Cilantro-Infused Spicy Jalapeno Margaritas
These Cilantro-Infused Spicy Jalapeno Margaritas are the perfect drink for all your entertaining need. They are made with Powell & Mahoney's Spicy Jalapeno Margarita mix.I infused them with fresh cilantro leaves to enhance the Mexican flavors we all love. However, if you are not a fan of cilantro, feel free to omit it.
Either way, this drink is guaranteed to impress.
Servings 4 servings
- 12 ounces Powell & Mahoney Spicy Jalapeno Margarita Mix instructions without the Powell & Mahoney mixer is in the notes below
- ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves chopped – plus more for garnishing
- salt for the rim of the glasses
- 6 ounces tequila such as Jose Cuervo
- 1 cup ice
- 1 lime sliced for garnishing
- 1 jalapeno pepper sliced thinly as garnish
Place the margarita mix and cilantro leaves in a large mason jar (or a mixing bowl), cover and let it steep for 2 hours*. Drain and discard the cilantro leaves.
If you prefer, moisten the rim of your cocktail glasses with some lime and dip them in a plate of salt. Set them aside.
Place the now “infused” margarita mix in a cocktail shaker along with tequila and ice. Shake and strain over fresh ice.
Garnish with a lime, slices of jalapeno pepper, and a few fresh cilantro leaves.
- If you want the cilantro taste to be more intense you can steep them longer. Or if you are not a fan of cilantro, feel free to omit it.
- Alternatively, you can make your own mixer for this Jalapeno Margarita recipe. To do so, mix together 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice along with 1/4 cup simple syrup. This would be perfect for 4 servings.
To infuse your homemade mixer with jalapeno and cilantro, place the lime juice and simple syrup mixture into a mason jar. Add one small sliced jalapeno (with the seeds) and cilantro leaves. Let is sit for 2 hours or longer if you like it more spicy.
- To make simple syrup, heat 1 cup sugar (or honey, agave, or maple syrup) with 1 cup water in a small pan until the sugar completely melts. This will make more simple syrup than you need but you can keep the rest in a jar with a tight lid and keep it in the fridge up to a month.