Habanero Peach Margaritas
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Habanero Peach Margaritas

Happy Cinco de Mayo week! If you’re me, you’ll be on the lookout for a delicious margarita at some point this week and so I thought I would just bring you these delicious Habanero Peach Margaritas! There’s plenty of time to make these happen before the weekend and you definitely should!

This recipe is loosely inspired by a cocktail I had in New Orleans last year on the Hot Tin Roof Bar. It was a mezcal based drink that was shockingly spicy. I like spicy things and even I said, “WHOA”.

That version used mango, which you could substitute easily in this recipe, but I used frozen peaches just because they are readily available. Either works and cools down the heat from the habaneros.

And trust me. You need something to cool it down. This syrup pulls no punches. I blended up the seeds and everything. The syrup alone will make your eyes water. Be careful with it! About an ounce of it to a drink is a good start. Go up to two ounces if you dare. It’s potent stuff, but also perfect with tequila on a hot sunny day.

CHEERS to Peach Margaritas!

  • I updated this post on May 1, 2019 to spicy up the directions and add some new images!
Habanero Peach Margaritas

Habanero Peach Margaritas

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Makes about a dozen margaritas
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These margaritas pack a serious punch and are SO addictively spicy. You can’t drink them too fast though! The perfect mix of sweet and heat!

Ingredients

Habanero Peach Syrup:

1 cup frozen peaches
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
2 fresh habanero peppers, halved

Two Margaritas:

3 ounces tequila or mezcal
2-3 ounces peach habanero syrup
4-5 ounces margarita mix
1 ounce fresh lime juice
Salt for rim
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Directions

  1. To make syrup, add all ingredients in a small pot over low heat. Stir together until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is lightly steaming. No need to boil. Remove from heat and let sit for five minutes. Then cool either by placing in the fridge or add the pot to an ice bath to cool rapidly. Blend mixture to finish syrup. Optionally strain out any solids.
  2. To make a margarita, combine syrup (2-3 ounces per two margaritas depending on how spicy you can take it), with margarita mix, fresh lime, and tequila or mezcal. Shake well with ice. Strain into glasses with a salt rim. CHEERS!

Habanero Syrup for Peach Margaritas

The only thing you need to really prep for these bad boys is the syrup. Just a few ingredients cooked down over low heat with water until the sugar dissolves. No need to boil them or anything.

Habanero syrup - Habanero Peach Margaritas

Making syrup!

Then you just have to let this cool down so you can blend it. If you’re me, and impatient, you can stick it over an ice bath for rapid cooling.

Syrup ready - Peach Margaritas

Cool it down.

Again, I blended up the whole peppers with the peach and everything and just transferred it to a jar for storage. This syrup will keep fine in the fridge for weeks. It’s REALLY SPICY. If you want to tone it down a bit, you could remove the seeds from the peppers before blending. But I suggest just going for it.

Spicy Habanero syrup - Peach Margaritas

Fire in a bottle.

If you have enough guts to try the habanero peach syrup by itself, you’ll agree it’s basically a dare. But, it does chill out once you mix it with other cocktail ingredients and it gets watered down a bit.

Making a Peach Margarita

For two margaritas I usually use three ounces of the spicy syrup and three ounces of tequila or mezcal plus 4-5 ounces of good quality margarita mix.

Shake a Marg - Habanero Peach Margaritas

Shake it up.

Strain the margaritas into a few glasses with some salt on the rim and you’re ready for a taco.

Straining Margaritas - Peach Margaritas

Action shot.

In theory I could drink half a dozen of these on a warm sunny day, but in practice drinking more than two is pretty tricky because they are 🔥!

Send these habanero peach margaritas to a spice lover, or better yet, just make them!

Habanero Peach Habaneros

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6 comments on “Habanero Peach Margaritas

  1. They sound delicious. Recipes for margaritas always make me think of being on a cruise. Nothing nicer than sipping an ice-cold margarita looking out over the ocean.

  2. omg I love these!!!! I have a thing for cocktails with unusual ingredients like rosemary, violets .. or like here: Chillies! :)

  3. These sound incredible! My other half can handle a lot of heat. Me…not so much. I love that we could add the right amount of syrup to suit our tastes. Mine might be a drop or two, haha! Great recipe :)

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