Cilantro-Infused Spicy Jalapeno Margaritas

These Cilantro-Infused Spicy Jalapeno Margaritas are the perfect drink for all your entertaining need. They are made with Powell & Mahoney’s Spicy Jalapeno Margarita mix.
I infused them with fresh cilantro leaves to enhance the Mexican flavors we all love. However, if you are not a fan of cilantro, feel free to omit it.
Either way, this drink is guaranteed to impress.

This post is sponsored by Powell & Mahoney. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Cilantro-Infused Spicy Jalapeño Margaritas

Hi friends! I am pretty sure you are in the midst of cooking and prepping for the big day tomorrow. I am too. I just wanted to pop in, wish you a happy Thanksgiving, and sneak in one last quick recipe. Because (1) I think these Cilantro-infused Spicy Jalapeno Margaritas are awesome and (2) I think they are a showstopper if you are entertaining. Tis the season…

One of the fun projects that I worked on back in September was doing some photography work for Powell & Mahoney, a company that produces craft cocktail mixers, for their new website. They sent me several bottles of their carefully crafted and naturally sweetened cocktail mixers along with some recipes to make and photograph in my studio. With this experience, I had a chance to try some of their best-loved classic cocktail recipes that are made by using pure cane sugar. As you might already know, I am all about sweet recipes made with natural sweeteners so this was totally up my alley. Oh and also, they are all naturally gluten-free.

Cilantro-Infused Spicy Jalapeno Margaritas

Now, I’ll be the first one to admit, I am all about creating recipes from scratch. However, let’s face it, if you are entertaining a crowd, a little help from a trusted brand could be a welcome change. And as someone who made, photographed and enjoyed over 10 of cocktails made with Powell & Mahoney mixers, I can tell you that this stuff is really good. They offer many flavors ranging from classics such as Skinny Margaritas, Cosmopolitan, Mojito to trendy ones like Chipotle Bloody Mary, Yuzu Sour Mix, and Mango-Passion Fruit Margarita. All so delicious and true to what it would be like if you were making them from scratch.

Cilantro-Infused Spicy Jalapeño Margaritas

Cilantro-Infused Spicy Jalapeño Margaritas

About this Cilantro-Infused Spicy Jalapeno Margaritas Recipe:

For this cocktail, I used Powell & Mahoney’s Spicy Jalapeno Margarita mix. This was my favorite one of all the cocktails I made while I was working on this project. If you are like me, a lover of spicy hot food and especially the flavor (and hotness) of jalapeno peppers, you are in for some serious treat.

To make this recipe, I infused some fresh cilantro leaves in the margarita mix to get in more of the traditional Mexican flavors into the drink. Here, the word “infused” is a fancy word for steeping 1/4 cup of chopped fresh cilantro leaves in a cup of the margarita mix. I kept the fresh herbs in the mix only a few hours, as I wanted to make sure its flavors do not take over the whole drink. If you are not a fan of cilantro, feel free to make the drink without it. Either way, this is a fantastic cocktail that will impress.

Cilantro-Infused Spicy Jalapeño Margaritas

More from Powell & Mahoney:

Though I loved every cocktail I made using their cocktail mixers, my two other favorite cocktails were the Skinny Margaritas (get the recipe) and Sriracha Blood Marys (get the recipe). Like it is with the Spicy Jalapeno Margarita recipe, both drinks can be made super fast and they are guaranteed to provide incredible drinking experience for your upcoming entertaining.

To get more information on Powell & Mahoney products, recipes, and where you can find them, please visit their website and follow them on Instagram and Facebook.

Skinny Margaritas made with Powell And Mahoney Craft Cocktails

Sriracha Bloody Mary made with Powell and Mahoney Craft Cocktails

Happy Thanksgiving!

Before I let you go, I wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving. If you are traveling, please be safe.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being a reader.
Much love,

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Cilantro-Infused Spicy Jalapeno Margaritas

Cilantro-Infused Spicy Jalapeño Margaritas
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  • Prep Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Alcoholic Drink / Cocktail
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • 12 ounces Powell & Mahoney Spicy Jalapeno Margarita Mix
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped – plus more for garnishing
  • salt, for the rim of the glasses
  • 6 ounces tequila (such as Jose Cuervo)
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 lime, sliced for garnishing
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, sliced thinly as garnish


  1. Place the margarita mix and cilantro leaves in a large mason jar (or a mixing bowl), cover and let it steep for 2 hours*. Drain and discard the cilantro leaves.
  2. If you prefer, moisten the rim of your cocktail glasses with some lime and dip them in a plate of salt. Set them aside.
  3. Place the now “infused” margarita mix in a cocktail shaker along with tequila and ice. Shake and strain over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with a lime, slices of jalapeno pepper, and a few fresh cilantro leaves.


If you want the cilantro taste to be more intense you can steep them longer. Or if you are not a fan of cilantro, feel free to omit it.


  • Serving Size: 4 servings

Editor’s Note: This post is sponsored by Powell & Mahoney. The compensation received in exchange for placement on Foolproof Living is used to purchase ingredients and props, write blog posts, take and edit photos and maintain this website in general.
However, though compensation was received in exchange for coverage, the thoughts and opinions mentioned in this post are my own. Thank you for supporting brands that support Foolproof Living!

Cilantro-Infused Spicy Jalapeño Margaritas
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  • amisha - I love jalapeno margaritas! Love the addition of cilantro in this beautiful looking drink! And as usual your pictures are stunning!ReplyCancel

    • Aysegul Sanford - Awwww thank you Amisha. You are so SO kind. Yes, this drink is perfect for people like me, who love Mexican food.
      Hope you are well my dear friend. <3ReplyCancel

  • Tori// - MMMMmmm! What a great drink to serve for the Holiday season. P.S. your photos are incred!ReplyCancel

    • Aysegul Sanford - Hey Tori! Thanks so much for your kind words.
      We love this drink too.
      Hope you are enjoying your Thanksgiving. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • betty - Whoaaaa these look AMAZING and the flavor profiles – cilantro and jalapeño, in a margarita?!!!! ReplyCancel

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