Chili Lime Margarita

A Chili Lime Margarita recipe just in time for summer!  Get your salt and spices mixed, the rim of your glass ready and the lime squeezed – we’re making margaritas.  Host Julie Smith avoids the spicier stuff, but mixologist Phil Armijo is going to make her a perfectly balanced drink she’ll love.  Make sure you’ve got your El Jimador silver tequila and your angostura bitters ready to go. Get the entire ingredient list below.

Step 1: Mix salt, lime zest, chili powder & cayenne pepper on a plate to make a rim seasoning.

Step 2: Cut the lime wheel and rim glass with lime.

Step 3: Roll glass rim in seasoning.

Step 4: Squeeze 1.5 oz of lime juice into the shaker.

Step 5: Add 1.5 oz El Jimador Silver Tequila into the shaker. Shake martini shaker vigorously.

Step 6: Add 1 oz simple syrup into the shaker. 

Step 7: Add 3 dashes of orange bitters into the shaker.

Step 8: Quarter 1 Serrano Chili Pepper and drop into the shaker.

Step 9: Shake vigorously. 

Step 10: Pour over ice and enjoy.


  • 4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp lime zest
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1.5 oz El Jimador Silver
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 3 dashes orange bitters
  • 1/4 serrano chili pepper
  • ice