Spicy Jalapeño Margarita

The acidity from the prosecco, citrus and lightness from the lemon and earthy taste from the thyme simple syrup makes for the perfect day time cocktail.


  • ¾ cup good tequila

  • ¼ to ½ jalapeño pepper, plus extra slices for garnish

  • ¼ cup Grand Mariner

  • ½ cup fresh lime juice, plus lime slices for garnish

  • ¼ cup simple syrup or fresh orange juice

  • sparkling water

  • ice

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup sugar


  1. Pour the tequila into a mixing glass or small pitcher. Add the sliced jalapeño, to taste. Set aside to infuse (the longer the wait, the spicier it will be). 

  2. In a small saucepan, combine equal parts of sugar and water to make simple syrup. Bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Chill in the fridge until ready to use. 

  3. Mix the jalapeño-infused tequila, Grand Marnier, lime juice and ¼ cup simple syrup. Add more jalapeño and let it sit for a spicier drink.

  4. Pour into glasses and add lime slices and jalapeños for garnish. For a lighter margarita, fill the glasses ½ full and add sparkling water.