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Jalapeno Mint Margarita

A simple, fresh margarita with a spicy note. If you want to tone down the jalapeno flavor, use a good quality tequila blanco and muddle two thin slices of fresh jalapeno with the mint.
Course: Cocktail
Author: Marcia W. Smart


  • Himalayan pink salt or kosher salt
  • 4-5 fresh mint leaves muddled
  • 2 lime wedges
  • 1/4 cup jalapeno-infused tequila such as Tanteo
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • ice


  • Put about a tablespoon of salt in a flat dish. Rub the rim of your glass with one lime wedge and dip the rim of the glass in the salt. Set aside.
  • In a cocktail shaker, add the mint, tequila, agave nectar and lime juice and a handful of ice. Shake very well to combine.
  • Fill your cocktail glass with ice and pour the mixed margarita into the glass. Put the second lime wedge on the edge of the glass.
  • Makes 1 single serving


Based on a 2012 Agave Margarita recipe from Bon Appetit.