Strawberry Jalapeño Margaritas

Well, it’s officially summertime in my book and that means Strawberry Jalapeño Margaritas.

Strawberry Jalapeño Margaritas

Maybe not in everyone else’s books… but in mine it’s summer and margarita time. I’ve been out in the sun the past 5 days in a row and I’ve finally started to get some color back on my skin. Things are looking up. Especially because one must always be tan on their birthday. Okay, so maybe that’s just my rule… but considering my birthday is this coming weekend, it’s a good thing I’m working on my bronzed bod.

Strawberry Jalapeño Margaritas from www.whatsgabycooking.com

I figured we should kinda celebrate this week, ya? I’m turning the big 27. I know. It’s a boring birthday. Blah blah blah. I’ll wait to throw a big shin-dig until I turn 30, so this weekend I’m celebrating with some of my bestest friends, some good grub and whole lotta these Strawberry Jalapeño Margaritas.

Leave it to my husband to institute the new “farmers market” cocktail hour in my house. He’s claimed it. Made it his own. And it’s hear to stay. These Strawberry Jalapeño Margaritas are the first of many “farmers market cocktails” to come. Basically here’s what happens. Every Sunday I wake up and beg him to come to the Farmers Market with me. He pretty much drags his feet all the time and I end up going at it alone. This often times works out best because I have a routine at the market and sometimes he wants to buy things out of order and it totally throws me for a loop. I mean can you even imagine if we didn’t buy the cherries first thing, they might be gone by the time I make it back to the stand. That would be tragic.

But last weekend he decided to tag along for the ride because he had some cocktail crafting to do. We picked up a few key items that he could make into the Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita and then went back home so he could get “cocktailing” and I could tackle some cooking.

Also, “cocktailing” is totally a word. Let’s all start using it.

A few trial rounds later and we had perfected Strawberry Jalapeño Margaritas. It screams summer. It’s pretty perfect when enjoyed poolside. And it’s kinda going to be my birthday cocktail of choice this year. I’ve been obsessing over the new Piedra Azul Tequila which works like magic in these!

So here ya go, a simple but delicious recipe for Strawberry Jalapeño Margaritas that’s going to be your new bff this summer!

Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita

Yield: 2 margaritas

Ingredients

  • 12 strawberries, green tops removed
  • 1 thinly sliced ring of jalapeno pepper (about 1/2 inch thick)
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 4 ounces silver/blanco tequila

Instructions

  1. Combine the strawberries and jalapeño pepper in a small blender and blend until smooth. Pour the contents of the blender in a shaker.
  2. Add the lime juice, agave nectar and tequila and a handful of ice. Secure the lid on the shaker and shake for 30-60 seconds to mix and chill the margarita.
  3. Strain the juice out and serve over ice.

Notes

Instead of lining these margaritas with a salt rim, try combining equal parts salt and sugar for a sweet and salty rim! It's the best!

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31 thoughts on “Strawberry Jalapeño Margaritas

  1. The farmers market is my happy place, filling my basket with fresh produce. I take my entire family because I think it’s important for the kids to shop with us, but there are days where their insistence on looking for certain items out of order drives me nuts, too. I love that you have farmers market cocktails when your husband does make it out, and margaritas at that.

    • I hear ya!! I will totally bring my kids one day too – it’s great for them to learn about food that way!

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  4. SO many things to love about this post. Props to your husband for the farmer’s market cocktail routine – one of my favorite activities!! Cocktailing is definitely a word and should be used liberally at all times. Thanks for the great recipe Gaby!

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