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Cinco de Mayo Spicy Jalapeno Margaritas

Everyone knows that “Cinco de Mayo” in English means “let’s got stand in the parking lot of a shitty Mexican restaurant drinking overly sweet shitty margaritas until the shitty band we’re listening to sounds good”. If there is one thing this quarantine is good for, it would be breaking this cycle, so let’s make some drinks and listen to some real music.

We’ve been super busy working on our new customization engine, which is going to be awesome. So in the interest of less typing and more cocktail-making, we’re going to take the low road and republish the original recipe we put on the site and one of our all time favs, the spicy margarita. 

Spotify has a Cinco de Mayo At Home playlist.  The very first song features Snoop Dogg, how the hell you gonna go wrong with that? We can’t stop listening. Mix one up and join us.

>>>>>Originally posted February, 2019

This simplest of recipes for a spicy spin on the classic margarita will impress guests, but may also become your daily go-to cocktail. For a classic margarita, simply replace the jalapeno simple syrup with regular simple syrup.

If you still want it spicy but don't feel like making jalapeno simple syrup, muddle some peppers in the bottom of the shaker.

Jalapeno simple syrup:

Bring to a boil, 1 cup of water with 1 cup of sugar and 2 Jalapeño peppers, split in half with stem removed. Boil 5 minutes and turn off heat, let cool. Place in jar in refrigerator to chill.

Spicy Jalapeno Margaritas

Place in a cocktail shaker;
  • 4 parts Tequila
  • 2 Parts Lime Juice
  • 1 Part Simple Syrup
Optional, For Extra Spice: Add a few slices of jalapeño and muddle with liquid ingredients.

Fill shaker with ice and shake vigorously.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Use a great quality tequila, we like Hornitos Black, or use a nice Mezcal if you prefer the smoky taste (or half and half!)
  • If serving neat, use tall coupe or martini glasses. If serving on the rocks, use a high ball or traditional margarita glass.
  • Rub rim of glass with lime and coat in salt or Tajin, if desired. Garnish with jalapeno slice and lime slice.


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