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Skinny Jalapeno Margaritas – Recipe!

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With the Superbowl on the horizon, I thought I would create a fun cocktail to drink during the game.  I love skinny margaritas because you can enjoy a refreshing lime tequila concoction without consuming too many calories.  Adding jalapenos to margaritas has been a trend in most cities for a while, but I wanted to try it for myself at home, to see if I actually enjoyed a bit of heat in my drink.  Much to my surprise, I just love this recipe for Skinny Jalapeno Margaritas and I think you will too!

Let the jalapeno slices infuse in the tequila for a few minutes first, then build the cocktail in a pitcher and stir.  It’s that simply delicious and definitely enjoyable with football fare or other festive appetizers.  You can double the recipe for larger parties or just prepare a fresh batch as you go.


1 cup white or blanco Tequila

6 slices fresh jalapeno + more for garnish

1 cup fresh lime juice (about 10 limes) + 1 lime sliced

3 tablespoon agave nectar

2 ounces Cointreau

1 cup sparkling water

(Serves 4-6 Cocktails)

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1.  In a glass pitcher, add the tequila and 6 slices of jalapeno, let infuse for 10 minutes.  Pour in the lime juice and stir.

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2.  Then, add in the Cointreau and agave nectar, stir to combine the flavors.

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3.  Pour in the sparkling water and add a few slices of lime, stir to combine.

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4.  Fill glasses with crushed ice and pour in margaritas.  Top with a slice or two of jalapeno and a slice of lime.  Enjoy!

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  • Reply Mandy February 9, 2018 at 10:09 am

    What brand of tequila do you use? Also, do you recommend a flavored sparkling water (like lime?) or a non-flavored sparkling water?


    • Reply genabell February 14, 2018 at 2:55 pm

      HI Mandy,
      Any white tequila like Hornitos or Cuervo is just fine. The sparking water can be flavored with Lime for some extra fun!

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