When head distiller Ashley Smith says that she makes this Spicy Green Chile Margarita with friends for Taco Tuesdays at home, you know it will be a winner in your home-bar repertoire.

2 ounces 505 Spirits Burquila joven agave spirit

1 ounce 505 Spirits Green Sauce green chile liqueur

1 ounce fresh lime juice

½ ounce Green Chile Lime Syrup (see below)


Garnish: salt, Jillipepper Hot Fiesta Pepper,* and a lime wedge



1 cup sugar

1 cup water

3 or 4 roasted green chiles

Lime zest, to taste

Serves 1

1. Mix equal amounts of kosher salt and Jillipepper Hot Fiesta Pepper mix on a small plate. Moisten the rim of a glass with lime, dip it in the spicy mixture, and set aside.

2. Combine remaining ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into the glass, pour over fresh ice in the glass if you are enjoying it on the rocks, and add the lime wedge.



1. Boil sugar and water until sugar dissolves. Add roasted green chiles and lime zest.

2. Remove from heat, chill, and strain before use.

*Order New Mexico–made Jillipepper products at jillipepper.com.

Read more: This recipe originally appeared in "Spirted Women" by Natalie Bovis.