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Spicy Margarita

photo credit: Tim Nusog.

While the rest of humanity sucks back sickly sweet blender bombs this Cinco de Mayo, find your way to a more serious drink. Muddled jalapeño adds a spicy edge to the baked agave flavors of reposado tequila for a Margarita that’s fit for the fifth of May—or any other day of the year.


  • 1 1/2 ounces reposado tequila
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec
  • 1/2 ounce agave syrup
  • 2 jalapeño coins (seeds removed)
  • Garnish: lime wedge
  • Garnish: salt


  1. At the bottom of a cocktail shaker, muddle the jalapeño coins with agave syrup.

  2. Pour the remaining ingredients into shaker, fill with ice, and shake until chilled.

  3. Strain into a salt-rimmed rocks glass filled with fresh ice.

  4. Garnish with a lime wedge.