Moses' Jalapeño Skinny Margarita

Today might be the happiest Monday of all Mondays because it’s National Margarita Day!! It’s no secret that tequila is a household favorite here, after all I live with a guy who perfected his margarita years ago, who likely drinks at least one margarita a week. Which is why the other day, when he exclaimed that he just made the best margarita he’s ever made, I knew I had to share it with you guys! And #PerfectMargarita is an understatement, ‘cuz damn is it good. It’s got all those simple skinny margarita feels, but with the slightest bit of heat thanks to a little jalapeño magic. And if you’re asking yourself “what’s a skinny margarita?”, well, it’s a super simple margarita made with tequila (silver), fresh lime juice, and agave. Skinny and simple, what’s not to love! And it’s a great base recipe to build on—think a splash of lilikoi (passionfruit) juice or in this case a slice of jalapeño, and you’ve instantly put your own twist on a classic. 

Didn’t I tell you today’s the happiest Monday—I mean, hello, talk about the best excuse to have a happy hour on a Monday!! Moses and I will definitely be whipping up this jalapeño skinny margarita, but if you’re looking for more ideas, my friends at Patrón have got seven other recipes that might tickle your fancy. They are actually searching for 2016’s Margarita of the Year and have enlisted the help of seven of the best bartenders in the U.S. and Mexico to share their recipe for the #PerfectMargarita. And guess what, you can help decide on the winner. Head on over here to cast your vote—I’m surprised Moses’ margarita didn’t make the cut (hehehe), but boy does that Stargarita sound good rn (right now). Cheers!!


Serves 1


  • 2 oz. Patrón Silver Tequila
  • 3/4 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. agave (or more to taste)
  • 1 jalapeño slice (plus 1 more for garnish)
  • Ice (to shake with and serve with)


  • Shaker

  • Fine mesh strainer


  1. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake with ice to chill.

  2. Double strain into an old fashioned glass filled with ice by pour the mixture through a fine mesh strainer.

  3. Garnish with a jalapeño slice (seeds removed).

  4. Serve and enjoy!