Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita

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. I have had a jalapeño margarita on a few different occasions but had yet to try a 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.

Strawberry Jalapeno Margarita 2


These Strawberry Jalapeño Margaritas do take a little bit of planning because you have to infuse the tequila with the jalapeño. I decided to do it for 1 1/2 hours because I did want some heat to my drink. With that said, Ryan did find the drink a bit spicy. If you want it less spicy you could always do it for a shorter amount of time and of course, if you want it spicier, let it set a bit longer. During my research for this drink I came across recipes that varied from infusing the tequila from anywhere from 15 minutes to 24 hours. 1 1/2 hours worked perfect for me :)


Sweet, spicy and refreshing, this Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita will be the hit of all your summer parties!

Sweet, spicy and refreshing, this Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita will be the hit of all your summer parties!

Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita Recipe

Makes 4 cocktails Prep Time:


  • 1 1/2 cups silver tequila
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced
  • 16 ounces fresh strawberries, stems removed
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup triple sec
  • 3 tablespoons simple syrup
  • ice



Combine tequila and jalapeño slices together in a container. Let set at room temperature for 1 1/2 hours.


Use a slotted spoon to remove the jalapeno slices from the tequila and discard.


Combine jalapeño tequila, strawberries, lime juice, triple sec and simple syrup together in a blender. Blend until smooth.


Place ice in serving glass and pour margaritas over the top. Garnish with lime.



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  • Reply
    June 10, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Hi Des

    What kind of glasses were the drinks served in.

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    June 2, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    You know I would love this! So…..when are you making it for me!? ;)

  • Reply
    June 2, 2016 at 8:37 am

    This sounds like a perfect summer cocktail! Now I’m ready for the weekend!

  • Reply
    Michelle Nahom
    June 2, 2016 at 6:08 am

    Sounds like my kind of cocktail! And the weekend is almost here!

  • Reply
    Sandi Gaertner
    June 1, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    It is 5:00 so I am ready to dive into one of these!

  • Reply
    June 1, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    I want to transport myself right above that straw and have myself a dang delicious draaank! :-D

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    Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet
    June 1, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    I don’t drink but strawberry-lime is always a winning combination nevertheless!

  • Reply
    Angie | Big Bear's Wife
    June 1, 2016 at 10:56 am

    That color is perfect! I literally can’t wait to make these this weekend

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