Spicy Smoky Margarita

I have to confess, I love a great margarita! My love for them goes way back. It was the very first drink I learned to make as a bartender. And it was the first drink I served when I opened my bar! It’s always been my go-to drink at Disney when we are wandering around the parks. Over the years, I’ve made so many different flavors! This spicy smoky margarita was inspired by the Ay Caramba margarita at the Mexican Pavilion during Epcot’s 2018 Food & Wine Festival.

two glasses of margaritas sitting on a wood board with ice and slices of lime along with a cocktail shaker, a jar of ice, tongs, and a stirrer on a concrete board.

To be honest with you, I’ve had some Milagro Anejo Tequila that I have had for a while. It was just sitting on the back of the shelf because it was too smoky for my original intention! I had no idea what I was going to do with it. I had been trying to come up with dishes that I could use it in when I tried the Ay Caramba!

two glasses of margaritas on a wood board with two pieces of ice and two slices of lime.

Once I took that first sip, there was my inspiration! It took quit a bit of research (and a lot of taste testing!!) to find the perfect liqueur and mixer to make this the perfect drink. This is truly my favorite margarita that I have ever made!

two glasses of margaritas sitting on a wood board with ice and slices of lime along with a cocktail shaker, a jar of ice, and ice tongs on a concrete board.

How To Make Spicy Smoky Margarita

The best part of this margarita is its simplicity. There’s no prep involved. Just measure out and pour into a glass. We use our homemade sour mix which is made from fresh lime juice, fresh lemon juice, and a homemade simple syrup! It really adds to this drink, making it lighter and brighter; but it also allows the smoky-ness and spicy-ness to subtly come through and not overtake your palate!

Expert Tips:

  • Use a slice of lime to rim the glass
  • By putting the smoked salt on a plate, it allows for easy application and less waste.
  • Add all your liquid first and then add your ice. This is to insure you don’t water down your drink.
  • Use good quality ice. We bought an ice mold and the ice didn’t water the drink down at all.
two glasses of margaritas sitting on a wood board with ice and slices of lime along with a stirrer, a jigger on a concrete board.

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two glasses of margaritas sitting on a wood board with ice and slices of lime along with a cocktail shaker, a jar of ice, tongs, and a stirrer on a concrete board.

Spicy Smoky Margarita

Traci
Spicy, smoky, and sweet with a definite kick, this margarita is sure to become a crowd favorite!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Cocktails
Cuisine American
Servings 2 drinks
Calories 289 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 2 ounces Milagro Anejo Tequila
  • 2 ounces Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur
  • 8 ounces [Sour Mix]
  • Slice of Lime
  • 1 Tablespoon Smoked Salt

Instructions

  • Run lime around top edge of glass.
  • Dip in smoked salt.
  • Add tequila, chile liqueur, and sour mix.
  • Stir gently.
  • Add ice.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • Use a slice of lime to rim the glass
  • By putting the smoked salt on a plate, it allows for easy application and less waste.
  • Add all your liquid first and then add your ice. This is to insure you don’t water down your drink.
  • Use good quality ice. We bought an ice mold and the ice didn’t water the drink down at all.

Nutrition

Serving: 1drinkCalories: 289kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 1gSodium: 3183mgFiber: 2gSugar: 41g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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