Say Happy National Margarita Day with Jalapen-OH! Margaritas

by Maren on February 22, 2013

Happy National Margarita Day! Like usual, I didn’t know it was a special ‘national food day’ until like 2pm this afternoon. I saw a text message on my phone from my Mom saying:

I am assuming you saw it’s national margarita day- I just saw it on the internet and figured you wud be blogging about a margarita twist.

Oh Mama- you know me so well.


Before I’d even finished reading her text I was in the Wrangler driving to Bev Mo. Get Ready. This margarita is NOT for the weak. It’s really Really REALLY spicy!! We do not mess around with the term spice on this blog.


Jalapen-OH! Margaritas
Yields 1
Do you like spicy? If not, don't make this margarita!
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Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
30 min
  1. 2 oz Reposado Tequila
  2. 1 roasted jalapeno
  3. 1 lime wedge (for salting the rim)
  4. salt
  5. (3 oz Sweet and Sour Mix )
  6. 1 1/2 cup sugar
  7. 1 1/2 cup water
  8. 1 cup fresh lime juice
  9. 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  1. Start by heating the sugar and water on the stove. Once boiling remove from the heat and let cool in a bowl in the freezer.
  2. Heat a grill, indoor grill pan or a saute pan over medium-high heat. Heat the jalapeno on the grill until the skin is blistered and a little wrinkly. Remove from the heat and slice into rings.
  3. Remove the sugar/water mixture from the freezer and add the lemon and lime juice. Mix well.
  4. Into a cocktail shaker add the sweet and sour mix, tequila and 2 jalapeno rings. Muddle and add a handful of ice. Shake it like a Polaroid picture!!
  5. Pour into a rim salted glass and serve.
  1. Muddle less for a more mild flavored rita.
  2. Strain the jalapeno through the top of the cocktail shaker for easy drinking.
Marens Morsels
This Margarita is deceptively spicy. Kinda like a venus fly trap. Pretty- but packs a punch.

It would not be a good idea to add the cayenne simple syrup from this recipe to this margarita. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.





Happy National Margarita Day!!

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Donner February 22, 2013 at 5:28 pm

Arf! Stop mixing drinks and blogging and PLAY with ME!! Oh, wait never mind. I’ll just go do more laps around the yard at lightspeed!


Sonia the mexigarian February 22, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Oh dear goddess Maren. That margarita sounds insane and strangely tempting. I know I wouldn’t be able to handle the heat but I know a couple people who would chug that baby down.


Maren February 22, 2013 at 6:06 pm

Ohh my gosh Sonia- it’s so spicy! I love spicy and my lips are burning. But it’s fun to make even if you can’t drink it. :)


Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) February 22, 2013 at 5:57 pm

I love how Donner is now commenting!

Happy National Marg Day, Maren! Wish we could share one!


Maren February 22, 2013 at 6:05 pm

We will soon! I have a good feeling!!


Alysia @ Slim Sanity February 22, 2013 at 7:44 pm

oh man….. this probably would not be for me…. i’d have to wash the spice away with a vodka water ;)


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