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Big Batch Jalapeño Margarita Recipe

Fire up the fiesta! A dash of zesty spice is oh-so-nice in this easy-mix Marg recipe that makes enough for a crowd.

By World Market Editorial |

Prep Time: 25 min.

Cook Time: 5 min.

Total Time: 30 min., plus cooling time

Servings: 12

Jalapeño Margarita served in pitcher and glasses


2 jalapeño peppers, roughly chopped

1/2 cup sugar

1 bottle margarita mixer, chilled

1 1/2 cups Espolon Reposado Tequila

1/2 cup coarse sea salt

1 tbsp. World Market® Aleppo Pepper Spice

1 lime, zested and juiced, divided

optional: cilantro or mint sprigs, for garnish


For the simple syrup:

1. In a small saucepan, combine jalapeños, sugar and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat and cool completely. Strain, discard jalapeños.

For the margaritas:

1. In a large pitcher, combine jalapeño simple syrup, margarita mixer and tequila.

2. In a shallow dish, stir together sea salt, Aleppo pepper and lime zest. Pour lime juice into another shallow dish.

3. To rim each glass, dip in lime juice then salt mixture. For each portion, fill a cocktail shaker with ice then margarita mixture. Secure the lid and shake vigorously for 10 to 15 seconds. Strain into glasses with or without ice. Garnish with an herb sprig and enjoy!

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