Spicy Jalapeño Margaritas


Elevate your cocktail experience with these Spicy Jalapeño Margaritas. This daring twist on the classic margarita combines the traditional citrusy sweetness with a fiery kick from fresh jalapeños. It's a perfect balance of heat and refreshment, ideal for those who love a little spice in their sip.

Spicy Jalapeño Margaritas: A Zesty Twist on a Classic

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes (plus time for infusing, if desired)

Number of Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 2 margaritas
  • Serving Size: 1 glass (approximately 150 ml or 5 ounces)


  • 120 ml (4 ounces) tequila
  • 60 ml (2 ounces) fresh lime juice
  • 30 ml (1 ounce) orange liqueur (like Triple Sec or Cointreau)
  • 15 ml (1/2 ounce) agave syrup or simple syrup
  • 1 small jalapeño, thinly sliced
  • Ice cubes
  • Salt and lime wedges for rimming the glasses
  • Additional jalapeño slices and lime wedges for garnish

Method of Preparation

  1. If you prefer infused tequila, place half of the jalapeño slices in a jar with the tequila and let it sit for 1-4 hours. Strain out the jalapeños.
  2. Rim the glasses with lime and dip in salt.
  3. In a shaker, combine the infused (or plain) tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur, agave syrup, and a few jalapeño slices. Add ice and shake well.
  4. Strain into the prepared glasses filled with ice.
  5. Garnish with extra jalapeño slices and a lime wedge.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Adjust the number of jalapeño slices to control the spiciness.
  • Use fresh lime juice for the best flavor.
  • Chill the glasses beforehand for an extra refreshing experience.


  • Can I make this drink non-alcoholic? Yes, substitute the tequila and orange liqueur with non-alcoholic versions or use a mix of limeade and club soda.
  • How long can I infuse the tequila? For a stronger jalapeño flavor, infuse for up to 24 hours, but monitor the spiciness.
  • Can I make a pitcher of this margarita? Absolutely! Multiply the ingredients based on the number of servings and mix in a pitcher.