Spicy Mezcal Margarita


Hot peppers and mezcal, a smokier version of tequila, make this the perfect summer cocktail.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
2 cocktails


  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 lime wedge

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and roughly chopped

  • 1 ½ teaspoons white sugar

  • ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice

  • ¼ cup mezcal

  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice


  1. Mix 1 tablespoon sugar with salt on a shallow, rimmed plate. Use lime wedge to wet rims of two 6- to 8-ounce glasses. Dip rims into sugar mixture.

  2. Combine jalapeno and 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar in a cocktail shaker and muddle until sugar is dissolved and jalapeno is juiced. Add orange juice, mezcal, and lime juice to shaker, then fill with ice. Cover and shake until chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain into glasses to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

146 Calories
0g Fat
21g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 146
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 962mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 48mg 239%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 186mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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