Spicy margarita mocktail recipe

Ultimate Guilt-Free Spicy Margarita Mocktail Recipe

With just a handful of simple ingredients, you can whip up a refreshing drink with a spicy punch to enjoy on the quad with friends. It doesn’t matter if you do or do not drink alcohol, we bring the margarita flavors to you in a skinny, cheap, and easy-to-make package. This spicy margarita mocktail recipe is effortless and is sure to become your go-to summer recipe.

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Beat the summer heat with our quick and easy recipe for a skinny spicy margarita mocktail that’s perfect for college students. 

10 min. Prep
0 Cook
10 min. Total
1 Servings




Slice jalapeño into thin circles. If you are looking for less spice, cut the jalapeño in half lengthwise, and remove the seeds. Then cut into half moons.



Cut lime in half right down the middle. Cut one half into wedges and the other half into circles.



Use a lime wedge to moisten the rim of the cocktail glass, then dip into Tajin.


Add your desired amount of jalapeños slices to the cocktail glass. Use a muddler or spoon to press against the jalapeño. This will help release the spicy juices and essence of the jalapeño.



Squeeze 1-2 lime wedges into the cocktail glass and add agave. Muddle again with a muddler or spoon.


Pour in your favorite sparkling water or soda. I am using


. Garnish with a lime slice and more jalapeño slices if you wish.

This skinny spicy margarita mocktail is an absolute game-changer for college students who want an easy and refreshing summer drink. It’s low in calories, low in sugars, and without alcohol. It’s the ideal go-to recipe when you’re craving a yummy beverage but want to keep it light and alcohol-free.

Mareesa Ahmad

But let’s not stop there – if you want to take your mocktail making experience to the next level, here are two tips to consider: (1) Before cutting your lime, give it a good roll on the counter to get all those juices flowing inside. (2) Take a moment to really muddle those jalapeños so all of that fiery essence can be released into your drink. 

I love this recipe because it is so versatile. Feel free to experiment with various flavors, add in berries, or swap in your favorite sparkling soda or water to better suit your taste buds. And for those of legal drinking age, adding an ounce of tequila can instantly transform this mocktail into a spirited cocktail, giving you the best of both worlds. 

Mareesa Ahmad

Simplicity and convenience – two essential criteria needed for college students and that’s why this recipe stays winning. It requires only a few basic supplies such as a plate, spoon, glass, and knife and it is super easy to make in a dorm room. Within minutes, you will have a refreshing mocktail in hand, ready to be enjoyed on the quad, by the pool, or wherever you choose to escape the summer heat.

To turn this drink recipe into a party, prepare some snacks that pair well with the drink. Fresh guacamole and salsa with tortilla chips are an excellent choice. The creamy and tangy flavors of the guacamole, along with a fresh mix of tomatoes, onions, and cilantro from the salsa, will perfectly complement that zesty kick of our spicy margarita mocktail recipe.

Mareesa Ahmad

This skinny spicy margarita mocktail is your secret weapon for those hot summer days when you want a burst of flavor without the alcohol. If you have a love affair with spice and are a die-hard Tajin fan like me, this mocktail recipe is a match made in heaven. Whip it up, take a break from the books, and savor the summer vibes with a drink that’s fun, tasty, and totally Instagram-worthy.

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