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Spicy & Sweet Margarita Recipes

I love a good margarita that packs a punch. A spicy kick to accompany the tequila, simple syrup and fresh fruit juice of your choice makes for the perfect cocktail, in my book. 

Which is why I'm obsessed with spicy margaritas. Jalapenos are a big staple in Mexican food, so it's no surprise they work so well in a marg. Whether you chop up a fresh pepper and muddle it in the glass, infuse your own tequila with jalapeno or habanero or make some jalapeno simple syrup, there are so many ways to enjoy your drink.

This Spicy Mango Margarita from our expert Rachel Hollis is the perfect paring of sweet and spicy. Mangos themselves are one of the most delicious fruits, and pair nicely with silver tequila and fresh-squeezed lime juice. She made hers with some homemade jalapeno simple syrup, which sounds fancy but is actually easy to make!

Guava juice is also very sweet, and pairs nicely with fresh jalapenos. This Guava Jalapeno Margarita uses homemade jalapeno-infused tequila for an extra kick. Hint: infusing your own tequila is super simple and doesn't take that long.

Salt and pepper might not sound like appetizing ingredients in a cocktail, but this Salt and Pepper Margarita is the perfect combination of the margarita staple (salt) and a spicy Thai chili pepper-infused vodka. Make with lime juice and some sugar for a perfectly sweet and spicy.

Enjoy one of these delicious drinks with our Sweet and Spicy Berry Salsa and your favorite chips, or our Spicy Nachos with Homemade Nacho Cheese.


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