Spicy Jalapeño Margarita Recipe
spicy jalapeño margarita

What sounds better than a spicy jalapeño margarita? Seriously, with a rare trifecta of sweet, salty, and spicy, this cocktail nearly covers then entire spectrum of flavors. Ok, ok, maybe no sour or umami flavors, but who’s keeping score? After-all, you don’t want to overdue it.

With just the right blend of flavors, this spicy jalapeño margarita recipe leaves nothing to be desired. Except, of course, for another round of this delicious Mexican classic. Sure, you may’ve had a margarita before, probably even a spicy margarita but trust us, you haven’t had this genius jalapeñ0-based version. The flavor of this popular pepper mixes magically with the rest of the ingredients that make up the always reliable margarita.

So go on, assemble the necessary ingredients listed below and start shaking this drink into fruition. It’s short and sweet and salty and of course… spicy.

Spicy Jalapeño Margarita Recipe

IngredientsSpicy Jalapeño Margarita Recipe

  • 1 Bar Spoon of Small Axe Red Hot Jalapeño Hot Sauce
  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 3 tablespoons of lime juice (about 1 large or 1.5 small lime)
  • 1 tablespoon of orange juice (about a half of a small/medium orange)
  • 1.5 teaspoons light agave nectar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 jalapeño pepper cut into thin, round slices (if you’re feeling it, use more for more spice)
  • Salt
  • Lime Wedge
  • Ice


1) Make sure to rim the glass. How? First pour a layer of salt onto a plate. Next, rub a lime wedge around the edge of your margarita glass to add moisture. Dip the rim of the glass into the salt so that it sticks all around the edges.
2) Now it’s time for the spicy jalapeño margarita ingredients. Start by filling a small cocktail shaker with ice. Then add the appropriate amounts of tequila, Small Axe Red Hot Jalapeño Hot Sauce, lime juice, orange juice, agave, and jalapeno slices. Tightly close and shake vigorously for 30 seconds (it’s longer than you think). Strain into the rimmed glass. Enjoy immediately, garnished with lime wedges and additional jalapeno slices.

What’s The Spicy Jalapeño Margarita’s Secret Sauce?

And what separates this spicy jalapeño margarita from the rest? Well, that’s the Small Axe Red Hot Jalapeño Hot Sauce of course. A fusion of zest from that hangs with the best, this jalapeño-based sauce will adds the perfect touch of heat and flavor to make this drink something special. Oh and thanks to the jalapeños, this spicy concoction has some health benefits. Oh, and if you’re looking to compliment it with some a nice Mexican dish food, try this delicious enchiladas recipe.