There’s a reason infused waters are so popular: they’re easy to make and super delicious. So why not infuse tequila too? It’s just another liquid that gets a serious flavor boost from a simple addition (like peppers). Even those who break a sweat at the thought of “spicy” will enjoy it, as the heat level can easily be adjusted.

Besides their delicious flavor, jalapeño peppers are also rich in vitamin C and capsaicin, which gives both your margaritas and your metabolism a boost. Capsaicin is also an anti-inflammatory that fights infection, stimulates blood flow, and may improve digestion. Talk about a power pepper!

Ready for your best tequila experience yet? Stock up on limes, get chopping, and let the infusion begin.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 quart-sized jar
  • 750ml bottle of tequila (we love 100% pure agave varieties)
  • 3 medium-sized jalapeños

What to Do:

  1. Thinly slice jalapeños (don’t discard the seeds!), place into the jar, and pour tequila to the top.
  2. Screw on the lid and shake.
  3. Place jar in a room-temperature, dark place (such as a cabinet), for at least 24 hours. We recommend infusing for 2 to 3 days, and up to a week for maximum heat.
  4. When fully infused, pour tequila through a mesh strainer to remove jalapeño and seeds.
  5. Pour back into jar and enjoy!