‘Vanderpump Rules’: Like Tom Sandoval’s Quarantini? Now Try a ‘Family Karma’ Spicy Quarantini Margarita

If you liked (or didn’t like) Tom Sandoval’s quarantini, Shaan Patel from Family Karma has another cocktail for you to try.

Apparently Shaan’s father Dipak makes a legendary spicy margarita that they are renaming and sharing during the quarantine. The Patels shared their irresistible recipe on Instagram with a tutorial similar to Sandoval’s. “How to make a Spicy Margarita 🧂,” Shaan shared on Instagram. “Dad and I show you how to make his version of a spicy margarita. You’ll need margarita mix, tequila, salt, and a few special ingredients you’ll catch in this video!”

Shaan Patel, Kalpna Patel, Dipak Patel
Shaan Patel, Kalpna Patel, Dipak Patel |Tommy Garcia/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Shaan and Dipak stand in front of “Dipak’s Bar” so viewers knew they were dealing with a pro. The father and son have all the fixings for a killer spicy margarita, Miami style.

He’s giving away all his secrets

Apparently Dipak is spilling all when it comes to his signature spicy margarita. But in light of everyone being stuck at home, he probably felt as though he owed it to the public to share this delicious cocktail. “I’m giving you my secret ingredient, kay?” he says to the camera. Shaan says, “Hey guys, hope you’re enjoying your quarantine at home with your families. Today, we’re gonna show you guys how to make your own margarita at home so you don’t have to go out and get it yourself.”

Dipak officially renamed the cocktail in honor of the moment. “It’s also called a quarantini margarita today,” he said. “Spicy quarantini margarita, compliments of Dipak’s bar.” Shaan adds that his dad is famous for this cocktail. Mom, Kalpna is heard in the background agreeing that this cocktail is the best.

So how do you make this happy hour cocktail? Dipak insists you need a “decent glass” and rub half of a cut lime along the rim of the glass. Then plunge the top of the glass in coarse salt. He places two jalapeno slices into the glass. Dipak prefers to use a margarita mix, typically found at a local grocery or liquor store. His favorite is Margaritaville. Dipak notes that the Margaritaville mix has 110 calories versus the Jose Cuervo mix, which has only 10 calories. He pours four shots of the Margaritaville mix into the shaker. Shaan notes, “That’s half [of a shot]. Two parts mix, one part tequila.” Dipak likes the 1800 Silver Tequila.

Now for that secret ingredient

Here’s the big twist. “You do not put Triple sec like you get in regular margaritas in the Mexican restaurants,” Dipak advises. “You put Grand Marnier. Grand Marnier is the magic potion.” Add half of what you added in tequila. He then adds orange juice. He believes the orange essence makes the drink sweeter and less bitter. Dipak adds one more “secret ingredient” which is love.

Dipak adds a scoop of ice to the shaker. “You need clear ice, get it from the grocery store, whatever,” he insists. Add the lid to the shaker and give it a good shake. “Then you drink it,” Dipak says as his son takes a sip. “Cheers guys! The Quarantini Margarita, only available this time of year!”