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Spicy Orange and Jalapeño Margarita

Prep5 mins
Total5 mins
Servings4
Spicy margaritas are a favorite of mine. This Spicy Orange and Jalapeño Margarita packs a real punch. Read on to grow your mixologist repertoire.
Author: Courtney Paige

Equipment

  • 4 glasses
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Cocktail measuring cup
  • Cocktail stirrer
  • Muddler
  • Small bowl
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife

Ingredients

  • 12 oz orange sparkling water
  • 6 oz jalapeño tequila, can use regular
  • 6 oz triple sec, or other orange liqueur
  • 2 large oranges
  • 2 jalapeños
  • 1 lime
  • sea salt
  • ice

Instructions

  • If you plan to infuse your tequila, chop one of your jalapeños and add it to the bottle for 2 – 7 days and store in the freezer. The longer you infuse it, the spicier it will be. You can also use an already infused tequila. If you don’t  want too much spice, just use regular tequila.
  • Dump some of your sea salt into a bowl big enough to dip your glasses in and slice your lime. Rim each glass with your lime slice and dip them in the salt. 
  • Wash and slice your oranges and your other jalapeño. Place an orange slice and a few jalapeño slices in your glasses and muddle.
  • Fill your glasses with ice.
  • Measure and pour tequila and triple sec in a cocktail shaker. Stir. 
  • Measure and pour in orange sparkling water. Stir. NOTE: Do NOT shake. If you do, the carbonation will make your drink explode everywhere.
  • Pour into glasses and then garnish with dried oranges, fresh jalapeño, or whatever your heart desires.
  • Drink up!

Notes

The longer you infuse your tequila, the spicier it will be. If you don't like spice, feel free to use regular tequila.
Use 6 oz each of orange juice and club soda instead of 12 oz orange sparkling water to tone down your drink.
When you add your orange sparkling water to the cocktail shaker, stir, NOT SHAKE! If you shake, your cocktail will explode everywhere.
This recipe makes 4 cocktails. If you want to make one, divide each ingredient amount by 4. You could also make a batch and store to enjoy during the week.