This fun tequila cocktail uses hot honey for a twist on the popular spicy margarita. An aged tequila like a reposado works especially well with the earthy and floral flavors of honey. If you prefer a cocktail with slightly less of a kick, feel free to use half regular honey and half hot honey.

Amy Traynor
EatingWell.com, May 2021

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Credit: Amy Trayor

Recipe Summary test

active:
5 mins
total:
5 mins
Servings:
1
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Ingredients

Hot Honey Syrup
Cocktail

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare hot honey syrup: Combine hot honey and water in a jar or other container and stir until the honey is completely dissolved. (Refrigerate any leftovers for up to 2 weeks.)

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  • To prepare cocktail: Combine tequila (or mezcal), lime juice, syrup and triple sec in a cocktail shaker or a jar with a lid. Add ice to fill the shaker (or jar) three-fourths full. Shake until chilled, then strain into an ice-filled margarita or rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wedge, if desired.

To make ahead

Refrigerate honey syrup for up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts

205 calories; sodium 2mg; carbohydrates 17g; sugars 15g; vitamin a iu 15IU; potassium 42mg.
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