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Posted on February 20, 2018 There have been 0 comments

Spicy green margarita recipe from Benitos Hat

We've got Taco Tuesday totally covered for you guys today! Start by taking our quiz to build your perfect taco from Benito's Hat brand new book, then pair it with this spicy margarita to liven up your week!



This margarita is nothing short of spectacular but – and this is a big but – you have got to like a little heat. A tropical, herby, citrusy, spicy margarita that slips down all too easily.


lime wedge

sea salt

8 mint leaves, plus a sprig to garnish

10 fresh coriander/cilantro leaves

a tiny piece of habanero chilli/ chile

15 ml/1 tablespoon mixed agave syrup (a 75:25 mix of agave syrup and water, to make pouring easier)

35 ml/⅛ cup 100% Blue Agave

Tequila Blanco

25 ml/1 ½ tablespoons pineapple juice

25 ml/1 ½ tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

serves 1


Rim a margarita glass with the salt by first running the lime wedge around the rim and then placing the glass upside down on a saucer of the salt, leaving a light covering around the edge of the glass.

Muddle together the mint, coriander/ cilantro, chilli/chile and a splash of the agave mix in a shaker. Combine with all the remaining ingredients and shake hard with a scoop of ice.

Strain through a sieve into the glass. Garnish with a mint sprig.

This also makes a great virgin version (agua fresca). Simply replace the tequila with apple juice and then top up with fizzy water in a long glass.


This recipe is from Everyone Loves Tacos by Felipe Fuentes Cruz and Ben Fordham of Benito's Hat, photography by Peter Cassidy © Ryland Peters & Small

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