Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita

This Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita combines the sweetness of fresh strawberries and the spice from a fresh jalapeño to make a sweet and spicy cocktail!

I love that this Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita looks sweet but when you go to taste it, it has a spicy element to get your taste buds dancing. If you like drinks with a little kick then you have to also try my Micheladas: Spicy Mexican Red Beer, Jalapeño Margarita, or Michelada Bloody Mary!

Margaritas sitting on a marble board with strawberries and jalapenos around

Sweet but Spicy

This margarita can be deceiving if someone ordered it for you and you didn’t know what to expect. Upon first glance it looks like your average strawberry margarita. However, upon first taste you quickly realize it has a pop of spice mixed in with the sweetness. Depending upon how spicy you decide to make this beverage you could even smell the spice as you lift your margarita glass to your lips. With it being the warmer part of the year, making a batch of these margaritas at your next gathering is bound to be a crowd pleaser!

How to Make a Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita

Assemble your ingredients. For exact amounts see the recipe card below.

In a small blender combine the strawberries and tequila and blend until smooth.

A blender blending strawberries and tequila

Next, strain the strawberry tequila into a cocktail shaker over ice. This helps remove the strawberry seeds from your beverage.

Straining strawberry and tequila that was blended together

Then, add in the lime juice, simple syrup and ½ jalapeño into the cocktail shaker.

Shake vigorously for 20 seconds.

Finally pour in your favorite cocktail glass over ice and enjoy!

Strawberry Jalapeno Margaritas sitting on white marble

Tips to make your Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita Extra Spicy

I know I have my spicy friends out there and if that is you then here are some extra tips to turn up the spice for your margarita!

Add in a whole Jalapeño

This recipe calls for ½ of a jalapeño which is simply cutting it in half and throwing it in, seeds and all! I typically cut the bottom half so that I don’t add in the stem. However, if you want to turn the spice up a notch then add the whole jalapeño you can cut off the stem and cut the jalapeño into two and add both halves into your cocktail shaker.

More time in your cocktail shaker

You only need to shake this in your cocktail shaker for a few seconds, however if you want more of that jalapeño flavor infused in your beverage, you can shake for up to 1 minute. Another option for this would be to let everything sit in your cocktail shaker to infuse for longer and then shake it together.

Add jalapeño slices to your blender

This tip is for my extra spicy friends. If you want a big kick of spice then throw some jalapeño slices into your blender with your strawberries and tequila to really take it up a notch.

A single margarita sitting on a marble stand

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Strawberry Jalapeno Margarita Recipe

Sip into a bold adventure with our Strawberry Jalapeno Margarita – a perfect blend of sweet strawberries and zesty jalapeños, crafting a tantalizingly spicy-sweet cocktail.
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Beverages
Cuisine: Latin
Diet: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 beverage
Calories: 371kcal
Author: Linda
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Ingredients

  • 4 oz silver tequila
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries - tops removed
  • 1/2 jalapeño
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp simple syrup
  • ice
  • sugar - optional rim dressing

Instructions

  • In a small blender, combine the strawberries and tequila, and blend until smooth.
  • Next, strain the strawberry-tequila mixture into a cocktail shaker over ice. This helps remove the strawberry seeds from your beverage.
  • Then, add the lime juice, simple syrup, and jalapeño pepper into the cocktail shaker.
  • Shake vigorously for 20 seconds.
  • Finally, pour your Strawberry Jalapeño Margaritas into your favorite cocktail glass over ice and enjoy!

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NOTES

When slicing your jalapeño, I recommend cutting the bottom half off and throwing the whole half into the shaker, seeds, and all!
Storage Info:
For the Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita, it’s best to consume it fresh. However, if you need to store it, keep the mixture in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
Freezing is not recommended as it can alter the texture and flavor. If you’ve stored the mixture, simply give it a good stir or shake before serving to ensure the flavors are well-blended.

Nutrition

Serving: 1beverage | Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 288mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 108IU | Vitamin C: 102mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I made these for a housewarming party last weekend and they were an absolute hit! Thank you for the recipe!