How To Make A Spicy Margarita At Home


how to make a margarita with a kick

It’s easy to see why the classic Margarita is popular worldwide! Its ideal sweet and sour balance provides for easy and delectable drinking. A beautiful concoction of tequila, agave and orange liqueur takes everyone’s taste buds to a new level, one sip at a time! But, how can you make a margarita at home? Let’s get into it!

Who Was The Margarita Named After?

In December 1953, the world first learned about the Margarita, one of the most popular cocktails in the world and the icon beverage that has transformed tequila from a little-known Mexican novelty into a staple of every bar!

By 1955-1960’s the cocktail was almost everywhere. The Margarita is no exception to the rule that whenever a cocktail becomes popular, people start to speculate as to who originally developed the recipe and when it was first made. The simple truth is that cocktails are rarely made in the entire context of history. A bartender comes up with a nice little concept, mixes it up, and tries it out on a few customers. It gradually spreads from bar to bar and town to town, gaining popularity. In this cocktail’s case, apparently, it was invented by a bartender called Johnny Durlesser. Johnny was asked to recreate a beverage a female client had previously tasted in Mexico. Her name was Margaret, so he named the drink after her! 

how to make a margarita with a kick

Margarita Recipe(s) – Classic + Wicked

Now that you know some interesting facts about the classic Margarita, let’s check out a great Margarita recipe. There are so many variations to this recipe, which is another great thing about this cocktail – its versatility caters to a wide range of cocktail tastes! However, this one is a personal favorite:


Salt rim or not

1.5 oz Tequila

0.5 oz orange liqueur

1 oz lime (effectively 1 whole lime juiced)

0.5 oz agave


Mix all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with cubed ice.

Fine strain into a chilled coupe glass (with salt around the rim, if desired) or a rocks glass.

This recipe can easily be created at home, whether you want to wow your dinner guests, or sip on a delicious cocktail while you read a book, you’ll truly feel like you’re on holiday.

And if you want to take it up a notch, then you must give this wicked spicy Margarita recipe a go! It’s the perfect kick and twist for your palate. It is fantastic with a Tajín rim (mix salt with Tajín seasoning).


Ingredients + Method: 

2 oz tequila

1 oz pineapple mandarin lime habanero shrub

¼ lime wedge squeezed in

Build right in the glass


Top with 2 oz of soda water

A cocktail’s sweet and sour components must be in harmony for it to be truly wonderful. A shrub boasts both tastes and is sometimes referred to as drinking vinegar in its non-alcoholic form. Cocktail shrubs are an acidic syrup made from water, fruit (and occasionally other botanicals), sugar, and vinegar. When incorporated into a cocktail, shrubs give depth and complexity. However, a shrub can be difficult to create in a recipe.

So why risk it? How to make a Margarita couldn’t be easier. Take your cocktail game to another level with our ready-made deliciously crafted shrubs. You’ll be yearning for more after every sip.