Celebrate the chili pepper season with this easy to make tequila based keto spicy margarita recipe you will want to make over and over again!
If you’re looking for a refreshing, delicious way to splurge during hatch chile peppers season, then you’re in luck with this delectable low carb tequila cocktail recipe. As a lover of all things Mexican food and my fair share of keto friendly tequila cocktails, I’m always looking to add more low carb options to my repertoire.
I recently was gifted 5 lbs. of fresh hatch chiles from my friends at Melissa’s Produce and knew I needed to incorporate them in a handful of recipes. While I already have these delicious grilled hatch chile poppers and this smoked hatch chile dip recipe, I knew needed the perfect hatch chile infused cocktail to bring it all together.
The real standout that makes this drink layered with flavor is this smoked hatch chili simple syrup that takes this from good to a great recipe. Get all the details below on how to make my sugar free chile simple syrup below, as well as this keto margarita recipe to celebrate the end of summer in style.
- Cocktail Shaker
- Rocks Glass
Smoke Infused Hatch Chile Simple Syrup-
To start, this cocktail really get’s it’s flavor to shine by making my Smoked Simple Syrup recipe (keto optional) with a hatch chili infusion. Might sound complex, but it’s really not!
I prefer to smoke my keto simple syrup recipe on my grill while adding a sliced hatch chile to the mixture and let it soak and infuse. Cook for two hours with a lighter smoke flavored wood (like pecan) and then let it cool to room temperature.
Strain out the mixture to remove the pepper and the seeds. Store in a jar and add a splash of high proof vodka to help preserve it and store in the fridge until needed. No grill? Make standard simple syrup (keto if desired) and just infuse it with roasted hatch chiles on the stove top instead.
Most margaritas follow the classic 3-2-1 ratio of ingredients. This works roughly around that ratio pattern but with this combo:
- 2 oz. Lime Juice + 1 oz. Smoked Hatch Chile Syrup
- 2 oz. Good Tequila (I used Anejo for this)
- 1 oz. Good Orange Liquor (I highly recommend Grand Marnier)
Combine all the lime juice, add the tequila, simple syrup, and Grand Marnier together over ice, shake well, and pour in a rocks glass. I garnished mine with a homemade tajin salt rim, a large ice cube, and a few slices of hatch chile rings for color.
Want more hatch chile recipes to pair this with? Try these hatch chile poppers or this smoked hatch chile dip too! Want to switch it up? Go for some keto tortillas and some pulled pork tacos to really make it a wonderful and filling meal!
Want to make other keto or low carb friendly tequila cocktails? Try one of these recipes too:
- 2 oz. Anejo Tequila
- 2 oz. Lime Juice
- 1 oz. Grand Marnier
- 1 oz. Smoked Hatch Chile Simple Syrup (keto optional)
- In a cocktail shaker combine the tequila, lime juice, grand marnier, and hatch chile syrup. Shake until chilled and strain into a rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a salt rim, lime wedge, and a few hatch chile rings.
No hatch chiles? Use a jalapeno or other pepper you prefer.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 144Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 5gNet Carbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g