Summer is a time for entertaining. It’s a time for you to bust out those cocktail skills and provide your guests with the libations they deserve. I’ve shared the Tommy’s Margarita before ­– featuring Altos Tequila and fresh ingredients – but wanted to create something new. Below you will find my take on a jalapeño margarita recipe that uses Altos Añejo, Olmeca Altos’ newest tequila in their portfolio.

This recipe pairs really well with chips and guacamole. Find more food pairings and entertaining tips after the recipe.

Altos Añejo Jalapeño Margarita Recipe

Spicy Margarita Made with Altos Añejo Tequila

Serves: 4 jalapeño margaritas


  • ¾ cup Altos Añejo Tequila
  • ¼ to ½ jalapeño pepper, with extras as garnish
  • ¼ cup Grand Marnier
  • ½ cup fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup simple syrup
  • 2 splashes of sparkling water
  • handful of ice


  1. Pour your premium tequila into a mixing glass and add the sliced jalapeños. Leave at room temperature for 10-15 minutes. Adjust time depending on how spicy you want your margaritas to be. (longer the time, the spicier it will be).
  2. Mix together the jalapeño-infused Altos Añejo tequila, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, and Grand Marnier. Now the best part.. taste! If you think it needs more spice, then add a few more jalapeños.
  3. Pour into glasses and add any extra lime and jalapeño slides for garnish.
  4. Enjoy!

Now that you have your cocktail out of the way, let’s talk entertaining.

1. Food

You can never have enough food. If you’re having a gathering, and want to leave an impression, make sure you know what your guests like to eat. Are they vegetarian, meat eater, cheese connoisseur?

To be sure you covered all of your bases, I recommend grabbing a few meat and cheeses from the deli, a vegetable tray, and various chips, nuts, and dips. All of these will pair nicely with your jalapeño margarita cocktail.

2. Games

Whether you’re hosting inside or outside, games are always a good choice. If you’re outside, try bocce ball or corn hole. If you’re inside, Cards Against Humanity, Exploding Kittens, and Heads Up will do the trick. My favorite out of the three is Heads Up, because it doesn’t matter if you’re in the kitchen or the living room, the game only requires one smart device.

3. Try the Altos Añejo Batanga Recipe

Olmeca Altos Añejo - Batanga Recipe

Two cocktail recipes is better than one, right? Try the Añejo Batanga recipe and see why Olmeca Altos’ third tequila to grace their portfolio is so versatile and awesome.

If those recipes don’t suit you, head on over to Altos Tequila’s recipe page to see other cocktails available using their Plata and Reposado tequila.

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This post is sponsored by Olmeca Altos Tequila. All opinions are my own.