequila. Shake longer if you'd like even more flavor.
- Rub a lime wedge around the top of your margarita glass, then dip it into salt. The lime juice will help the salt stick. It helps to pour the salt into a small plate first, then dip the glass.
- Strain the liquid into the margarita glass.
- Garnish with a lime wedge and extra jalapeno slices, if desired.