Hot Honey Margarita

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.

Hot Honey Margarita
Photo: Amy Trayor
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins


Hot Honey Syrup

  • ½ cup hot honey

  • ½ cup water


  • 1 ½ ounces tequila or mezcal

  • 1 ounce lime juice

  • ½ ounce hot honey syrup

  • ½ ounce triple sec

  • Lime wedge for garnish


  1. 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.)

  2. 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.

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