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Citrus Jalapeño Margarita

Citrus Jalapeño Margarita

I’d like to share with you this special drink called the Citrus Jalapeño Margarita. This is not your typical margarita. Its enchanted blend of tart, sweet, and spicy undertones will have your taste buds dancing. It’s like an unexpected party in a glass, which is why I adore making it. It’s a hit at any get-together and makes you smile with each sip.

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Tasting Notes

This margarita is all about balance. The fresh lime and orange juices bring a zesty sweetness, while the jalapeño slices add a spicy excitement without being too overwhelming. The tequila ties it all together with its smooth, bold flavor. It’s a drink that’s both refreshing and thrilling, perfect for those who love a little adventure in their glass.

Equipment and Glassware

To make this awesome drink, you’ll need a shaker, a strainer, a juicer (for those fresh limes and oranges), and a knife for slicing up that jalapeño. As for the glass, we’ll serve our Citrus Jalapeño Margarita in a salt-rimmed glass to add an extra layer of flavor.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz orange liqueur
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1/2 oz orange juice
  • 2-3 thin slices of jalapeño (adjust based on how spicy you like it)
  • Salt for rimming the glass
  • Lime wedge and jalapeño slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. First, rim your glass with salt to get that classic margarita touch.
  2. In a shaker, combine the tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, orange juice, simple syrup, and jalapeño slices with some ice.
  3. Shake it up well until it’s nicely chilled.
  4. Strain the mixture into your prepared glass filled with ice.
  5. Garnish with a lime wedge and a jalapeño slice. Enjoy your thrilling drink!
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Pro Tips

  • For an extra smooth drink, strain it twice to keep jalapeño seeds out.
  • Adjust the jalapeño to your liking. Start with one slice and add more if you want more heat.
  • Use fresh juices for the best flavor. It makes a huge difference!

When to Serve

This Citrus Jalapeño Margarita is perfect for any occasion, but it shines at summer barbecues, pool parties, or any time you want to spice up your evening. It’s a great conversation starter and a surefire way to impress your friends with your bartending skills.

Which Liquor Brands to Choose

For the best taste, go for a mid-range blanco tequila. Brands like Espolòn, Herradura, or Patrón offer great quality without breaking the bank. They have the smoothness and flavor that make this drink truly stand out.

Similar Cocktails

If you love this, you might also enjoy:

  1. Spicy Margarita – The spicy twist on the classic.
  2. Paloma – A grapefruit-tequila delight.
  3. Pineapple Jalapeno Margarita – For a tropical spicy twist.
  4. Tequila Sunrise – A visually stunning choice.
  5. The Bloody Maria – A bold, savory option.

History

The margarita has a mysterious history with many claiming its creation, but it’s universally loved. The Citrus Jalapeño Margarita is a modern twist, adding a spicy kick to the classic. It’s become a popular choice for those seeking a refreshing yet daring drink.

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Citrus Jalapeño Margarita

Citrus Jalapeño Margarita

Prep Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Citrus, Jalapeño, Margarita
Servings: 1
Author: Paul Kushner
Make your cocktail experience bring a spicy kick with our Citrus Jalapeño Margarita recipe. A fiery blend of fresh jalapeño and burst of citrus flavors.

Instructions

  • First, rim your glass with salt to get that classic margarita touch.
  • In a shaker, combine the tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, orange juice, simple syrup, and jalapeño slices with some ice.
  • Shake it up well until it's nicely chilled.
  • Strain the mixture into your prepared glass filled with ice.
  • Garnish with a lime wedge and a jalapeño slice. Enjoy your thrilling drink!
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Citrus Jalapeño Margarita
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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

Founder and CEO of MyBartender. Graduated from Penn State University. He always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. His restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time he turned 17 he was serving tables, and by 19 he was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, Paul opened his first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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