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