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Chili Infused Tequila Recipe - How to Infuse Tequila with Chili Peppers

Learn how to make spicy tequila, like jalapeno infused tequila, by steeping peppers in tequila. Great for making fun, spicy cocktails for your next fiesta.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: alcohol, cocktail, drink, tequila
Servings: 16
Calories: 87kcal


  • 16 ounces alcohol Use vodka, tequila, bourbon or whisky, gin, moonshine, or your own favorite type.
  • 3 chili peppers Medium Sized. Use jalapeno peppers for milder heat serrano pepeprs for mid-level heat, habanero peppers for hot, or ghost peppers or hotter for a truly hot and spicy alcohol.


  • Always choose the freshest chili peppers for your infusions. Dried chili peppers also work great. Wash the peppers and slit them lengthwise so they do not float. You can also chop them into smaller pieces for a stronger infusion. Habanero peppers are ideal for infusions as they pack a great deal of heat and flavor, but you can realistically use any type of chili pepper, like the fabulous jalapeno or the smoky chipotle pepper.
  • Slice the chili peppers and drop them down the neck of the bottle you wish to infuse. You may need to make a bit of room. The amount of chili peppers will depend on your preference, though you can use anywhere from 1 chili peppers for a milder infusion to a dozen for a flavor blast. 2 to 3 peppers are typical. The chili peppers will eventually sink and your infused alcohol will be ready for consumption in 3 to 4 weeks.


Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1738IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg