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Spicy Jalapeno Margaritas

Spicy Jalapeño Margaritas

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a refreshing Spicy Jalapeño Margarita! I make mine by muddling fresh jalapeño and shaking it with tequila, cointreau, lime juice and vanilla syrup!
Course Drinks & Adult Beverages
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword adult beverage, cinco de mayo, cocktail, drink, jalapeño, margarita, tequila
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 2 servings
Calories 570
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 1 jalapeños plus more for garnish (see notes)
  • 4 ounces lime juice
  • 4 ounces tequila blanco
  • 2 ounces [vanilla simple syrup] or use agave
  • 1 ounce cointreau
  • ice
  • lime wedges for rim and garnish
  • margarita salt for rim
  • coarse sugar for rim


  • Place sugar and salt on a small plate. Wet the lip of 2 glasses with a wedge of lime and dip into the sugar and salt. Fill each glass to the top with ice and set off to the side.
  • Add desired jalapeños into a cocktail shaker and muddle. ( I prefer 1/2 a jalapeno) The more jalapeños the spicier! If you don’t have a muddler, use the blunt end of a wooden spoon.
  • Next pour in 1/2 cup (or 4 ounces) both fresh squeezed lime juice and tequila blanco.
  • Then pour in 2 ounces vanilla syrup and 1 ounce cointreau. Add in a few handfuls of ice. Top the shaker with the strainer and cap before shaking well to combine.
  • Pour/strain the margarita among thetwo glasses. Garnish with a lime wedge and jalapeño half or slices.
  • As always, drink responsibly.


Make sure you use a spicy jalapenos. Sometimes jalapenos have very little to no heat to them.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 570kcal | Carbohydrates: 104g | Sodium: 543mg | Sugar: 101g