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.