Spicy Margarita Recipes inspired by Cabo!

Spicy margaritas are a Rich & Kitch favorite cocktail! To craft up the perfect spicy margarita inspired by Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, it all starts with good tequila (like Clase Azul or Casamigos), a jalapeño or habanero pepper, limes/juice, salt, & ice! Here are some of our favorite spicy margarita recipes you can find in this blog post:

Spicy margaritas are a Rich & Kitch favorite cocktail! To craft up the perfect spicy margarita inspired by Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, it all starts with good tequila (like Clase Azul or Casamigos), a jalapeño or habanero pepper, limes/juice, salt, & ice! This blog features Rich & Kitch spicy margarita recipes for: Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita, Frozen Mango Margarita, Guava or Blood Orange Margarita, & Habanero Margarita! Salud!

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Our love for spicy margaritas makes sense after many years of traveling to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Rich & Kitch are known for crafting up new spicy margarita recipes, so we had to share some of our favorites with you! A spicy margarita can be enjoyed any time of the year and we like to pretend like we're in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico every time we're drinking margs! Tag me on insta @kitchensinkit once you try one of our Rich & Kitch spicy margarita recipes!


SPICY MARGARITA ESSENTIALS

  • Clase Azul or Casamigos Tequila

  • Bag of limes

  • Spicy peppers & juice or sugar (recipes below)

  • Salt (+ chili powder/cayenne pepper for some of the recipes) or Tajín

  • Ice


BAR ESSENTIALS

Having good barware really makes a difference when perfecting your spicy margarita!

Now time for the best spicy margarita recipes by kitchensinkit!

PINEAPPLE JALAPENO MARGARITA RECIPE FOR 2

ingredients

  • 5oz tequila

  • 1 jalapeño

  • 2 limes

  • A splash of pineapple juice (from the can or freshly juiced)

  • Ice

  • Salt

shaking it up

  • Muddle 2-3 slices of jalapeño in your shaker (the more seeds you muddle, the spicier it will be!)

  • Add juice from 2 limes

  • Splash of pineapple juice

  • 5oz tequila

  • Shake with ice

assembling your margs

  • Salt the rims of your margarita glasses *Put salt in a shallow bowl *Take a lime wedge around the outside of your glass *Dip glass into the salt

  • Fill your margarita glasses with ice & garnish each glass with a jalapeño slice & extra slices in your drink

  • Pour your shaker into your prepared glasses & enjoy!

Have you tried a pineapple jalapeño margarita? This is one of my favorite spicy margaritas! The key to get some spice is leaving some seeds in your jalapeño when you muddle them in your cocktail shaker. We don’t like to make our drinks too sweet, so we don’t use too much pineapple juice, and I think these are great topped off with a little lime La Croix. Enjoy!

FROZEN MANGO MARGARITA WITH CHILI LIME SALT RIM RECIPE FOR 2

ingredients

  • 5oz tequila

  • 2 limes

  • 1 cup chopped mango (you can also use mango nectar & enjoy over ice)

  • Ice

blending it up

  • Add the above ingredients to a blender

assembling your margs

  • Salt the rims of your margarita glasses *Put salt, chili powder, & cayenne pepper (optional for extra spice) in a shallow bowl *Take a lime wedge around the outside of your glass *Dip glass into the salt/chili powder mixture

  • Pour your blender into your prepared glasses & enjoy!

DIY margarita flights! How cute are these? Pick your favorite spicy margarita recipes, put them in sample size glasses, & pick your favorite spicy margarita! The margaritas pictured include blood orange, frozen mango, & pineapple jalapeño. Cheers!

GUAVA OR BLOOD ORANGE MARGARITA RECIPE FOR 2

ingredients

  • 5oz tequila

  • 2 limes

  • 1 jalapeño (optional for a garnish)

  • A splash of guava nectar OR freshly squeezed blood orange juice

  • Ice

  • Salt

shaking it up

  • Juice from 2 limes

  • Splash of guava nectar OR blood orange juice

  • 5oz tequila

  • Shake with ice

assembling your margs

  • Salt the rims of your margarita glasses *Put salt in a shallow bowl *Take a lime wedge around the outside of your glass *Dip glass into the salt

  • Fill your margarita glasses with ice & garnish each glass with a jalapeño slice (optional)

  • Pour your shaker into your prepared glasses & enjoy!

Sipping on a blood orange jalapeño spicy margarita with Cabo Wabo tequila is the best way to pretend like your on vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, right?! Freshly squeeze blood orange juice is the key to making these margaritas super refreshing. Enjoy!


HABANERO MARGARITA RECIPE RECIPE FOR 2

Have to give Jetset Christina credit for this spicy margarita recipe. However, we didn’t use Cointreau/Triple Sec since I’m not a huge fan of that flavor in my margaritas, and we made a few other modifications so our version of the recipe is below! On Instagram, she also recommended making the simple syrup with coconut sugar. This makes the margarita brown, so it's not the prettiest, but it is SO good! This spicy margarita recipe is currently my favorite.


ingredients

simple syrup

  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1 finely chopped habanero pepper (use 1/2 of the pepper for less spice)

  • bring all ingredients to a boil on the stove top until sugar is dissolved. Let it cool & store it in the fridge.

shaking it up

  • Juice from 2 limes

  • Splash of habanero + coconut sugar simple syrup

  • 5oz tequila

  • Shake with ice

assembling your margs

  • Salt the rims of your margarita glasses (enjoy with a chili-lime salt rim for an extra kick!) *Put salt, chili powder, & cayenne pepper (optional for extra spice) in a shallow bowl *Take a lime wedge around the outside of your glass *Dip glass into the salt/chili powder mixture

  • Fill your margarita glasses with ice

  • Pour your shaker into your prepared glasses & enjoy!

Have you tried a habanero margarita? I think this could be my favorite spicy margarita! You make your own simple syrup with the habanero, so you can make it as spicy as you’d like! A chili lime salt rim is key, too!

All of these margs are relatively healthy for a cocktail, not too sweet & not too spicy (I love the heat but my husband/bartender we call Ricardo can’t handle as much as I can lol), and super refreshing! I have also noticed my hangovers aren’t too bad when drinking tequila, so there’s a perk to that too! If you want to make these spicy margaritas even more refreshing/not as strong, you can add Lime La Croix!


If you want even more Rich & Kitch spicy margarita recipes, check out our Strawberry Habanero Margarita Recipe here!



Spicy margaritas are a Rich & Kitch favorite cocktail! To craft up the perfect spicy margarita inspired by Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, it all starts with good tequila (like Clase Azul or Casamigos), a jalapeño or habanero pepper, limes/juice, salt, & ice! This blog features Rich & Kitch spicy margarita recipes for: Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita, Frozen Mango Margarita, Guava or Blood Orange Margarita, & Habanero Margarita! Salud!




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