This Easy Spicy Margarita recipe takes your classic marg and gives it a little extra kick with no extra effort. It can be made ahead of time and is easy to make for a crowd!
Spicy Simple Syrup Ingredients:
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- 2 jalapeños (sliced)**
- 1 cup spicy simple syrup
- 2 cups lime juice***
- 3 cups tequila
- 1 cup triple sec****
Spicy Simple Syrup Instructions:
- Add the sugar, water and jalapeño to a small pan over medium to medium/high heat. Stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil until all the sugar has dissolved. Let the simple syrup cool completely before assembling the margaritas.*****
- Add the spicy simple syrup, lime juice, tequila and triple sec to a pitcher. Stir to combine.
- Use a lime wedge to wet the rim of a glass. Then dip the rim of the glass in salt, fill it with ice cubes and pour up a spicy margarita! Garnish with a lime wedge if desired.
*The yield of 16 is based on the standard serving size of tequila. However, the serving size most people pour themselves is likely around 8-10.
**If you prefer a classic margarita and don’t want to add any spice, simply omit the jalapeños altogether. That is it. Easy peasy!
***In my experience, about 7-8 standard limes (large limes) or 15-18 Key limes (small limes) equals 2 cups of lime juice.
****Don’t have any triple sec? No problem! Just skip it. The marg will still be good without it.
*****Make sure to let the simple syrup cool completely unless you’re looking to drink a warm margarita. Also, the simple syrup can be a day or two ahead of time and stored in the fridge.
- Category: Drinks
- Method: Assembly
- Cuisine: Mexican
- Serving Size: 1 margarita
- Calories: 162
- Sugar: 10
- Sodium: 1
- Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 9
- Fiber: 0
- Protein: 0
- Cholesterol: 0
Keywords: margarita, spicy, easy, jalapeño, lime, pitcher