For the lovers of all things spicy, our fresh muddled jalapeño margarita is sure to be a hit. A splash of Cointreau in the recipe, made from the peel of sour oranges, complements the fresh pepper to create this expertly blended spicy margarita.

Spicy margarita with jalapenos

Spicy Margarita with Jalapeños Recipe

With a refreshing combination of fresh muddled jalapeño peppers, Cointreau and tequila blanco, this spicy margarita is sure to wow your guests!


Yield: 4 servings
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  • 1-2 slices jalapeños, cut into ¼" and seeds removed if desired
  • 6 oz tequila
  • 2 oz Cointreau liqueur, or Grand Marnier
  • juice of 4 limes
  • 1/4 cup club soda
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3 Tbsp agave syrup, or honey
  • lime, sliced for rim of glass
  • margarita salt
  • red pepper, crushed, optional
  • lime, for garnish


  • Add muddled jalapeño to pitcher along with tequila, cointreau, lime juice, club soda, orange juice and honey. Stir to combine. Add 2 cups of ice and stir again.
  • Mix margarita salt with crushed pepper (optional) in a small plate. Rub a lime wedge around the rim of 4 margarita glasses then dip in salt mixture.
  • Pour cocktail into prepared glasses filled with ice and serve immediately.


If you want a mild jalapeño influence in your margarita, wash the seeds out of the peppers before muddling.
Calories: 215kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 0.4g, Fat: 0.1g, Saturated Fat: 0.01g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g, Sodium: 487mg, Potassium: 115mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 15g
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Spicy margarita with jalapenos