Jalapeño-Tequila Smash

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

Toast the last days of summer with Jalapeño-Tequila Smash cocktail.

Yield: Makes 1 serving
Recipe from Southern Living

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  • 2 lime slices
  • 2 orange slices
  • 1 fresh jalapeño pepper slice
  • 2 to 3 tsp. simple syrup
  • Ice cubes
  • 3 tablespoons tequila
  • 1/2 cup lemon-lime soft drink, club soda, or seltzer water


  1. Muddle lime slices, orange slices, jalapeño pepper slice, and simple syrup in a 12-oz. glass to release flavors. Fill glass with ice cubes, and add tequila; stir until thoroughly chilled (about 30 seconds). Top with lemon-lime soft drink, club soda, or seltzer water.
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