Spicy Margarita recipe is a concoction of lime juice, cilantro, jalapeno, cucumber muddled together topped with sprite and tequila. For a spicier drink, add the jalapeno seeds as well. You’ll be surprise, this drink is so refreshing and the jalapeno adds a twist to it. When making spicy margarita, use a pitcher if making for a group of people otherwise use a shaker to prepare a couple of drinks. My muddler was too short for the pitcher so I got creative and used my slender rolling pin. In fact, it was easier to use.
My niece introduced me to this drink and I got hooked. This Spicy Margarita recipe is my choice of drink this summer.
This weekend, I made Spicy Margarita to give cheers to the cast and crew of the show “The Chew”. I did not realize that the show was cancelled and Friday was their last day. Earlier last week, when Clinton was talking about their last day, I thought he meant their last show for the summer. But I was wrong. That was sad. I discovered “The Chew” a year ago and religiously watched them. I will miss these three bubbly personalities - Carla, Michael and Clinton. Oh well, Cheers to you guys and Goodluck to new adventures!
Well as I have said earlier, my niece made this Spicy Margarita recipe on her birthday. She muddled and chilled the ingredients ahead of time. When everyone arrived, she served her spicy margarita. She had two pitchers with ice, the muddled ingredients and poured Sprite in both. One was plain and the other with tequila. Guess which one I had!
Since then, I found myself craving for this drink. There was a time when I had it for the whole week. During dinner and late nights while making my blog. It is indeed addicting!
This spicy margarita recipe can be adjusted to your liking that’s why I like it. If you don’t like it spicy remove the jalapeno seeds or if you prefer some big "axx" heat then slice the jalapeno with the seeds. You can also reduce or add more lime or tequila. That’s what so nice about this recipe, you can never go wrong.
One more tip from my niece, if you have some leftover muddled ingredients freeze and have it whenever. The best way to do it is to strain the ingredients and pour the mixture in an ice tray. When frozen, transfer to a ziplock. It is way easier to make a couple of drinks and I had a supply for the whole week. To make my drink, I placed 2 cubes in a glass and poured Sprite and tequila. Next time I make it, I’ll try using limeade. Also, it seems like this will go well with jello shots. I’ll keep you posted.
It is past midnight, I'm still writing this post and I am craving for this drink. Unfortunately, I don’t have the ingredients. I should follow her tip, always have it ready…….
How to Make Spicy Margarita Recipe
Don't forget to chill your glasses at least an hour before serving. Also, check out my post how to rim glasses with salt or sugar or a combination of both. I hope you enjoy this drink refreshing drink!
Spicy Margarita Recipe
- ½ medium size cucumber sliced thinly, save some for garnish
- 2 big jalapeno chopped, save some for garnish
- 1 ½ cups cilantro chopped
- 1 1/2 cups lime juice
- ½ liter Sprite
- 8 ounces Tequila
- salt and sugar, paprika (optional) to rim glasses
- Slice cucumber, chop cilantro and jalapeno. Set aside.
- Squeeze lime.
- Place all ingredients in a pitcher.
- Muddle mixture to release their flavors.
- Let it sit overnight in the fridge.
- When ready to serve, rim glasses with lime wedges and dip in salt, sugar & paprika mixture.
- Get your pitcher with the muddled ingredients.
- Pour sprite and tequila in the pitcher. Add ice and blend well.
- You may or may not strain mixture when pouring in glasses.
- 10 Servings when using small glasses. Enjoy!