Add a bit of heat to your next Tequila Sunrise by using your own chile-infused tequila. We also love this fiery tequila from Public Restaurant in New York City in a Red Chile–Guava Margarita.

What to buy: Look for small, dried red chile peppers; if you can’t find them, substitute fresh serranos.

This recipe was featured as part of our DIY Holiday Gifts Advent Calendar.

  • Yield: 1 (750-milliliter) bottle
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Total: Under 5 mins, plus 1 to 2 days for infusing 
  • Active: Under 5 mins 

Ingredients (2)

  • 6 small, dried red chiles, halved lengthwise, seeds removed
  • 1 (750-milliliter) bottle 100 percent agave tequila


  1. Place red chiles in tequila. Allow to infuse for 1 to 2 days.