It’s Cinco de Mayo! Last Chance for You to Test Out Great CdM Cocktails like Skinny Smoked Jalapeno Margarita!

Skinny Smoked Jalapeño Margarita, that puts a unique spin on the typical margarita. Not only is it low-calorie, but this cocktail really has some serious kick.  Here’s what the creator of this cocktail, Robyn Lindars has to say about it,

A skinny margarita is my go-to happy hour drink! While low in calories, this recipe doesn’t skimp on flavor as smoked jalapeños add a touch of spice and smoke without overpowering the drink, making it a refreshing sidekick to fish tacos or any grilled or smoked seafood.”

 Lindars is not your typical mixologist. She’s not even a mixologist but a chef who has a cookbook launching in 2 days, May 7 !
Here’s the cover of her new cookbook and the link for you to do a direct purchase from the publisher here.
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Photo Credit:  © Alpha: Kelley Jordan, 2019


Here’s the cocktail recipe including how to smoke it easily if you have an electric smoker!


Skinny Smoked Jalapeño Margarita

This margarita is full of flavor but not calories. Throw in a few jalapeños when smoking other things, and voilà—a drink fit for Jimmy Buffet.

“Excerpted from Healthy Electric Smoker Cookbook, reprinted by permission of Alpha Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.
Copyright © 2019 by Robyn Lindars.”


Photo Credit:  © Alpha: Kelley Jordan, 2019


Smoke Time: 1 hr
Smoking Wood: Pecan or oak
Smoker Temp: 250˚F (120˚C)

Serves: 2

Prep Time: 10 mins

Rest Time: None



1 jalapeño

2 tbsp smoked salt, for the rim

4fl oz (120ml) silver tequila

2 tsp agave syrup

Juice of 2 large limes, plus an additional lime (cut into wedges) for garnish

12fl oz (350ml) lime-flavored sparkling water



  1. Set the smoker to 250°F (120°C). Place the whole jalapeño on the grate and smoke for 1 hour.
    (You can smoke many jalapeños at once while smoking other dishes to be used for a variety of recipes.)
  2. Once cooled, deseed and finely chop the jalapeño. Spread the salt in a shallow bowl.
    n a cocktail shaker with strainer, combine the jalapeño, tequila, agave syrup, lime juice, and some ice.
    Shake profusely to help dissolve the agave syrup and disperse the smoky flavor.
  3. Use a wet paper towel to wet the rim of the glass, and then dip the glass into salt.
    Pour the margarita through the strainer evenly into two glasses filled with ice.
    Add lime-flavored sparkling water until they are filled to the top.
    Serve garnished with a lime wedge.


Pairing suggestions: This drink pairs well with smoked fish tacos, seafood dishes, and smoked salsa.

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories 171

Total fat 0g

Carbs 10g

Dietary fiber 0g

Sugars 7g

Protein 0g


Learn more about Robyn Lindars and her wide range of recipes along with tips & tricks on her website:


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Thank you to Robyn Lindars for this amazing cocktail.  Don’t save this recipe for a special event!  Make it often because the cocktail will make any day a special event!

Enjoy your Cinco de Mayo Sunday!!


Stevie Wilson,

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