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Green With Envy Cocktail

Tequila cocktails don’t always have to be margaritas: Spice it up with this tantalizing drink

This smooth and spicy cocktail is ideal for celebrating National Tequila Day on July 24.

This recipe is courtesy of Pamela Wiznitzer, USBG NY Chapter President and Creative Director at Seamstress in New York.


For the glass rim

  • 1 Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 Pinch of white pepper

For the cocktail

  • 1 3/4 Ounce tequila reposado, such as CRUZ Reposado Tequila
  • 3/4 Ounces lime juice
  • 3/4 Ounces honey water
  • 2 pieces green pepper
  • Dash of cayenne pepper


For the glass rim

Moisten the rim of the glass with a dab of water. Combine all the ingredients on a plate. Roll the rim of the glass in the spice mix until it’s covered to your taste.

For the cocktail

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain into a spice and salt-rimmed lowball glass.