A spicy blackberry margarita in a short cocktail glass with fresh fruit surrounding it

Spicy Blackberry Margarita

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 24 hours
  • cook_time Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 24 hours 5 minutes
  • yield Yield: 6 1x
  • category Category: Drink
  • method Method: Cocktail Shaker
  • cuisine Cuisine: Mexican


Smooth tequila is infused with peppery jalapeño and combined with fresh lime juice, homemade blackberry simple syrup and more in this eye-catching cocktail! There’s nothing like sipping on a Spicy Blackberry Margarita.



For the Jalapeño Infused Tequila

  • 1 1/2 cups blanco or reposado tequila
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced

For the Blackberry Simple Syrup

  • 1012 blackberries
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water

For the Blackberry Margarita

  • 1 1/2 oz. jalapeño tequila
  • 1/2 oz cointreau
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon blackberry simple syrup
  • 5 blackberries
  • 2 oz. club soda


  1. Add tequila and sliced jalapeños to a mason jar. Cover and let sit for at least 24 hours. (the longer you let it infuse the more “spice” it will have.)
  2. Add blackberries, sugar and water to a small saucepan. Muddle the blackberries with a muddler or wooden spoon. Heat to medium heat and cook until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Strain out seeds then transfer simple syrup to a small container. Chill in the refrigerator.
  4. Add 5 blackberries, tequila, cointreau and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker. Muddle the blackberries using a muddler or wooden spoon. Add lime juice and 2-3 ice cubes.
  5. Cover the cocktail shaker securely and shake until the shaker is frosted on the outside.
  6. Strain into a cocktail glass filled with ice and top with club soda.
  7. Garnish with fresh blackberries, mint sprig and jalapeño slice.


To Make Ahead: Instead of straining margarita mixture into ice-filled glasses, transfer to a large mason jar. Seal jar and keep refrigerated for up to 24 hours. When ready to serve, proceed with the recipe as usual. This ensures that the drinks won’t water down or lose their fizz.


  • Serving Size: 1 cocktail
  • Calories: 168
  • Sugar: 7 g
  • Sodium: 15 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g

Keywords: jalapeno margarita, blackberry simple syrup, how to make a margarita