Cinco de Mayo Jalapeño Margaritas!

Try these fresh lime and jalapeño margaritas just in time for Cinco de Mayo! Just 5 ingredients -- simple and delicious!

Right after Christmas, Mardi Gras, and Fourth of July comes my fourth favorite holiday of the year — Cinco de Mayo!

It’s next week, so you’ve got plenty of time to master your margarita skills beforehand. In case you’re wanting to mix it up this year with something a little different than a classic margarita, today I’m sharing a super simple recipe for a lime & jalapeño margarita that you can whip up in no time at all.

Try these fresh lime and jalapeño margaritas just in time for Cinco de Mayo! Just 5 ingredients -- simple and delicious!

Try these fresh lime and jalapeño margaritas just in time for Cinco de Mayo! Just 5 ingredients -- simple and delicious!

Try these fresh lime and jalapeño margaritas just in time for Cinco de Mayo! Just 5 ingredients -- simple and delicious!

Try these fresh lime and jalapeño margaritas just in time for Cinco de Mayo! Just 5 ingredients -- simple and delicious!

Ingredients: (makes one margarita)

  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 green jalapeño pepper, sliced
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • lime wedge for garnish
  • cilantro sprigs for garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. Pour the salt in a small bowl or on a saucer. Rub a lime around the rim of your glass. Dip the glass in the salt.
  2. Fill glass with ice and set aside.
  3. In a separate glass or pitcher, muddle the jalapeno slices with the lime juice in the bottom using a wooden spoon.
  4. Add the tequila. Stir to mix.
  5. Pour over glass of ice.
  6. Add extra slices of jalapeño if desired.
  7. Garnish with a lime wedge and sprig of cilantro.

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