Recipe by Karen Rosenbloom, for the Brainfood event in collaboration with Spoon University X TABASCO® Brand.

According to TikTok, spicy margaritas are the hottest drink nowadays.

Traditionally, spicy margs are made by infusing liquor or simple syrup with fresh jalapeños, which can be very time consuming. But my best friend and I discovered you can easily skip that process by adding a few dashes of the TABASCO® Brand Green Sauce to a classic margarita mixture.

Thanks to the jalapeños, the zesty TABASCO® Brand Green Sauce compliments the fresh lime juice and tequila in the drink. This is a sweet, sour, and spicy drink to light up any night.

If you are under the age of 21, this can easily be made into a mocktail by substituting the tequila for 1.5 oz of seltzer water, and the Triple Sec for 1/2 oz of orange juice.  

Spicy Margarita

  • Prep Time:10 secs
  • Cook Time:0
  • Total Time:10 secs
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 1.5 oz tequila
  • 1/2 oz Triple Sec
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp TABASCO® Brand Green Sauce.
  • Ice
  • Salt
Karen Rosenbloom
  • Step 1

    Add the tequila, triple sec, lime juice, simple syrup, and TABASCO® Green Sauce to a shaker filled with ice.

  • Step 2

    Shake for 15 seconds, then pour and serve.

  • Step 3

    I recommend serving in a glass with a salted rim.