Strawberry Jalapeño Margaritas

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It’s Friday. Shut off those computers. Put on some flip flops and whip up a batch of these Strawberry Jalapeño Margaritas for the weekend.

Strawberry Jalapeño Margaritas from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

It’s pretty much a rule in our fam that when the weather hits 75+ degrees, I’m bringing out the margs. I’m bringing back one of my favorite recipes from the old blog days because it deserves to be front and center this weekend!

This Strawberry Jalapeño Margaritas came to be almost 8 YEARS AGO at our wedding. Our caterers and bartenders worked with us to craft a few specialty cocktails for our guests and this margarita was hands down the crowd fav. So much so that we ran out of tequila before happy hour was even over and had to go get some more from the market before dinner! I should note that we also did a pre-ceremony happy hour so a lot of cocktails were handed out before the actual dinner!! Clearly we’ve got a tequila loving crowd.

These are sweet from the strawberries, a little spicy from the jalapeño and the perfect refreshing cocktail after a long week!! The recipe below serves 2, but you can easily batch these up and make them ahead of time if serving a crowd. Just make sure to give the mixture a stir before pouring so you ensure the alcohol is evenly combined!

Strawberry Jalapeño Margaritas

Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita

5 from 2 votes
These sweet and spicy margaritas from our wedding are the perfect summertime cocktail
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican, Tex Mex, Southwestern
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup ripe strawberries, green tops removed
  • 1/2 inch Jalapeño pepper
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 teaspoons agave nectar
  • 4 ounces silver tequila
  • sparkling water to top

Instructions
 

  • Combine the strawberries and jalapeño pepper in a small blender and blend until smooth. Strain if you prefer but I’m lazy and usually don't bother. Pour the contents of the blender in a shaker.
  • 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
  • Strain the juice out and serve over ice with a splash of sparkling water

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!

78 Comments

  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.

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

  2. 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!

  3. They look great! I am planning my wedding now and hmm… these look like a very good idea for a Miami wedding in February! We get strawberries really early in Florida.

  4. If it weren’t for the fact that my veins don’t have tastebuds (an image that I am sufficiently creeped out just picturing, by the way…), I’m pretty sure an IV drip would be the way to go with this bad boy. Thanks so much for joining our little potluck, Gaby! Humbled and supes haps (sorry…) to have you around. 🙂

  5. If it weren’t for the fact that my veins don’t have taste buds (an image which I am now sufficiently creeped out just thinking about…), I would totally say an IV drip is the way to go with his bad boy. I mean, yeah — just all the things, plug ’em right in. Humbled and supes haps (sorry) to have you hanging out with us for #SoLetsPigOut, Gaby! I await the day when real life hang time can happen. Until then — cheers! <3 xo – Em

  6. Looks amazing! If you were making this for a party, would you go ahead and mix everything to put in a drink dispenser then use the ice/shaker for the individual margies? Just one jalapeno slice per 2 drinks? Super excited to try this out…thank you!

  7. Gabby,

    I tried this and it came out very thick almost like a v8 juice have you ever added water or have I done something else

    1. it’s supposed to be a bit thicker! but you could add a dash of sparkling water if you want to thin it out a bit!

  8. Awesome stuff!!! We really enjoyed these. One thing i did that made them that much better was add a little twang hot lime beer salt to the rim mix. Came out great!!!

  9. 5 stars
    I have lots of strawberries – now if only the weather would cooperate….
    These look so refreshing!

  10. 5 stars
    My husband and I had a little barbecue with some friends today. I mixed up the strawberry jalapeño margarita, and I have to tell you it was the best margarita I’ve ever had. Hands-down Gabby!!

  11. this sounds delicious! if I wanted to make this a mocktail, what liquid should I use to replace the alcohol?

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