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.
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 Margarita
- 1 cup ripe strawberries, green tops removed
- ½ inch Jalapeño pepper
- 2 limes, juiced
- 2 teaspoons agave nectar
- 4 ounces silver tequila
- sparkling water to top
- 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
Do you use the seeds from the jalapeno?
I do! But you can remove if you dont want it too spicy