In the Kitchen With SI Swimsuit: Tanaye's Spicy Marg

Start your weekend off right courtesy of the Swim Search finalist.

We needed some weekend cocktail inspiration and our wishes were granted. Swim Search finalist Tanaye White provided us with the recipe to her go-to adult beverage and it’s safe to say we will be making one (or two) of these once it hits 5 p.m. So grab a bottle of tequila and a glass and treat yourself to a nice refreshing drink.

“When it comes to cocktails, I love margaritas. I consider myself to be a margarita snob. If I can’t taste the tequila or if the drink tastes like syrup, there’s a problem," says White. "My favorite margarita is a Spicy Marg. I have a few favorite spots in the area near where I live that I’ll go to when I’ve had a stressful day and just need a drink. But I can also whip one up at home. Here’s my quick and easy Spicy Marg recipe:”


● Patrón Silver tequila

● Jose Cuervo classic margarita mix

● 1 whole jalapeno

● 1 whole lime

● salt

● cayenne pepper

● crushed ice


● Cut a few jalapeno slices and two thin slices of lime and place them in your glass

● Pour one shot worth (or more) of Patron into the glass

● Muddle the lime and jalapeno with a spoon until the concoction is a little murky

● Add a dash of cayenne pepper (for the full spicy effect)

● Drop in crushed ice, pour in marg mix just right below the rim and stir

● Optional: Wet the glass rim with a mix of salt and cayenne pepper

● BOOM! Spicy Marg complete.

Alyssa Conroy