Pepper Jelly Margaritas

Pepper Jelly Margaritas Recipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck
As the name implies, Pepper Jelly Margaritas are mixed with green pepper jelly. Make this Southern-style margarita your signature cocktail at your next get-together.


Makes 3 cups
Total time: 10 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 10 Minutes


1 cup tequila
1 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup orange liqueur
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup green pepper jelly
Garnish: lime slices


Stir together first 5 ingredients in a large pitcher, stirring until sugar and pepper jelly are dissolved. Fill cocktail shaker with ice cubes; pour desired amount of mixture into cocktail shaker. Cover with lid, and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled (about 30 seconds). Strain into chilled glasses with salted rims. Serve immediately.

Note: We tested with Grand Marnier orange liqueur.