If you are looking for a Spicy Margarita recipe you are in the right place. Out of all of the margarita variations, the spicy Margarita is by far my favorite.
The key to the Spicy Margarita’s heat is the crisp, fresh, and spicy jalapeños, which are muddled in the before adding the tequila and additional ingredients.
Simply add two jalapeño coins, with the seeds removed and voila you now have a spicy cocktail, and if you love heat add a third jalapeño coin, or fourth.
This spicy cocktail is just what you need to spice up your summer!
The Best Tequila for Making Margaritas
When it comes to choosing the best tequila for margaritas, look for one that says 100% de agave or puro de agave.
The tequila brands labeled tequila mixto or oro have been cut with an inferior natural cane spirit. Not only will the flavor be less complex, but it’s probably made with artificial coloring, too.
Here are my 9 favorite tequila brands to make a spicy Margarita.
- Teremana Blanco Tequila
- Exotico Blanco Tequila
- Patron Silver
- Don Julio Blanco
- Casa Noble Tequila Crystal
- Espolon Blanco
- Cazodores Tequila Reposado
- 1800 Silver Tequila
- Herradura Silver
- 1 lime wedge
- 2 jalapeño coins, thinly sliced and seeds removed
- 1 oz Triple sec
- 2 ounces Blanco tequila
- 1/2 ounce orange liqueur or orange juice
- 1-ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
- 1/2 ounce agave syrup
- Garnish: salt rim
- Garnish: jalapeño coin
Rub the rim of a rock glass with a lime wedge, dip the rim in salt to coat, and set aside.
Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes.
Add the jalapeño coins to a shaker and gently muddle.
Add the Blanco tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, and agave syrup, plus ice, and shake the hell out of it until well-chilled or the shaker is frosty.
Strain into the prepared glass over fresh ice.
Garnish with a line of wedges and thinly sliced jalapeños.
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