Jalapeño Skinny Margarita Recipe!

Cinco de Mayo

Here’s a super clean and smooth Spicy Jalapeño Skinny Margarita recipe for you to try tonight!

This is generally a milder version but if you’re looking for an extra kick scroll to the bottom for modifications on how to add an extra kick of spice or smoky flavor! Enjoy!



1/2 ounce of agave nectar

1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice,  plus lime wedge for garnish

2 ounces of Don Julio Reposado Tequila


Salt Mixture

Sliced Jalapeño

Club Soda.

Optional: habanero bitters, smoked sea salt, Casamigos Mezcal Joven Tequila in place of Don Julio for a smoky flavor.

For the salt mixture 

1/2 cup of sea salt or (smoked sea salt)

1 tablespoon ground chipotle pepper



  1. Muddle jalapeño slices in the bottom of the glass.
  2. Add ice,  tequila, agave, and lime juice, into the shaker and shake vigorously.
  3. In a double rocks glass, use a lime wedge to moisten the rim and dip in the salt mixture. Fill the glass with ice and strain cocktail over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with a splash of club soda!
  5. Garnish with a few slices of Jalapeño and limes!


To add smokiness to your Jalapeño margarita:

  1. Substitute Don Julio for a Mezcal tequila- Casamigos Joven Mexcal is a good option!  
  2. Substitute 1/2 cup of sea salt for smoked sea salt

To make extra spicy:

Add 2 dashes of habanero bitters before shaking ingredients.


Cheers! Don’t forget the tacos!

Yield: 1 serving

Time to make: 3 minutes