Spicy Margarita recipe is a concoction of lime juice, cilantro, jalapeno, cucumber muddled together topped with sprite and tequila . You’ll be surprise how refreshing this drink is. When making spicy margarita use a pitcher if making for a group of people otherwise use a shaker if making only a couple of drinks. My muddler was too short for the pitcher so I got creative and used my slender rolling pin.
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 didn’t realized 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 said earlier, my niece made this Spicy Margarita on her birthday gathering. She muddled the ingredients ahead of time and chilled it. Once everyone was there she served her spicy margarita in two pitchers with ice and the muddled ingredients. She poured Sprite in both pitchers. One is non-alcholic and the other one 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.
This spicy margarita recipe can be adjusted to your liking. That’s why I like it. If you don’t like it spicy just use the jalapeno as garnish but if you prefer some big axx heat then slice the jalapeno with the seeds. Again, you can reduce or add more lime or tequila. That’s what so nice about this drink.
One more tip from my niece if you have some muddled leftover ingredients freeze it and have it whenever. You know what I did, I strained the ingredients and poured the mixture in an ice tray. I had a supply for the whole week. So to make my drink I took 2 ice cubes, poured Sprite and tequila. Isn’t that easy! Yum! Next time I’ll make it with limeade. I’m curious too if this will go well with a jello shot. I’ll keep you posted.
It is 2 am and while writing this post 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
To make this refreshing Spicy Margarita, ingredients are muddled then Sprite and Tequila are added.
- 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.
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!
1. Adjust this recipe to your liking. 2. If you want it spicier add more jalapeno. 3. Sour – add more lime. 4. Tequila – reduce or add more alcohol. 5. Use a shaker when making only a couple of drinks. Just add a little bit of everything and follow the above instructions.