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Classic Margarita

Spicy jalapeño salt


Yields 1 cocktail & ¼ cup jalapeño salt
Active Time:
~10 min
Total Time:
~6 hrs 10 min

About this Recipe

It’s hard to beat a classic margarita, but we’re making the case with the addition of jalapeño salt. A little spicy, tart, and sweet, this recipe is a new favorite. We dehydrate jalapeños in the Brava, then blend and mix with salt. The jalapeño salt keeps well in the pantry for up to a year and makes a fun addition to margaritas, spice rubs and marinades. You’ll want to remove the jalapeño seeds before dehydrating - we tested with seeds included and our spice-loving chefs couldn’t handle the heat! If that’s your thing, wear gloves and goggles while handling the jalapeños. When 5 o’clock rolls around, add the jalapeño salt to the rim of a chilled glass, pour your margarita and enjoy!


Make jalapeño salt

  • Halve jalapeños lengthwise, scoop out seeds and membrane, and slice into ¼” half moons.
  • Evenly spread jalapeños on Brava glass tray.
  • Slide glass tray into bottom shelf.
  • Select “Classic Margarita” on your touchscreen and follow instructions.
  • When your food is done, cool jalapeños to room temperature.
  • Grind or blend jalapeños in a spice grinder, small blender or mini food processor until you have a coarse powder mixture.
  • Add dehydrated jalapeños to small bowl, and mix in salt. Store in airtight container until ready to use.


Make margarita

  • Run lime wedge over rim of glass and dip glass in jalapeño salt mixture.
  • Fill margarita glass with ice.
  • In cocktail shaker, combine agave, lime juice, tequila and a handful of ice; shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds, strain and pour into glass.
  • Garnish with lime and serve.