Spicy Mezcalita Recipe

But today, we will learn how to make the Spicy Mezcalita, one of the best twists that you can make of the original.

This recipe combines the smoky depth of Mezcal with the tangy freshness of lime juice and a spicy kick from jalapeño.

Ingredients for a perfect Spicy Mezcal Margarita

  • 2 oz Mezcal
  • 1 oz Fresh lime juice
  • Slice of Jalapeño (Regulate to taste)
  • 1 oz Triple sec or Cointreau
  • Salt for the rim (optional)
  • Lime wedge or wheel for garnish
  • Ice cubes

Easy Step-By- Step: making Jalapeño Mezcal Margarita

  • Muddle a slice of jalapeño in the shaker: Important, the more Jalapeño you put the more heat you will have, so be careful with, or not.
  • Preparation of Glass: Moister the rim of your glass with a lime wedge, then, dip the rim into salt. This step is optional but adds an interesting contrast with the spiciness of the cocktail. 
  • In the shaker where we have the jalapeño smashed, combine the mezcal, fresh lime juice, and triple sec or Cointreau. Add ice to fill the shaker halfway.
  • Shake the mixture vigorously for about 20 seconds ensuring that the ingredients blend well, and the ice cools the mixture.
  • Strain the mixture into the prepared glass.
  • Finish by garnishing with a lime wheel or a slice of Jalapeño.

Variations of the Spicy Mezcal Margarita

For those looking for a twist for this variation of the Mezcalita, here we give you some ideas to add a unique twist to this cocktail recipe.

Spicy Pineapple Mezcal Margarita

Add a splash of pineapple juice or, ideally, add some crushed pineapple. If you want it to be a bit colder, freeze the pineapple before crushing it.

Spicy Mango Mezcal Margarita

Add some crushed mango. This adds a delightful contrast between the heat, the smokiness and the sweetness of the mango fruit.

Best Mezcal to go with this Cocktail

In order to make the perfect Spicy Margarita Mezcal, the choice of Mezcal is crucial. 

At Del Maguey, we offer the finest Mezcal expressions each carefully crafted from our mezcaleros. In this sense, Mezcal Vida Puebla is an excellent dancing partner for the Spicy Mezcalita.

This mezcal, made from 100% Espadín agave has a distinctive smoky flavor that combines perfectly with the spiciness of the Jalapeño.