Jalapeno Margarita Recipe from Burnt Finger BBQ

This jalapeno margarita recipe was developed as part of our partnership with Cabo Wabo Tequila.  It’s a fiery twist on the classic margarita that features Cabo Blanco tequila infused with fresh jalapeno peppers.  Brown sugar simple syrup is added for a sweet richness that perfectly balances the citrus notes in this refreshing summer drink.

  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 cup jalapeno-infused Cabo Blanco
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar simple syrup*
  • 1/4 cup orange brandy liqueur

The infused tequila is made by inserting slices of fresh jalapeno pepper inside a bottle of Cabo Blanco tequila.  Let rest 24-48 hours before using.

Combine all ingredients and pour over ice in a frosty mug rimmed with salt and sugar.  Float a small amount of simple syrup on the surface of the drink before serving.

For an even THICKER CUT margarita, use 1/4 cup jalapeno-infused Cabo Blanco and 1/4 cup Cabo Reposado.  The barrel aged flavor of the Cabo Reposado will add complexity and a nice depth of flavor to the finished drink.

*Brown sugar simple syrup is made by combining equal parts light brown sugar and water in a sauce pan.  Stirring constantly, slowly warm the mixture just until the sugar has fully dissolved.  Remove from heat and allow to cool before using.