Peach Habanero Margarita

This Caribbean pepper is famous for being the hottest chile pepper in the world. They come in a variety of shapes and colors (yellow, orange, green, red, chocolate). Not only are they extremely hot, but they also have a unique, distinctively fruity flavor. It is the key ingredient in the popular Jamaican Jerk sauce. The habanero is also widely used in many different types of hot sauces. The popularity of this chile pepper continues to grow and is becoming easier to find on the grocery shelf.

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Yields 1 Margarita


  • 3 ounces peach nectar
  • 1 1/2 ounces silver tequila
  • 2 slices (width-wise, so they make rings) habanero pepper
  • 1/2 ounce cointreau
  • 1/4 ounce lime juice


In a shaker, add ice, tequila and slices of habanero pepper.  Shake well to release the pepper flavoring into the tequila.  Add the rest of the items and shake well again.  Fill a margarita glass half way with ice and strain the cocktail into the glass.

Recipe from A Year Of Cocktails, 2016