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.

EatingWell.com, May 2021

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Credit: Amy Trayor

Recipe Summary

total:
5 mins
active:
5 mins
Servings:
1
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

1 cocktail
60 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 9g; dietary fiber 0.1g; sugars 6.5g; monosaccharides 0.3g; disaccharides 0.1g; other carbs 2.4g; fat 0.1g; saturated fat 0g; mono fat 0g; poly fat 0g; trans fatty acid 0g; cholesterol 0mg; water 29.9g; ash 0.1g; vitamin a iu 14IU; vitamin a re 1.1RE; vitamin a carotenoid 1.1RE; vitamin a retinol 0RE; vitamin a carotene 8.4mcg; vitamin b1 thiamin 0mg; vitamin b2 riboflavin 0mg; vitamin b3 niacin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.1mg; vitamin b6 0mg; vitamin b12 0mcg; vitamin c 8.4mg; vitamin e alpha equivalents 0.1mg; vitamin e iu 0.1IU; vitamin e mg 0.1mg; folate 2.8mcg; vitamin k 0.2mcg; pantothenic acid 0mg; calcium 4mg; copper 0mg; iron 0mg; magnesium 2.5mg; manganese 0mg; phosphorus 4.4mg; potassium 35mg; selenium 0mcg; sodium 1.5mg; zinc 0mg; 40 butyric 0g; 60 caprioc 0g; 80 caprylic 0g; 100 capric 0g; 120 lauric 0g; 140 myristic 0g; 160 palmitic 0g; 180 stearic 0g; 161 palmitol 0g; 181 oleic 0g; 201 eicosen 0g; 221 erucic 0g; 182 linoleic 0g; 183 linolenic 0g; 184 stearidon 0g; 204 arachidon 0g; 205 epa 0g; 225 dpa 0g; 226 dha 0g; omega 3 fatty acid 0g; omega 6 fatty acid 0g; alcohol 3.9g; caffeine 0mg; pyramid fruit 0; energy 7.6kcal; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; soluble fiber 0g; insoluble fiber 0g; vitamin d iu 0IU; vitamin d mcg 0mcg; pyramid fat 0; exchange fat 0.
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