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Spicy Jalapeno Margarita

Spicy Jalapeno Margarita

Add a kick to margarita with the additional of jalapeño infused brown sugar simple syrup.
Yield: makes one, multiply as needed
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: spicy margarita, jalapeno margarita, jalapeno syrup, spicy brown sugar syrup
Servings: 1
Author: Maryanne Cabrera


  • 1 ½ oz tequila
  • ½ oz Grand Marnier, or similar orange cognac liqueur
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 oz jalapeno syrup

Jalapeno Syrup:

  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 small jalapeno, sliced, seeds included


  • Moisten rim of serving glass and invert onto a plate of coarse salt to coat.
  • Partially fill serving glass with ice. Add a few jalapeno slices. Pour tequila, Grand Marnier, lime juice, and jalapeno syrup. Stir to combine. Garnish with lime slices.

Jalapeno Syrup:

  • Place water, brown sugar, and sliced jalapeno in a small sauce pot. Set over medium heat and cook until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and let jalapeno steep for 15 minutes (or longer for more potent flavor and spice). Strain jalapeno and let syrup cool to room temperature. Transfer syrup to an airtight container and store in the fridge until ready to use. Syrup keeps for up to 2 weeks.
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