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Spicy margarita in glass with lime wedges in bowl

Spicy margarita

Published: May 17, 2022 at 9:14 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
  • Easy
  • Serves 1

Raise a glass to summer with this easy tequila cocktail with added chilli warmth – try swapping tequila for mezcal for a smokier flavour

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Try this recipe for a spicy margarita, then check out our classic margarita, frozen margarita and more tequila cocktail recipes.

Ingredients

  • ½ tsp mild chilli powder
  • 25ml lime juice, plus the zest of ½ a lime (reserve one squeezed lime wedge)
  • 50ml blanco or reposado tequila
  • 25ml triple sec (we used Cointreau)
  • dash of hot sauce

Method

  • STEP 1

    Mix together 1 tsp of salt, the chilli powder and lime zest, and sprinkle onto a saucer. Rub the reserved lime wedge around the rim of a margarita or coupe glass, then dip in the chilli salt to cover the rim.

  • STEP 2

    Put the lime juice, tequila, triple sec and hot sauce in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into the glass and serve.

Try more of our summer cocktail recipes

Two frozen margaritas with lime wedges in the background

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