Strawberry Jalapeño Margaritas


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Summertime in my book means Strawberry Jalapeño Margaritas.

Strawberry Jalapeño Margaritas

It’s pretty much a rule when the weather hits 75+ degrees. I’m bringing back one of my favorite recipes because it deserves to be front and center this weekend! We served a version of these at our wedding (I can’t believe that was almost 2 years ago) and they were a huge hit!! They are equal parts sweet with the berries and spicy from the peppers. It’s a match made in summertime heaven!

Strawberry Jalapeño Margaritas

Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita

Gaby Dalkin
Servings 2 margaritas


  • 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


  • Combine the strawberries and jalapeño pepper in a small blender and blend until smooth. 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.


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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  1. Kevin @ Closet Cooking

    I like the sound of the spicy jalapenos in there!

  2. Julie @ Table for Two

    whaaat?! this looks absolutely amazing!! so refreshing and right up my alley!!

  3. Marie @ Little Kitchie

    aaaand I’ve found my official summer drink.

  4. Heather Christo

    Love the drink and I can’t believe you are going to be 27!!!! AHHHH!!! you are such a little babe! enjoy your 20’s, they go fast…

    • Gaby

      We’re celebrating next week in Austin!

  5. Jenny Flake

    27 is a great year! You are the cutest! Pretty drink 🙂 xoxo

  6. Shaina

    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.

    • Gaby

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

  7. Caroline @ Pink Basil

    ooooo yes! For some reason, I only like jalapeno in margaritas, every other drink I’ve tried has never worked for me. Strawberry + jalapeno sounds awesome 🙂

    • Gaby

      I like anything as long as the word margarita comes after it 🙂

  8. Kristi

    I just don’t know what to think 🙂 I love jalapenos and I love margaritas, but together??? !

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  10. Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste

    These look so incredibly refreshing, Gaby! And I love that kick of heat. Happy weekend!

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  12. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    I need to put this into my refreshments rotation! 🙂

  13. Todd @ HonestlyYUM

    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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  19. Renee (Will frolic for food)

    WOO! Spicy and sweet and tangy AND boozy! LOVE IT! So happy to be a part of the #soletspigout potluck with you! (I’m going to make this marg this weekend. Oh yes.)

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  22. Meg @ Beard & Bonnet

    I am with Aida, I need a pitcher all to glass needed, just a straw. This sounds amazing Gaby I just LOVE spicy and sweet together.

  23. Beth @ Tasty Yummies

    OOOOH yah!! Just a little savory spiciness in my cocktails – just how I roll. Love this soo much, can I have two please?

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    I have been wanting to try this, it looks wonderful!

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  27. stephanie

    strawberries and jalapeños!? i’m in!!! this combo sounds genius!

  28. Grace @ Earthy Feast

    You just made my weekend! I have all these ingredients at home already – this is beyond perfect! Is it five o’clock yet?!

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    Thanks so much for participating in #SoLetsPigOut, Gaby! Kinda wish we got to sip these sassy lil’ numbers together in real life. I’ll bring the guacamole. xo

  30. Ileana

    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.

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  32. Todd

    OMG I had a strawberry margarita last night at dinner and totally thought of these!! This is weird……

    Cheers Gaby!!

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  34. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    i could definitely kick back with a margarita (or two) right now.. love the jalapeno. so perfect for summer!

  35. Leah

    Gaby – this drink looks absolutely delicious!! I love the salty and sweet combo!

  36. Julia

    Margaritas are my favorite and I love trying new flavors. The jalapeño in this is such a fun idea!

  37. Layla @ Brunch Time Baker

    YUM! this is perfect for the weather right now!

  38. Erica @ The Crumby Cupcake

    I loooooove margaritas! Of any kind. Def excited to try one with a little heat! Where’s my blender…

  39. Em | the pig & quill

    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. 🙂

  40. Em | the pig & quill

    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

  41. Molly @ Dunk & Crumble

    These look awesome, Gaby! Love a cocktail with a little kick.

  42. Courtney Musselman

    Hi Gaby! This sounds like a great combo! Can’t wait to try it – thanks for the inspiration! 🙂