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Spicy Aji Cachucha Margarita

Feeling spicy! Peppers aren’t only for cooking. Make a fiery margarita with our mixology recipe using aji cachucha—a small, mild pepper used in many traditional Caribbean dishes.

Serving

Serving

2 person
Time

Time

6 mins
Difficulty

Difficulty

intermediate

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 oz tequila
  • 2 oz triple sec
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 Tbsp agave syrup
  • 2 aji cahucha peppers, more to garnish
  • Salt
  • Ice cubes

DIRECTIONS

  1. Pour salt onto a serving plate.
  2. Moisten the rim of your margarita glasses and dip into the salt. Fill with ice and set aside.
  3. Seed and dice the aji cahucha peppers.
  4. Pour tequila, triple sec, lime juice, agave syrup, and the diced aji cahucha peppers into a cocktail shaker over ice.
  5. Cover and shake until your shaker has frosted.
  6. Strain mixture into the margarita glasses and garnish with lime slices and aji peppers.