Spicy Tequila Sunrise

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Wake up those taste buds!

Here’s a tasty twist on the traditional tequila sunrise. The pop of jalapeño pepper will certainly perk you right up. Keep the seeds in when muddling the hot pepper slice for a little additional heat.

Looking for something even spicier? Upgrade that chili to serrano pepper. It comes in double or more the heat of the jalapeño, with a very comparable taste. Now that’ll wake you up!

Spicy Tequila Sunrise

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 jalapeño pepper slice wheeled, keep seeds in for extra heat
  • 1 1/2 ounces agave tequila
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 3 teaspoons pomegranate juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • Orange slices and jalapeño rings for garnish


  • In a shaker, muddle the lime and jalapeño slice, and then add in the orange juice, sugar, and tequila.
  • Top with ice and shake well.
  • In a rocks glass, pour the pomegranate juice over ice and then strain the cocktail from the shaker over top.
  • Garnish with either an orange or jalapeño slice.
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on August 17, 2019 to include new content.
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