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glass of smoked jalapeno margarita with lime and jalapeno

Nothing says summer like margaritas by the pool. There’s something about the combination of tequila and citrus that just takes you to paradise. Adding a kick of infused jalapeno makes the party even better.

How do you pull that party off? Just add smoked jalapeno simple syrup. You can control the intensity of the heat by adjusting the number of jalapeno slices you add to the simple syrup. Or go balls to the wall and use hotter peppers like habanero or serrano.

close up top view of smoked jalapeno margarita with lime and jalapeno

Don’t forget to salt that rim. Just pour some kosher salt onto a plate. Rub the edge of the glass with the lime wedge, and dip the rim into the salt.

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1



  • lime wedge
  • kosher salt
  • jalapeno slice


  • Make a batch of smoked simple syrup and steep in a mason jar with jalapeno slices.
  • In a cocktail shaker, combine the simple syrup, tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur and ice. Shake.
  • Rub a lime wedge around the rim of a glass. Place kosher salt on a plate. Roll the rim of the glass into the salt. Fill the glass with ice.
  • Strain the margarita from the shaker into the prepared glass. Garnish with the lime wedge and jalapeno. 


Calories: 322kcalCarbohydrates: 35gSodium: 25mgPotassium: 70mgSugar: 31gVitamin C: 18.2mgIron: 1.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
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I’m Christie, the head cook and award-winning competitive pitmaster for Team Girls Can Grill. I have won multiple grand championships and top 10 category finishes. I’m an expert grill reviewer for BBQ Guys, and I have appeared on the Food Network and Ninja Woodfire Grill infomercials. I established this website in 2015 to share my BBQ tips and recipes.

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  1. Best margarita I’ve ever had (and I’ve had a few)! I couldn’t smell the smoke but the flavor was spot on.