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Spicy Margarita

spicy margarita cocktail
Image: / Tim Nusog

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


  1. Rub the rim of a rocks glass with a lime wedge, dip in salt to coat and set aside.

  2. Add the jalapeño coins into a shaker and gently muddle.

  3. Add remaining ingredients and ice and shake until well-chilled.

  4. Strain into prepared glass over fresh ice.

  5. Garnish with a jalapeño coin.