Fiery Habanero Margarita

You know what they say: If you can't beat 'em, join 'em! Bring the heat this summer with habanero margaritas.
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Fiery Habanero Margaritas

Recipe by Ken Rich

Start to Finish: 10 minutes

Makes: 2 margaritas


  • 1/4 to 1/2 habanero chile, seeded

  • 1 oz. agave syrup

  • 1 tbsp. chili powder

  • 1 tbsp. sea salt

  • 1 tbsp. sugar

  • 4 oz. fresh lime juice, plus 3 slices for garnish

  • Ice

  • 6 oz. reposado tequila


In cocktail shaker, muddle chile, agave syrup, and 1 oz. water. Strain syrup into small bowl. Rinse shaker. On plate, mix chili powder, sea salt, and sugar. Rub rims of 2 glasses with 1 lime slice; dip in chili powder. Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add lime juice, tequila, and syrup; shake for 20 seconds. Divide between 2 glasses filled with ice. Garnish with remaining 2 lime slices.