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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. 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.

Close up of Jalapeno Margarita with salt rim and lime garnish.

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.

What ingredients do you need to make a Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita?

  • TEQUILA: Use silver tequila for this one. You really want the color of the strawberries to stand out so the silver works the best.
  • JALAPEÑO: I used one and it was the perfect amount of heat!
  • STRAWBERRIES: Fresh hulled strawberries will work great here. If you want more of a frozen margarita, use frozen strawberries.
  • TRIPLE SEC: An orange flavored liqueur that is pretty standard in margaritas.
  • SIMPLE SYRUP: You can make your own or you can buy it.
  • LIME JUICE: Use fresh squeezed for the best results. You’ll need the juice from 5 – 6 limes.
  • SALT: I use kosher salt because I have it on hand. You can also use margarita salt.
  • ICE

Instructions

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.

How do you make Jalapeño infused Tequila?

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. Overhead photo of jalapeños in tequila with strawberries and limes surrounding it.

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!

Fill glass with ice and pour margarita over the top. Garnish with ice.

Note: This recipe was originally written and posted in 2016. It was updated with new photos and nutrition information in 2022.

Looking for more Cocktail Recipes? Try these:

Celebrating but also craving a margarita? Try this Champagne Margarita!

This Easy Classic Mojito Recipe is super refreshing on a summer day!

A Mai Tai Cocktail is one of my absolute favorites!

If you love the combo of Jalapenos and Strawberries, you’ve got to also try this Strawberry Jalapeño Jam.

Close up of Jalapeno Margarita with salt rim and lime garnish.

Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita

Sweet, spicy and refreshing, this Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita will be the hit of all your summer parties!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Beverages
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 339 kcal

Ingredients
  

Ingredients:

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

Do not leave the jalapeños in the tequila when you blend it with the other ingredients. I had my margarita turn brown on me because of the mixture of colors. 
Nutrition information for estimation purposes only. 

Nutrition

Calories: 339kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 13mgPotassium: 233mgFiber: 2gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 66IUVitamin C: 80mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg
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Keywords: cocktail, Jalapeno, margarita, spicy margarita, strawberry

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  • Reply
    Sofia Kovoor
    April 14, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    5 stars
    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.

    Thanks!

    • Reply
      Deseree
      April 14, 2020 at 9:32 pm

      You are so welcome Sofia! I know I cannot wait to have more of these this summer!

  • Reply
    Jackie
    June 10, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Hi Des

    What kind of glasses were the drinks served in.

  • Reply
    Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling
    June 2, 2016 at 1:04 pm

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

  • Reply
    Jennifer
    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
    Kate@Diethood
    June 1, 2016 at 8:11 pm

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

  • Reply
    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

  • Des

    Hey! I'm Des!

    Welcome to Life’s Ambrosia where Dinner is served and memories are made. Here you will find over 1000 tried and true recipes for every possible occasion. In the last 10 years, this blog has helped millions of families put dinner on the table and create food memories. Let me help you too.

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