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Best Spicy Margarita Mix for 2024!

Originally Posted On May 21, 2023 and Last Updated On

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Best Spicy Margarita Mixes to Spice Things Up!

Looking for something to spice up your normal everyday margarita? These spicy Margarita mixes add some zing and unique flavors without adding carbs and calories. And since hey come with their own built in “heat”, they’re perfect to dink even when it’s cold outside.

What’s the Best Spicy Margarita Mix?

The best spicy margarita mixes come with heat from all types of peppers like Jalapenos, habaneros and even Hatch chilies grown only in the Hatch Valley of New Mexico.

And if that isn’t enough to get your taste buds working in over drive, try a spicy watermelon margarita with a strong habanero kick to it.

No matter what your taste buds are craving, as long as you like hot and spicy, there is a mix on our list of the best spicy margarita mixes just for you.

And if these are just too much for you, try our picks for the best margarita mixes here.

BrandPepper TypeBottle SizePriceStore
LavaJalapeño33.8 Fl Oz$17.99Amazon
BarsmithHatch Green Chiles32 Fl Oz$10.99Amazon
Zing Zangjalapeño32 Fl Oz$7.98Amazon
Hella Cocktail Co.Habanero25.4 Fl Oz$21.49Amazon
Jordan’s Skinnyjalapeño32 Ounces$9.99Amazon
Spicy Margarita Mix Comparison

LAVA Premium

This is my number one pick for the best spicy margarita mix, especially if you’re new to the spicy trend. You get three different flavors in this so you can get an idea of what’s available and what best suits your personal taste.

And don’t let the names fool you. Their spicy watermelon mix may not sound yummy, but it’s my favorite out of the three bottles.

Each bottle has 1000ml (33.8oz) of mix so you can make about 8-10 drinks from each bottle. So if you want to grab these for a party, you could use the entire 3-pack and make around 24-30 drinks. And not all the same.

All of Lava’s products are strictly vegan and gluten free, meaning only plant based ingredients and no grains. There are also no artificial preservatives or colorings, and although pretty much all of the ingredients are kosher, Lava isn’t kosher certified. This jalapeño margarita mix has 70 calories and 16g carbs per 3 ounce serving.

Since these mixers are completely fresh, that also means they won’t last as long as a dry mix or other mixes packed with chemicals. Especially once opened.

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On average, a bottle can be kept for up to a year, while once opened, Lava margarita mixes must be refrigerated and only last a few weeks after you open them. So drink up!

These would make a great gift idea for any home bartender or “true” Margarita lover. And of course Lava sells each flavor individually once you figure out which one is your favorite.


Reverse osmosis purified water, tomato puree, San Marzano Italian tomatoes, lemon juice concentrate, salt, hot sauce (aged red cayenne peppers, distilled vinegar, salt), worcestershire base (salt, spices, garlic powder, onion powder, mustard flour), proprietary spice blend, non-gmo citric acid.

Barsmith Hatch Chile

Barsmith makes two margarita mixes, so be sure to get this one if you want some heat. But be careful, this is the sort of heat that sneaks up on you.

Once you take your first sip, you’ll definitely feel a calm heat on your tongue, but after you swallow, about 15 seconds later you’ll also feel a more intense but not burning heat in your throat. So if you’re new to the spicy margarita craze, take a good gulp and wait 30 seconds to gauge it’s true heat potential.

If you are looking for hot, hot, then go for a jalapeno mixer like he Jodan’s I reviewed below.

Just like the Lava mixes, Barsmith uses high-quality natural ingredients to make it’s mixes. None of their mixes contain GMO products, and there are no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.

If you follow the directions on the bottle exactly, you’ll need to mix 6 ounces of margarita mix and 4 ounces of tequila to get that perfect drink. I personally thought this was delicious using their recommendations and not adding anything other than a lime wheel as a garnish.

This 32 ounce bottle makes approximately five to six drinks which gives it a cost of around two dollars per drink. A whole lot cheaper than any bar or restaurant. But of course you need to add tequila or even vodka too!

Try using crushed ice rather than cubed for a more “Bar” experience!


This mix contains water, pure cane sugar, citric acid, lemon juice (from concentrate), natural flavors, orange juice (from concentrate), pepper extract, hatch green chile, and lime juice (from concentrate).

Zing Zang

If you like the hotter heat you get from jalapeño peppers, this is the one to get. This is the “hottest” as far as spicy warmth mix on our list so far, and like the previous mixes, Zing Zang boasts all natural ingredients like lime, Key lime, and grapefruit juices with 100% blue agave nectar, jalapeño peppers, pure cane sugar and a hint of salt.

So no after artificial after taste here. This was clean tasting (no syrup or artificial tastes) like the above mixers.

What is different is this is the “hottest” mixer we reviewed so far. So if you’re really into heat, try this one first.

The jalapeño peppers kick this spicy up a notch and is more forward heat than the more mellower back heat of the Hatch chilies from the Barsmith above. A nice noticeable heat IF you like spicy foods and drinks, but not overpowering unless you aren’t used to jalapeño peppers.

My girlfriend I was trying this with add seltzer to lighten it up and add some carbonation because the heat was a bit too intense for her.

The price of this mix is also quite reasonable. Each bottle, if you follow Zin Zangs directions, contains eight drinks using 4 ounces of mixer per drink. At less than $10 a bottle it’s the most cost effective spicy margarita mixer on our list so far.


Filtered Water, Cane Sugar, Jalapeño Pepper Juice Concentrate, Juice Blend (Water and Concentrated Juices of Lime, Key Lime, and White Grapefruit), Blue Agave Nectar, Natural Flavors, Salt, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Citric Acid, Beta Carotene (For Color).

Hella Cocktail Co. Habanero

It’s labeled as a “Premium Mixer” and for the price, it better be premium. This is by far the most expensive mixer at between $15 to $20 a bottle. Although full discloser, if you buy multiples the price declines considerably. And the “recommended” amount of mixer is only two ounces vs the normal four most others recommend.

But then again, this bottle is only 25.4 ounces vs the normal 32 ounces. This is when I paid more attention in math class!

But getting to what really matters, the taste, overall I think this is a great mixer and I would buy it again. Hella uses Habanero peppers for their mix which means it isn’t as hot up front as a jalapeño peppers, but still has some heat. I also like that it isn’t too sweet and I couldn’t detect any “off” flavors, although the hint of orange was better than I first imagined.

And perhaps a plus, they produce their products in the USA.

This spicy margarita mix mixes well with any good silver or agave tequila, and if it wasn’t for the price would be more prominent on the list. Overall a great product that I would easily drink again.


Their ingredients include Filtered Water, Cane Sugar, Lime Juice (water and lime juice concentrates), Habanero Peppers, Citric Acid, Sea Salt, Orange Extract, Lime Extract, Rosemary Extract (as antioxidant) and Red Pepper Extract.

Jordan’s Skinny Jalapeno

Sadly, this one is last on the list. And it’s also the only “skinny” mix. I don’t often like anything “Skinny” because that means there are artificial sweeteners and possibly other ingredients that just shouldn’t be in a drink.

But these are bottled mixers, so there is always the freshness vs. convenience debate.

Sadly, I did taste the artificial “stuff” and this didn’t have the same crisp flavors as the other mixes. You will notice the sweeteners that are added to this. It’s still okay, just not as “natural” as the others and a tad too sweet for me.

As a side note here, make sure you mix the bottle well before using each time. The jalapeño flavor seems to sink to the bottom strangely enough.

The heat is pretty up front, so if you don’t really like spicy food, this is not going to be the best mix for you. I’d suggest trying the Lava mixers for a mellower heat.

Overall I’d definitely buy any of the previous mixers before buying this again.

All Jordan’s Skinny Mixes are gluten-free, kosher, keto-friendly, non-GMO, and crafted in the USA.


Water, citric acid, natural flavor, jalapeno, gum arabic, natural flavors, ester gum, sodium citrate, potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate (preservatives), sucralose, acesulfame potassium, xanthan gum, FD&C Yellow No 5

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Spicy Margarita Recipe

A Few Side Notes:

Always mix your bottle of mix well before you add it to your drink.

Once opened, always store in your refrigerator. Most mixes should last one to two weeks in the fridge once opened and up to a year if unopened.

All mixers we reviewed do NOT contain alcohol. So you can use them as mocktails, or add whatever tequila you happen to have on hand.

You can use these mixers over ice, straight or in a margarita machine or just use ice and a blender.

Don’t have tequila on hand, try using gin, vodka or even rum with any of the above. You’d be surprised how good some of these other liquors mix with these mixes. I just wouldn’t use something like scotch or bourbons with these.

Add a splash of pineapple juice or orange juice to cut down on sweetness or spiciness if need be. Your drink will still taste great.

In Closing…

I know there are other mixes and as I get to try them I’ll add more to this review. But “crowdsourcing” is always helpful so if you found something you just know should be on this list, let me know and I’ll grab it and add it before whatever else I randomly find on the shelves.

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