A twist on a classic, this Strawberry Jalapeno Margarita Recipe is quick and easy to put together, and is the perfect combination of sweet from the strawberries, spicy from the jalapeno, salty from the chili powder/salt rim, and a little tart from the lime.
Limes, rocks, salt. Yes. Yes. Yes.
Typically I keep with my standard lime margarita, but every once in a while, I like to mix things up a bit. That’s why, today, I have for you, this super ahhhh-mazing Strawberry Jalapeno Margarita Recipe.
It’s a little sweet, a little spicy, and a whole lotta yummy. Plus, it’s perfect for all the upcoming February events:
The Bachelor. . .
Let the festivities BEGIN!
I’ve never really realized how great the month of February is.
First, the Super Bowl. Like I said yesterday (seriously. make that easy queso), Super Bowl = Super Bowl Food = lots and lots of snacks…with a side of Strawberry Jalapeno Margarita, of course.
I like the idea of margaritas for the Super Bowl, because really, who doesn’t love a good margarita? And there are so many varieties! Make a classic lime, make a mango habanero, or make a strawberry jalapeno margarita. The choice is yours.
Then, we have Valentine’s Day. What better way to celebrate love than with my true love: margaritas. This Strawberry Jalapeno Margarita is perfect for Valentine’s Day, because, um, it’s pink, for one. It’s also sweet and juuuuust a little spicy. Valentine’s Day perfection. ♡
Next up. My birthday. 🙌 You can’t have a celebration without a margarita, so this Strawberry Jalapeno Margarita Recipe will definitely be making an appearance. With it will either be Indian food or sushi…or nachos. TBD.
Then, we have the oscars! I mean. The oscars just call for margaritas, don’t you think?
Lastly, we have The Bachelor. It’s my guilty pleasure. I actually look forward to Mondays now, because that means I get to watch tv and since it’s an “event” in my mind, that means Mondays are now nacho and margarita night. No complaints here. 🙂
February is a busy month that will most definitely be filled with plenty of strawberry jalapeno margaritas… so I should probably tell you how the heck to make these bad boys, right? 🙂
Start by making your simple syrup. All you do is place equal parts sugar and water into a microwave safe container and microwave the mixture until the sugar has dissolved. Ridiculously easy.
Next, make the spicy strawberry puree.
Place fresh strawberries, a chunk of jalapeno (as much or as little as you like), and that freshly made simple syrup into your Vitamix (or other high powdered blender) and blend until smooooooth.
All that’s left is to shake everything together: place the spicy puree into a shaker along with TEQUILA 🙌 , triple sec, and freshly squeezed lime juice.
Shake and serve over ice with a chili powder/salt rim!
That’s it. That’s all it takes to make the best Strawberry Jalapeno Margarita. EVER.
Seriously. I wish I had one right now. Too bad it’s Wednesday morning and not Friday night. 😭
This Strawberry Jalapeno Margarita is a little smoky/salty from the rim, subtly sweet and fresh from the strawberries, spicy from the jalapeno, and just outta this world delicious, because, um, tequila. 🙂
Who else is SO excited for February now? It’s time to celebrate!
What’s your favorite margarita flavor? Show me the yummy!
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 cup fresh sliced strawberries*
- jalapeño to taste**
- 3 oz simple syrup 2 shots
- 4 1/2 oz tequila 3 shots
- 1 1/2 oz triple sec 1 shot
- 3 oz freshly squeezed lime juice 2 shots
- In a small bowl, combine chili powder/salt. Stir together and pour on to a small plate.
- Wet the rim of two short glasses and dip the rim into the chili/salt mixture.
- Set aside.
- Place sugar and water into a microwave safe measuring cup and microwave until the sugar has dissolved.
- Place strawberries, jalapeno, and simple syrup into a high powdered blender and blend until smooth.
- Taste and add more jalapeno, if necessary.**
- Place ice into a shaker. Add in strawberry/jalapeno puree, tequila, triple sec, and lime juice.
- Shake and pour into a chili rimmed glass filled with ice.
*I tried this with frozen (then thawed) strawberries and Trevor and I thought the margarita turned out too syrupy. Fresh is best for this recipe.
**Start with a little slice (about 1/2 inch thick) and add more until your desired spice level has been reached. If you don't like spice at all, I'd recommend taking the seeds out of the jalapeno.
***If you're gluten free, make sure your tequila is, too!