two glasses of grandma's spicy margaritas with salt rims and limes

Grandma’s Spicy Margaritas

  • Author: Allie
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Cocktails
  • Method: Mixology
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Grandma’s spicy margaritas bring a kick and an authentic punch to any get together!



Per Drink:

  • 3 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice (fresh is better by 1000x)
  • 1 ½ oz good tequila infused with jalapeño (see below)
  • 1 ½ tablespoon simple syrup (I like to make mine with honey by dissolving honey in a little bit of water over heat until combined, but you should scale the batch so you have enough for as many drinks as you need!)
  • 1 teaspoon triple sec
  • Jalapeño slices and one whole jalapeño sliced lengthwise and seeded and deveined
  • Kosher salt for garnish


  1. Depending on batch size, pour 6-9 oz of tequila in a large glass. Add the whole jalapeño slices and muddle briefly with a spoon. Cover and refrigerate overnight. You can always save any tequila you don’t use
  2. Combine all the ingredients except the salt and taste. Add more simple syrup if you like your drinks sweeter
  3. To salt the rim of your glass, pour some kosher salt to cover the bottom of a plate. Cut a slit in the center of a wedge of lime and run it around the rim of your glass. Dip the glass in the salt, shaking off any extra
  4. Pour margarita mixture over ice in a glass and enjoy!

Keywords: margaritas, tequila, cocktails, spicy margaritas