Summer is rapidly approaching, the weather is warming and it is about time for refreshing cocktails. That is where this Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita comes in. It’s sweet, spicy, refreshing and perfect for all of your summer happy hours.
After sharing my pomegranate mojito a little while back, I decided that it was time to start sharing a cocktails a little more often. A margarita seemed like the perfect place to start. They are a great refreshing drink for summer.
Like most things in my life, I do like a spicy cocktail. I like spicy mojtios, spicy bloody Mary’s and spicy margaritas. Which brings us to this Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita. I thought that with all of the gorgeous strawberries popping up in the markets now was the perfect time to give it a go.
I simply cannot get over the gorgeous color of these! They are certainly going to bring some fun to your next summer BBQ or party.
Step #1: Combine tequila and jalapeño slices together in a container. Let set at room temperature for 1 1/2 hours. Then use a slotted spoon to remove and discard the jalapeños. Note: Don’t leave the jalapeños in the tequila, I did once and ended up with a brown margarita because of the mixture of green and red.
It’s really easy, it just takes a bit of planning because you have to infuse the tequila with sliced jalapeños which takes some time. The range of time varies widely. Some recipes call for 15 minutes while other’s call for 24 hours. I infused it for 1 1/2 hours and it had a nice kick to it. Infuse it longer if you’d like it spicier and shorter if you want to keep things more mild.
STEP #2: Combine jalapeño tequila, strawberries, lime juice, triple sec and simple syrup together in a blender. Blend until smooth.
STEP #3: Run a lime wedge along the edge of the glass and then gently press the glass into kosher salt. Fill the glass with ice and pour margarita over the top. Garnish with fresh lime wedge.
You guys! These Strawberry Jalapeño Margaritas are a little sweet, a little spicy and super refreshing. They will be the hit of your summer parties for sure!
Note: This recipe was originally written and posted in 2016. It was updated with new photos and nutrition information in 2022.
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Sofia KovoorApril 14, 2020 at 5:02 pm
I was a little skeptical about these since most reviews were from people who hadn’t tried them yet but this was so good! It helps to use ripe strawberries. This was a fan favorite and a perfect summer drink.
DesereeApril 14, 2020 at 9:32 pm
You are so welcome Sofia! I know I cannot wait to have more of these this summer!
JackieJune 10, 2016 at 2:15 pm
What kind of glasses were the drinks served in.
Cathy@LemonTreeDwellingJune 2, 2016 at 1:04 pm
You know I would love this! So…..when are you making it for me!? ;)
JenniferJune 2, 2016 at 8:37 am
This sounds like a perfect summer cocktail! Now I’m ready for the weekend!
Michelle NahomJune 2, 2016 at 6:08 am
Sounds like my kind of cocktail! And the weekend is almost here!
Sandi GaertnerJune 1, 2016 at 9:38 pm
It is 5:00 so I am ready to dive into one of these!
Kate@DiethoodJune 1, 2016 at 8:11 pm
I want to transport myself right above that straw and have myself a dang delicious draaank! :-D
Kimberly @ The Daring GourmetJune 1, 2016 at 7:47 pm
I don’t drink but strawberry-lime is always a winning combination nevertheless!
Angie | Big Bear's WifeJune 1, 2016 at 10:56 am
That color is perfect! I literally can’t wait to make these this weekend