Drinks

Spicy Margarita

spicy margarita

People that know me very well know that I love jalapenos. In fact, I used to eat nachos with extra jalapenos everyday for breakfast when I was pregnant with Tilly! Hmm, maybe that’s why she’s developed such a fiery personality! And maybe that’s why I had horrible heartburn for 9 months, ha! The point is, I love adding jalapenos to almost anything! And muddled jalapenos are the key to this spicy margarita.

When I think of my favorite kind of margarita, I envision a spicy margarita with a kick. I want a crusty salted rim that has citrus notes to bring out the cool sip of tequila, lime, and agave while enhancing the heat and flavor from jalapenos. The finish from this spicy margarita leaves a slight zing on your tongue from that jalapeno heat.

A Spicy Margarita should bring you to the sandy beaches of Mexico with a glance and give both heat and cooling refreshment at the same time. This spicy margarita is a cool blend of muddled jalapenos, clear tequila and Cointreau, with a touch of agave nectar to sweeten it up a bit. The sandy rim is covered with citrus salt straight from the box of my Chef Ole Review.

Let’s get picante! That’s spicy in Spanish, for anyone else who barely passed Spanish class!

Clear Tequila

Whenever I make a margarita I always use clear tequila. Clear tequila is also known as silver, blanco, or white tequila. It is the purest form of tequila since it goes straight from the distillery to the bottle without any oak aging. This amplifies the agave flavor and is considered the best type of the five types of tequila for mixed drinks like margaritas. For you tequila lovers, check out, https://casablancamexican.com/understanding-differences-types-tequila/. For this spicy margarita, you can use any clear tequila of your choosing.

cointreau margarita

Cointreau

The other liquor I use for this Spicy Margarita is Cointreau. Note that Cointreau is a form of Triple Sec. If you check out the Cointreau website, you will see that they say the original margarita used Cointreau. In fact, they say that the original margarita was created in 1948 in Acapulco, Mexico.  It came from socialite, Margarita Sames, mixing drinks until she came up with her favorite blend.

Other legends of the creation of a margarita include one of Carlos “Danny” Herrero, who is said to have created a margarita in 1938 somewhere between Tijuana and Rosarito, Mexico for a dancer named Marjorie King. King was supposedly allergic to most spirits except for Tequila. Find more on that here, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margarita.

Most of these legends of the first margarita seem to include a woman who loved tequila. So being a time of strong women, this bold, fierce, and spicy margarita is just so fitting!

Making A Spicy Margarita

To make this spicy margarita, you will need a Cocktail Shaker. As you will see from my recipe video, I need a new one myself!

Let’s break down how to make this spicy Margarita!

Step 1: Take your glass and rub a lime slice along the rim to wet it with lime juice. Then crunch the rim into some salt that is spread out on a small plate. You can use any kind of  Margarita Salt. Fill it up with ice.

Step 2: Then you will use a  Cocktail Muddler to muddle up your sliced jalapenos. How spicy do you want to get here? Use 1/4 of your jalapeno for a little heat then go up to 1/2 for the full fiesta in your mouth. Muddling the jalapenos will release their juice, flavor, and spiciness.

Step 3. Use your cocktail shaker. Add freshly squeezed lime juice, Cointreau, tequila, and your muddled jalapenos. Shake it up!

Step 4. Pour over your ice, making sure to open up the mixer so that all of the jalapenos get into the spicy margarita so you actually have a spicy margarita!

Step 5: Enjoy your spicy margarita!

Jalapeno Margarita

Spicy Margarita

This Spicy Margarita has muddled jalapenos, Cointreau, clear tequila, and agave. Finished off with citrus salt, this is the best spicy margarita ever!

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces clear tequila
  • 1.5 ounces Cointreau
  • 1/2 of a jalapeno sliced then muddled
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1 teaspoon agave nectar add more as desired
  • lime slice for garnish
  • salt for garnish
  • ice for glass

Instructions

  1. Step 1: Take your glass and rub a lime slice along the rim to wet it with lime juice. Then crunch the rim into some salt that is spread out on a small plate. You can use any kind of  Margarita Salt. Fill it up with ice.

    Step 2: Then you will use a  Cocktail Muddler to muddle up your sliced jalapenos. How spicy do you want to get here? Use 1/4 of your jalapeno for a little heat then go up to 1/2 for the full fiesta in your mouth. Muddling the jalapenos will release their juice, flavor, and spiciness.

    Step 3. Use your cocktail shaker. Add freshly squeezed lime juice, Cointreau, tequila, and your muddled jalapenos. Shake it up!

    Step 4. Pour over your ice, making sure to open up the mixer so that all of the jalapenos get into the spicy margarita so you actually have a spicy margarita!

    Step 5: Enjoy your spicy margarita!

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