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Hand holding a glass of spicy margarita that is rimmed with salt, sliced jalapenos and a lime wedge garnish
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Spicy Margarita

A cocktail with a bit of a kick with a delicious blend of tequila, triple sec, lime juice, agave and jalapeno slices.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Beverages
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 240kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 3 oz. good quality tequila
  • 2 oz. triple sec
  • 1 lime - juiced
  • 6-8 jalapeno slices or more if you want it extra hot
  • 1 Tbsp agave nectar
  • Margarita salt optional
  • limes for salt rim and garnish


  • Prepare two cocktail glasses by running a lime around the rims and then dipping rim into a margarita salt, set aside.
  • In a cocktail mixer, fill halfway with ice and tequila, triple sec, juice from 1 lime, jalapeno slices, and agave nectar.
  • Shake for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until the outside of the shaker is chilled.
  • Strain the drink evenly between the two prepared glasses.
  • Top with fresh jalapeno slices and lime.


  • The best tequila to use in a margarita is a clear (or silver) one so pick your favorite! Since there's not a lot of ingredients in the drink a high-quality one is best.
  • Skip the bottled lime juice and squeeze a fresh lime, it will make all the difference.
  • You can substitute simple syrup to sweeten the drink instead of agave.


Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 453IU | Vitamin C: 60mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg