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Sip On A Spicy Margarita to Close Out Spring

By Inside Columbia
Jalapeño Margarita Gunter Hans

Photos by L.G. Patterson 

Morgan Wright - Gunter HansI feel like spring is the perfect time to spice up our menu with a jalapeño margarita, which I love for really hitting all the flavors and staying on your tongue. The spice complements a salty, sour and sweet margarita. Muddling the jalapeños with their seeds really brings the heat, and even unlocks vegetal and umami flavors. The triple sec and simple syrup cool things down, and the fresh lime juice and salt rim balance it all out, hitting all five taste sensations. I always double strain to keep out the seeds, and finish the drink with an extra jalapeño slice, which I love to eat at the end!

Morgan Wright is the owner of Günter Hans European Pub & Café.

Jalapeño Margarita


  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 3 Jalapeño slices


  • First muddle jalapeños.
  • Then add the tequila, lime, triple sec and simple syrup.
  • Then shake and double strain.
  • Serve in a salt-rimmed rocks glass with ice.


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