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Cocktail of the Week: Salsa Sunset

Up for a fresh take on the traditional margarita? Well, look no further! The Salsa Sunset is a little bit spicy and a little bit sweet, a balanced combination built to complement the smooth flavors of your favorite tequila.


  • 1.5 oz. Red Bell Pepper & Jalapeño Juice
  • 1 Handful of Fresh Cilantro Leaves
  • 3 oz. Cantera Negra Añejo Tequila
  • 0.5o oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 2 tsp. Agave Nectar
  • 1 Pinch of Smoked Salt


  1. Add red pepper juice and cilantro to a cocktail shaker and muddle.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients, top with ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice and garnish with bell pepper.

Sure, a glass of wine or a beer is a nice way to unwind – but every now and then, you deserve a happy hour that's a little more...hmmm. What's the word? Refined! Kelly Sparks of Queen Bee Mixology is graciously sharing a new cocktail with us every week, just in time for Happy Hour.

Queen Bee is raising the bar for cocktails made at home with recipes that are both easy – and delicious! Want more? Connect with Queen Bee Mixology on social media for extra recipes and behind-the-scenes content produced by VMG Studios. Please drink responsibly.