Jalapeno Margarita

Colleen Graham
Tequila, Lime Juice, Jalapeno Pepper, Grand Marnier (orange liqueur), Orange Bitters, Agave Nectar
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This Jalapeno Margarita is a beauty and a classic. What spicy meal is complete without the cocktail to match it, Scoville for Scoville? Let’s be real: water is for weaklings.

In all honesty, though, the heat of this drink is subtle. Tempered with the mellow flavor of the cask-aged reposado tequila and the sweetness of Grand Marnier and agave nectar, the tastiness of this margarita is wonderfully complimented by a light, simmering spice. The white part of the pepper, which contains most of the capsaicin, is left out of this recipe; so if you want to get creative and find a way to incorporate it, more power to you. You might also try using multiple jalapeno peppers instead of just one, or see how a different type of tequila will affect the taste. This fun, fiery take on a classic cocktail opens plenty of doors for experimentation!  

Serves: 1  |  Total Time: 5 min.

Ingredients for Jalapeno Margarita

  • 1 1/2 oz Tequila
  • 1 oz fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 muddled Jalapeno Pepper
  • 1/2 oz Grand Marnier (orange liqueur)
  • splash Orange Bitters
  • splash Agave Nectar

Cooking Instructions

View the full cooking instructions for Jalapeno Margarita on TheSpruceEats.com

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