Trust us, you’re gonna like this jalapeño margarita. It hits all the flavor receptors—sweet, salty, tart, and boozy—and balances them so that no single flavor overwhelms. You end up with a margarita that’s very refreshing and has plenty of interesting flavor notes. There is a little work involved, but it’s worth it since it brings out the most in the jalapeño slices. Since you’re not using some sugary mix to camouflage the tequila, don’t skimp on quality: Use a premium silver tequila and Contreau for the absolute best results, and please, no bottled lime juice. Muddling the jalapeño slices in the cocktail shaker gives this drink the right amount of spiciness you want with it. If you want something on the milder side without sacrificing jalapeño flavor, don’t muddle the jalapeño slices—just add them to the shaker and shake.