Ooooo a spicy margarita…sounds sexy! Not to disappoint you, but this is just a cocktail drink and not some wild new sex position that was featured in Cosmo (does that magazine still exist? I swear, it was the same stuff every single month!)
Anyway, if you read my last two blogs, you’ll be quite familiar with the ingredients in this spicy margarita. If you didn’t, thanks for the support…didn’t realize you were so slammed looking at IG while “working from home”. Kidding! But if you didn’t, you should check them out and maybe click on an ad if you’re feeling generous 😉
I’ve made this drink in the winter and now summer and feel like they match both seasons. It’s refreshing and has that ‘je ne sais quoi’ which makes it sound extra cultured and fancy. But for real, it is tasty and has a definite kick to it, depending on how much spice you add.
Funny story. I am not good with spice and I drank this spicy margarita and a piece of dehydrated jalapeño got in my throat. I thought I was going to die for 2-4 seconds. But then I was fine. I mean, it’s not a hilarious story, but the visual might elicit a chuckle or two.
Plus if you make these, you will look like a badass host. I’ve made them a few times and the recipients were impressed and they weren’t even that drunk! And if you’re all about the IG life, a post of one of these spicy margaritas will garner at least a few likes.
Spicy Margarita Recipe
I like to mix this in a cocktail shaker. If you don’t have one, that’s cool, you can just pour it straight into the glass and then stir.
Juice the limes for fresh lime juice. Do not use that shit in the green bottle unless you prefer to live a subpar life. I use about half a lime per drink and have one of those lime presses. After using the lime press, I use a spoon to scoop out the rest of the juice. There is like 10-20% juice still left so do this step and don’t be wasteful.
Use that used up lime to moisten the lip of the glass. You can do the entire rim (that’s what she said), but I personally prefer to do a thicker swoosh but only across ⅓ of the glass. I think it looks more boujee and I’m all about that. Pour the jalapeño salt on a flat plate and dip the moistened lime part of the glass into the salt. I like to gently press it on to maximize the jalapeño salt on the glass. If you don’t have the jalapeño salt, then it’s just a regular margarita, which is pretty delicious too. Just not as fancy.
Add ice into the shaker and the glass. Pour the jalapeño infused tequila, lime juice, Cointreau (can use Triple Sec or omit if you don’t have it) and simple syrup into the shaker. Give it a shake for 10 seconds or so. If you want to add some additional spice on top of the jalapeño infused tequila, you can either add a pinch of the jalapeño salt into the glass or shaker. Pour the mixture from the shaker into the glass.
Top up the drink with club soda. You don’t have to if you don’t want to, but I like the bubbles and makes it more refreshing rather than overly sour. Feel free to garnish with some lime wheels or wedges. A that’s a spicy margarita! This makes one drink, but feel free to increase it by however many you want to make.
Na zdrowie…or should I say, salud!