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Spicy Smokey Fresh Jalapeno Margaritas

Prep Time 5 mins
Servings 1 drink


  • 1 whole Lime ripe
  • 1 whole Jalapeno sliced
  • 2 shots Tequila
  • 1 tsp Mezcal
  • 1 shot Grand Marnier, Cointreau or Triple Sec


  • Pop your lime in the microwave for a few seconds or untilslightly warm, this really helps any citrus release their juices. Cut it inhalf over your juicer or directly over the drink shaker if squeezing the limeby hand because it will drip when cut. Juice the lime. Use the pulp side of thejuiced lime rind to rub the rim of your margarita glasses and then dip them inthe salt. The sugar from the lime juice helps the salt stick to the glass. Iused to try to do this with water and I could never figure out why my saltwouldn't stick. Duh.
  • In these pics you can see that I actually used smoked salt -but to be honest, I ended up finding this too smokey in combination with theMezcal -so I would say do either but not both.
  • Next muddle your jalapeno in the bottom of your margaritaglass. I use two slices but if you want more or less spice use more or less!
  • Just smoosh it up until its partially crushed like so
  • Now in your shaker add your ice and liquors to your limejuice and shake well. Pour it all into the glass over the jalapeno and garnishwith a lime. Ta Dah!