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Jalapeno Margarita with a spicy salt rim.

Spicy Jalapeño Margaritas

Delicious combo of sweet and spicy with homemade jalapeño simple syrup and spicy salt. The recipe for a pitcher!
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Keywordalcohol, cocktail, jalapeno
Prep Time5 minutes
Jalapeño Syrup30 minutes
Servings4 servings


Jalapeño Syrup (makes 1 cup- enough for 16 margaritas)

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ jalapeño

Spicy Salt (makes ½ cup rimming salt)

  • ½ cup salt
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

Jalapeño Margarita (makes 4 margaritas)

  • 1 cup tequila
  • ¾ cup lime juice
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup jalapeño simple syrup


Jalapeño Simple Syrup

  • In a small saucepan over medium heat stir together the water and sugar.
  • Add the jalapeño and bring to a gentle simmer. Continue simmering, stirring occasionally for 30 minutes.
  • Let it cool down completely and pour into an airtight container.

Spicy Salt

  • Stir together all the ingredients until everything is well incorporated.
  • To rim the glass, rub a lime wedge over the border of the glass and dip into the spicy salt until the whole border is coated.

To Make Spicy Margaritas:

  • In a pitcher combine the tequila, lime juice, orange juice and jalapeño simple syrup.
  • Add the ice, lime wedges and jalapeño slices and stir. Set aside.
  • Rim the glasses with the spicy salt and fill with the margaritas. Serve immediately.