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Spicy Guava Margarita Cocktail Recipe

When it comes to the classic Mexican cocktail that is a margarita, I’ve got thoughts. I like mixing up a classic margarita on the rocks or a Cadillac Margarita recipe, but this Guava Margarita is inspired by a road trip I took from Los Angeles to Austin, which went down in a Mazda 5 rental. So, it seemed fitting to tweak the Cadillac on the road by adding a touch of Mexican soda and re-coining it the Mazda 5.

Spicy Guava Cadillac Margarita Cocktail Recipe

Why You’ll Like This Recipe

I made this Spicy Guava Cadillac Margarita Cocktail Recipe with guava juice and a splash of soda for a Guava Cadillac of sorts at home. 

Recipe Ingredients

This cocktail is made with:

  • Jalapeño chiles
  • Guava nectar or Guava soda
  • Añejo tequila
  • Freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • Agave nectar
  • Orange liqueur
  • Sparkling water
  • Ice

How To Make This Recipe

Here’s how to make this recipe: 

  1. Chill A Glass: Fill a rocks glass with ice water to chill.
  2. Combine Ingredients In A Cocktail Shaker: Put the jalapeno slices, guava juice, tequila, lime juice, agave, orange liqueur, and ice in a cocktail shaker. 
  3. Shake And Strain: Shake until chilled, dump out the ice water from the cocktail glass, then pour the margarita through the strainer into the glass over fresh ice. 
  4. Garnish And Serve: Garnish with a few slices of jalapeno and serve!

Okay, now it’s time to stock up on these Mexican pantry ingredients, then try your hand at making this, and then share your creation with us by tagging @saltandwind and #swsociety on social! 

Spicy Guava Cadillac Margarita Cocktail Recipe

Spicy Guava Cadillac Margarita Cocktail Recipe

This Spicy Guava Cadillac Margarita Cocktail Recipe iss a twist on the classic Cadillac Margarita with guava juice and a splash of soda.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 1 drink
Calories 124 kcal


  • 6 paper thin slices jalapeño chile divided
  • 2 ounces guava juice (can substitute Kerns guava nectar)
  • 1 1/2 ounces good quality Añejo tequila
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce agave nectar
  • 1/2 ounce orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier or Cointreau)
  • splash sparkling water


Chill The Cocktail Glass:

  • Fill a rocks glass with ice water and set aside.

Shake The Cocktail:

  • Place two or three slices of jalapeño, guava juice, tequila, lime juice, agave, and orange liqueur in a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake well until chilled and frosty, about 15 to 20 seconds.

Strain And Serve:

  • Pour out the ice water from the rocks glass and add fresh ice. Strain the drink into the glass and top with a splash of soda. Garnish with a few more slices of jalapeño and serve.



Serving: 1 drinkCalories: 124kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 5mgPotassium: 95mgFiber: 1gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 72IUVitamin C: 28mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 1mg
Keyword classic Mexican cocktail, tequila cocktail
Tried this recipe?Mention @saltandwind or tag #swsociety!

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