About this Spicy Margarita
The Margarita has given birth to a massive number of variations, and they are dominating cocktail menus across the globe. Adding some spice to your Margarita is easier than you might think and is one of the more popular Margarita types you can serve.
Our Spicy Margarita recipe uses the same classic ingredients as a Lime Margarita. It should be a harmonious balance of sweet, tart, sour and spicy.
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Tips for a successful Spicy Margarita
Want to know how to give your Spicy Margarita recipe the right amount of kick and the perfect balance of flavours? We have a few tricks you can use to make the best Spicy Margarita.
- Tequila: This is the hero of your Margarita. When choosing a tequila, remember that silver tequila is best. We suggest Espolón Tequila Blanco because it’s handcrafted with 100% Weber Agave, and you want to infuse your Margarita with an agave flavour.
- Orange liqueur: Choose Grand Marnier for pronounced orange flavour with hints of vanilla and oak. When combined with agave, you’ll have a lovely and mild sweetness that you expect from a Margarita.
- Jalapeños: We’ve got a few tricks for using jalapeños. The first, most obvious, is to use more if you want it spicier and less if you don’t. Remove the white membrane and seeds from the pepper before adding the sliced peppers to your cocktail. If you like spice, leave the seeds for an even bigger kick. We prefer it without and much more appreciate a subtle heat that doesn’t leave us sweating.
- Glass rim: If you want to go the extra mile, mix dried chilli with your salt to rim the glass. You can add lime zest to the salt for an extra citrus kick.
The best foods to serve with Spicy Margarita
While serving some spicy Mexican dishes with this Margarita might be tempting, we suggest you don’t go overboard. You still want to appreciate the heat of your drink, so err on the side of caution when pairing it with overly-spicy food. Here are a few options:
- Tacos: Add some spice to Taco Tuesday. Serve a variety of tacos for everyone to share. Beef short rib, pork belly and chicken will go down well, but remember to keep it more savoury than spicy.
- Corn chips and bean dip.
- Cheesy nachos or enchiladas with guacamole, sour cream and salsa.
- Fire-grilled corn
- Vegetable tempura
Spicy Margarita in a jug
Margaritas are epic when served in jug-fulls where everyone around the table can help themselves. If you want to know how to make a Spicy Margarita in a jug, count your friends and do some simple calculations.
If you have around 8 thirsty friends, add approximately 8 slices of jalapeños to a jug. Muddle with the back of a wooden spoon, then add 475 ml tequila, 120 ml Grand Marnier, 120 ml agave syrup and 240 ml freshly squeezed lime juice. Stir to combine, then top it with ice, stirring again for another 30 seconds or until the jug is frosty on the outside. Serve on your dinner table with salt-rimmed serving glasses so your friends can fend for themselves while you cook dinner.