Has it been a million years since you’ve dined out at your favorite Mexican restaurant or had an ice cold fancy margarita in your hand? It feels like an ETERNITY over here! But, I’ve found an amazingly easy margarita that takes zero mixology skills and still tastes like it is restaurant worthy. My Jalapeno Limeade Margarita is foolproof! I swear this is such a tasty easy cocktail that you may be shocked by how quickly that bottle of tequila disappears.
If you have zero mixology skills but love a fancy margarita, then try this cocktail using Trader Joe’s Jalapeno Limeade for the worlds easiest spicy margarita!
Mixers for Margaritas
Margaritas are so tricky because you really have to know your way around a bar to get one just perfect. If you’re like me and you don’t have mad bartending skills, then you’re at the mercy of mixers. And, they are always too sour, too sweet, or just meh.
That’s why I love this Trader Joe’s Jalapeno Limeade as a mixer for this margarita! It’s not a mixer. It’s a juice. It’s already delicious on it’s own! All you have to do is pour.
Easiest margarita on the planet!
Easy Spicy Margarita
Let’s chat about this limeade. Trader Joe’s has a delicious organic Jalapeño Limeade that doubles as the world’s best mixer. If you feel inadequate in the bartending department, then this is a sure way to boost your confidence!
You may be wondering: How spicy is this cocktail? Not very. That’s what makes it such a crowd pleaser! It has just a little kick to it–not a punch in the gut. After all, this limeade is a juice first.
In fact, I like to add a little Mexican Season Salt (see recipe) to the rim of my glass to give it an extra little kick. Plus, I throw in a few jalapeno slices for fun. Still, yall, I’m telling you this is NOT a overly spicy cocktail.
As the recipe developer, it was my duty to rigorously test this concoction to ensure it’s worthiness. Trust me, you can drink several of these bad boys.
- 4 oz. Trader Joe's Jalapeno Limeade
- 1 shot (1.75 oz) White Tequila
- Ice to fill glass 3/4 full
- Jalapeno slices for garnish
- Lime wedge for garnish
Mexican Season Salt
- 2 tsp. Fine table salt
- 1/4 tsp. Cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp. Black Pepper
- 1/4 tsp. Cumin
- 1/4 tsp. Paprika
- Lime wedge to wet the rim
- Prep the season salt by adding all Mexican Season Salt ingredients together in a small bowl and stir.
- Using a lime wedge, wet the rim of the glass. Take a bit of the season salt and put on a flat plate. Then turn the glass upside down into the season salt to coat the edges.
- Add ice to the glass.
- Add tequila to the glass.
- Add Jalapeno Limeade to the glass. No need to stir.
- Top with lime and/or jalapeno slices. Drink ASAP!
I love ORDERING a margarita, but I’m not usually a fan of MAKING margaritas. I always feel like I have a million expensive ingredients and still feel MEH about the rita. Too much fuss for mediocre results. BUT NOT THIS TIME!
All it takes is a little splash of your favorite tequila and the magic ingredient: Trader Joe’s Jalapeno Limeade!
Sit on your patio, munch on my favorite Veggie Taquitos, and sip on some Jalapeno Limeade Margaritas this weekend! All will be right with the world again!
We may be social distancing, but we can still connect! I’d love to know if these are your new go-to easy margaritas. Drop me a line in the comments below!