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Making silver jalapeno tequila at home in a glass jar, jose cuervo silver tequila and a bowl of jalapenos

Jalapeno Tequila

The best recipe for homemade jalapeno tequila that has just the right amount of spiciness to give you a little warmth in your cocktail. 
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword jalapeno infused tequila, jalapeno tequila, spicy cocktails
Prep Time 5 minutes
Steeping 12 hours
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 750 mL


  • 2 fresh jalapenos, cut in half lengthwise, keep the ribs and seeds for less heat, use 1 jalapeno
  • 1 750 ml bottle of silver or blanco tequila I use Jose Cuervo Especial Blue Agave Silver Tequila


  • Combine the entire bottle of tequila and the cut jalapenos in a glass container or pitcher. 
    Let it sit at room temp, covered, for 10-12 hours.
  • Strain the jalapenos and seeds from the tequila using a fine mesh strainer (make sure there is a container under the strainer, don't pour your tequila down the drain).
  • Store in a glass container with a lid (can use the tequila bottle) for up to 6 months. 


  • Use in your favorite tequila drinks to give it a little heat!
    I do not recommend the tequila for shots (LOL)