Spicy Mango Margarita with Jalapeño Infused Tequila
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Prep time 5mins
Serves or Makes: 2

Recipe

  • 1 jalapeno, sliced
  • 1/ 2 lime, juiced
  • 3 ounces tequila
  • 1 teaspoon simple syrup
  • 1 bottle cucumber water
  • Sea salt
  • Chamoy, for rim
  • Chile lime seasoning, for rim
  • splash of sparkling water

Method

  • Step 1

    Start off by slicing your jalapeño. Add in 5ish slices of a jalapeño depending on how spicy you want your drink to be.

  • Step 2

    Add to your cocktail shaker (or just a glass). Use a muddler or bottom of a wooden spoon to muddle your jalapeño. This will release all the spicy juices.⁠ Add 1/2 of your lime, juiced.⁠

  • Step 3

    To prep your own healthy simple syrup, heat up the same amount of honey & water on the stove until evenly incorporated. Make as much as you want.⁠ Add to the shaker.⁠

  • Step 4

    Then add in your tequila and ice cubes.⁠ Shake for a few minutes.⁠

  • Step 5

    Then in your serving glass, dip the rim in some chamoy & dip in margarita salt mixed with some chile-lime seasoning (optional). Fill your glasses with ice.⁠

  • Step 6

    Pour in your cucumber water & then your drink mix. Strain if you don't have a cocktail shaker so you don't get seeds in your drink.⁠ Top it off with some sparkling water.

  • Step 7

    Mix everything together. Garnish with more jalapeño if desired & a lime slice.⁠

Ingredients:

For 2 margaritas

3 oz jalapeño infused tequila

4 oz lime juice

5 oz fresh mango juice

2 oz Triple Sec

2 jalapeño peppers, sliced

Salt for rim

Lime wedges

Directions:

To make jalapeño infused tequila, add both sliced jalapeños to a large jar with 1-1 1/2 cups tequila. Let sit 18-24 hours and use immediately or strain & seal in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a few weeks.

If you don't have a juicer, you can make homemade mango juice by puréeing 1 cup mango in a blender and then straining through a fine cheesecloth to remove pulp.

To make the margaritas, rim the glass with lime and dip in salt. Fill glass with ice. Pour in tequila, lime juice, mango juice & triple sec and stir well. (Alternatively, add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker, shake & pour into glass over ice.)

Add a few deseeded slices of jalapeño, stir again, and garnish with a lime wedge.