How to Make a DAMN GOOD Easy Spicy Margarita
*Spoiler Alert: This easy spicy margarita recipe is freaking DE-LIC-IOUS!!!
Have You Tried a Jalapeño Margarita on the Rocks?
If not, you are in for a treat!
What I love about a good spicy margarita is that they aren’t too sugary sweet (like some cocktails can be). And they aren’t too spicy to enjoy. Basically Goldilocks had the right idea, they are juuuuuust right. YUM!
Tell the Truth: Is this Easy Spicy Margarita Recipe Really “Easy” to Make?
Yup! This recipe is so freaking easy. In fact, I guarantee it’s so easy to make that you won’t ever need to use a margarita mix again. Never.
Annnnd once you’ve learned how to make this yummy and (did I mention) easy spicy margarita recipe, whipping up a traditional margarita from scratch will seem like child’s play.
So throw out all your margarita mixes because really they are holding you back from being great.
Let’s get to mixing. So we can get to sipping!
The DAMN GOOD Easy Spicy Margarita Recipe
Serving Size: 1 Cocktail
***recipe can be doubled or multiplied to serve in a pitcher***
Kosher salt (fine)
2 oz (good quality) Tequila
1 oz Triple sec
1/2 Lime, seeded and juiced
1/2 Tablespoon agave nectar
1/4 to 1/2 Jalapeño pepper, cut into thin, round slices (use more for additional kick and spice)
Splash of OJ, freshly squeezed
1 lime, cut into wedges (garnish)
Rim the glass: Pour a thin layer of salt onto a small plate. Take a lime wedge and coat the rim of a rocks glass to moisten it. Then dip the rim of the glass in the salt, rotating until coated. Fill the glass with ice and set aside.
Make the spicy margarita with jalapeño: Fill a cocktail shaker half way with ice cubes. Add tequila, triple sec, lime juice, agave nectar, jalapeño slices and a splash of orange juice. Close tightly and shake (like HELL) vigorously until the outside of the metal shaker becomes foggy or frosty. Strain into the iced salt rimmed glass. Garnish with lime wedges, jalapeño slices and cilantro (if you want to get extra jazzy) and serve.
Thanks so much for stopping by and having drink with me. I hope you love this easy spicy margarita recipe as much as I do. As a cocktail aficionado, jalapeño margaritas sit towards the top of my list when it comes to my favorite summertime cocktails. Feel free to leave a comment below if you’ve tried this spicy margarita recipe or have any questions.
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