The Spicy Margarita succeeds where so many of its siblings seem to fail. That is to say, it refocuses the classic tequila cocktail without losing what’s essential to its success: that timeless blend of sweet, sour and earthy flavors. The key is to use fresh jalapeño. Two muddled coins, with seeds removed, yields a conservatively spicy drink. But for a spicier Spicy Margarita, throw in a third coin. It’s the perfect cocktail to fire up your summer.
- 1 wedge Lime
- 2 Jalapeño coins (seeds removed)
- 2 oz Blanco tequila
- 1 oz Fresh lime juice
- 1/2 oz Orange liqueur
- 1/2 oz Agave syrup
- Garnish: Salt rim
- Garnish: Jalapeño coin
Rub the rim of a rocks glass with a lime wedge, dip in salt to coat and set aside.
Add the jalapeño coins into a shaker and gently muddle.
Add remaining ingredients and ice and shake until well-chilled.
Strain into prepared glass over fresh ice.
Garnish with a jalapeño coin.