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Jalapeño Margarita

Things are getting spicy! Today on the blog we are making a Jalapeño Margarita, an invigorating take on the traditional margarita. If you're wanting to spice things up, this recipe is for you!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword cocktail, ginger, jalapeño, margarita
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 drink
Calories 362kcal


  • 3-4 slices jalapeño
  • 3 slices fresh ginger root
  • 2 ounces tequila (I prefer blanco.)
  • 3/4 ounce orange liqueur (I prefer Cointreau.)
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 ounce simple syrup (My recipe is linked in the notes below.)
  • Ice


  • 2 tablespoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • Jalapeño slices and a lime wedge


  • Start by preparing the glass. On a plate, mix together sea salt and lime zest. I recommend mixing it together with your fingers so you can pinch and crush the two together.
  • Then, run a lime wedge around the rim of the glass. Dip the glass into the salt and lime zest mixture. Set aside.
  • The next step is to prepare the margarita mix. Add a few pieces of jalapeño and ginger to the bottom of a cocktail shaker; then pour in simple syrup. (My recipe for simple syrup is linked in the notes section below.)
  • Use a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon to smash the jalapeño and ginger root into the simple syrup.
  • Next, add ice to the cocktail shaker and pour in tequila, orange liquor, and lime juice. Shake vigorously.
  • Add a few more ice cubes to the prepared glass. Then strain the margarita mixture into the glass.
  • Garnish with a few jalapeño slices and a wedge of lime.


You can find my recipe for simple syrup here. In that post, I've also included links to simple syrup that you can purchase.
*This amount of salt and lime zest mixture should be enough for 4-6 glasses.


Calories: 362kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13981mg | Potassium: 670mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 2911IU | Vitamin C: 327mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 2mg