#DOTW: Jalapeño Margarita

This is seriously one of my favorite cocktails. It’s just so different. I guess at this point in the summer, I’m really supposed to give you guys drink recipes that quench your thirst on these hot summer nights. But this is just so yummy, and you do decide the level of spiciness at the end of the day!



What you’ll need:

  • 2 oz Altos (jalapeño infused) tequila (or quality tequila of your choice)
  • 1 oz Grand Marnier
  • 1/2 oz sour mix
  • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice (or Rose’s Lime juice)
  • jalapeños for infusing


Place 2 jalapeño peppers, sliced, into a Mason jar (or similar jar) and fill to the top with your favorite tequila. The level of spiciness is achieved by how long you leave the peppers in the tequila. I left mine for 36 hours, and it was VERY spicy. If you just want a hint of spice, I suggest 6 to 12 hours, and then adjust it from there.

The rim can be just rock salt, or rock salt mixed with chili powder. I went a little crazy, and I mixed rock salt, chili powder and crystallized lime (True Lime), and I really, really liked it.

Combine all ingredients with ice in a martini shaker. Rim the edge of the martini glass with your salt mixture, and pour in the margarita. Decorate with either a lime slice or a Poblano pepper slice.

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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