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!
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.
Next, strain the strawberry tequila into a cocktail shaker over ice. This helps remove the strawberry seeds from your beverage.
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!
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.
Other Delicious Margarita Recipes:
- Cadillac Margarita
- Pineapple Margarita
- Avocado Margaritas
- Frozen Coconut Margaritas from Scratch
- Italian Margarita
- Blueberry Margarita
- Orange Margarita
Strawberry Jalapeno Margarita Recipe
- 4 oz silver tequila
- 1 cup fresh strawberries - tops removed
- 1/2 jalapeño
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 Tbsp simple syrup
- sugar - optional rim dressing
- 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!