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Jalapeño Mango Lime Gimlet

This Jalapeño Mango Lime Gimlet is a go-to for me when I want a refreshing and spicy cocktail! If you make the simple syrup ahead of time then this cocktail comes together in just a few minutes!


For the mango simple syrup:

  • 1 cup chopped 1 inch mango pieces
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar

For the cocktail:

  • 2 fluid oz tequila
  • 1 small jalapeño cut into large pieces (leave seeds if you like it spicy)
  • Ice
  • 1/2 fluid oz lime juice
  • 1 fluid oz mango simple syrup
  • mint, lime, and/or jalapeño slice for garnish


For the mango simple syrup:

  1. Add the mango, water, and granulated sugar to a medium saucepan and bring to a low boil over high heat. Once boiling, stir to dissolve the sugar and then remove from heat. Cover and let steep for at least 30 minutes.

  2. Pour through a fine mesh strainer to remove the mango solids (which can be discarded). Store syrup in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

For the cocktail:

  1. Combine the tequila and jalapeño in a shaker and use the back of a spoon or a muddler to smash the jalapeño. If you have the time. let this sit for about 5 minutes to help release the jalepeño juices into the tequila.

  2. Next, fill the shaker with ice and then add in the lime juice and simple syrup. Shake until the shaker is very cold.

  3. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish. Serve right away!