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This fresh and delicious Jalapeno Blood Orange Margarita is a bright, fruity and spicy take on a classic margarita! Serve it with the Tajin seasoning sugar rim for an extra special treat!


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The best jalapeno margarita!

If you love a drink that slaps back, you’re going to LOVE this Jalapeno Blood Orange Margarita! With all fresh ingredients, and the perfect balance of sweet and spicy, these margs go down a little too easy. And in a cocktail recipe, can you really ask for more?

The best thing about this recipe is that it’s easy to make on the fly, and easy to customize to you or your guests’ tastes. Love your drinks caliente? Add more jalapeno! Friends a little squeamish with the spice? Tone it down The spice is added by muddling, so you can easily adjust as you go.

Jalapeno Blood Orange Margarita

Manic for Margs?

I MIGHT have a bit of a thing for margaritas, and all things tequila. If you’re a tequila lover like me, you’re going to LOVE these margarita recipes!

Try my Cucumber Watermelon Margarita, Cranberry Fennel Margaritas, Anejo Apple Cider Margaritas, Mango Mint Margaritas, Kiwi Jalapeno Margaritas, Blackberry Lime Gin Margaritas, Five Alive Citrus Margaritas, or Pomegranate Mezcal Margaritas!

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What goes into this spicy blood orange margarita?

To make this spicy margarita recipe, you will need:

  • Fresh squeezed blood orange juice. Squeeze them yourself for a super fresh and refreshing cocktail! Be careful to clean up afterward on light or wood surfaces as they can stain!
  • Sliver tequila. If you prefer, you can also use anejo or mezcal. Both would also be delicious!  
  • Agave nectar. I like the subtle sweetness it brings to the drink, and it blends more seamlessly than honey.
  • Fresh jalapeno pepper. If you like it SPICY- go all out. We usually do about 3 slices muddled for 2 cocktails. A little bit goes a long way, and the muddling really brings the spice forward.
  • Limes. For juicing and for garnish.
  • Tajin Seasoning and organic cane sugar or regular granulated sugar, for rimming the glasses. Don’t skip this step! It add such great flavor to every sip.
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A quick and easy Spicy margarita recipe

This drink is fresh and fast. While you do need to squeeze or juice some citrus, each drink comes together in mere minutes from prep to sip!

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Making the Tajin rim for the margaritas

The spicy, citrusy Tajin seasoning rim really makes these margaritas special. All you need a a bottle of Tajín Clásico Seasoning, and some quality organic cane sugar. Mix the two together well, and dip your moistened cocktail glasses into the spiced sugar. Each sip is even better with the tangy, spicy and sweet rim!

About the sugar

While you could opt to use regular old refined granulated sugar- I highly recommend the little extra spurge on organic cane sugar. The flavor is less cloyingly sweet, and is a great compliment to the spice. In a pinch (no pun intended), regular granulated sugar will work too!

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Substitutes for Tajin seasoning

If you can’t find Tajin seasoning in your local store, you could sub in a chili-lime seasoning blend. Alternatively, you could also use a bit of chili powder and lime zest with the sugar!

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Jalapeno Blood Orange Margarita

Prep Time10 mins
Course: cocktail
Servings: 2


  • cocktail shaker or mason jar


  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed blood orange juice 
  • 4.5 oz sliver tequila 
  • 1.5 oz agave nectar 
  • 2-3 thin slices of fresh jalapeño
  • the Juice of 1 lime 
  • sliced lime and jalapeño, for garnish 

Tajin Sugar Rim 

  • 1 tbsp Tajin seasoning 
  • 1 tbsp cane sugar


  • Making the cocktails
    1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle together the jalapeño and agave. 2-3 thin slices of jalapeño is recommended.
    2. Add the lime juice, blood orange juice and tequila to the shaker and shake well.
    3. On a lipped plate, stir together Tajin seasoning and sugar until well combined.
    4. Moisten edges of 2 cocktail glasses with a lime wedge, and dip into Tajin and sugar mixture to rim.
    5. Fill glasses with ice.
    6. Pour cocktail evenly into 2 glasses.
    7. Garnish with lime slice and jalapeño slice, and serve.

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