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Frozen Tropical Margarita with Sweet Chile Rim

A sweet, tropical drink that has tons of banana flavor. The rim of the glass is coated with a spicy sweet mixture so if you drink from the glass (rather than a straw) you'll get that icy-hot combination in every sip.
Course Beverage/Cocktails
Cuisine Tropical
Author Marye Audet


  • 1 frozen banana , very ripe
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces banana liqueur
  • 1 ounce Triple Sec
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 3 ounces orange juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup if desired (or to taste)
  • 3/4 cup ice
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle powder (a dried chipotle ground in the blender works best visually)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar


  • Mix the chipotle powder and sugar together in a saucer.
  • Wet the rim of your glass with a little water or egg white.
  • Dip the glass into the chipotle mixture and twirl it to coat the rim.
  • Set aside to dry.
  • Peel and cut the banana in chunks.
  • Add to the blender.
  • Add the tequila, banana liqueur, Triple Sec, lemon juice, lime juice, orange juice, simple syrup, and ice.
  • Blend until smooth and slushy.
  • Pour carefully into prepared glass and garnish with citrus as desired.