Jalapeño Margaritas

*These Jalapeño Margaritas are a delicious sweet, spicy, tart, and icy drink! Classic lime margaritas are kicked up a notch with jalapeños!*

These Jalapeño Margaritas are sweet, spicy, tart, and icy! | The Millennial Cook #drinks #cocktails #margarita #lime #jalapeno

Cheers to April! My birthday month, and when spring really starts to kick in. We just arrived back in San Francisco this weekend and I’m definitely feeling the spring weather here in the city. Our flight took off from Shanghai late Saturday night, and it was so bittersweet. After such an amazingly fun vacation and so many great adventures it was sad to have to return to real life, but I’m also looking forward to getting back into my routine and making the most of spring here in California!

These Jalapeño Margaritas are sweet, spicy, tart, and icy! | The Millennial Cook #drinks #cocktails #margarita #lime #jalapeno

These Jalapeño Margaritas are sweet, spicy, tart, and icy! | The Millennial Cook #drinks #cocktails #margarita #lime #jalapeno

Speaking of spring, I’m thinking that we all need a go to party cocktail for the upcoming warmer months. Something that’s perfect for picnics in the park this April, outdoor barbecues in May, and trips to the beach all summer long! Something tart and refreshing that’s easy to whip up in big batches and throw in a thermos for outdoor adventures, so you can share with all your friends. I think this jalapeño margarita is it!

These Jalapeño Margaritas are sweet, spicy, tart, and icy! | The Millennial Cook #drinks #cocktails #margarita #lime #jalapeno

This cocktail is amazingly simple to make and requires just five ingredients. It’s tart, sweet, and strong, as all good margaritas should be. It’s loaded with lots and lots of fresh lime juice, as well as tequila and triple sec. And it’s just a tad bit spicy, too. The subtle hint of heat comes from fresh green jalapeño peppers, which we add to our simple syrup for the most incredible sweet and hot flavor. I hope you love this gorgeous margarita and find it the perfect addition to your cocktail repertoire.

These Jalapeño Margaritas are sweet, spicy, tart, and icy! | The Millennial Cook #drinks #cocktails #margarita #lime #jalapeno

These Jalapeño Margaritas are sweet, spicy, tart, and icy! | The Millennial Cook #drinks #cocktails #margarita #lime #jalapeno

Jalapeño Margaritas

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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These Jalapeño Margaritas are a delicious sweet, spicy, tart, and icy drink! Classic lime margaritas are kicked up a notch with jalapeños!

  • I like to rim my glasses with a combination of coarse salt and sugar.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 8 limes
  • 1 cup tequila
  • ½ cup triple sec

Directions

  1. To make a jalapeño simple syrup, combine sugar with ½ cup water in a small saucepan.
  2. Heat over medium heat, swirling pan constantly to avoid burning, until liquid is simmering and sugar is dissolved, about two minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, thinly slice jalapeño. Add to pan and stir to combine.
  4. Lower heat to medium, then let simmer for five minutes.
  5. Turn off heat and let syrup cool.
  6. Meanwhile, juice limes into a pitcher.
  7. Add tequila and triple sec.
  8. Remove jalapeño slices from syrup, reserving to garnish drinks. Add syrup to pitcher then stir to combine.
  9. Serve over ice, garnished with jalapeño slices.

These Jalapeño Margaritas are sweet, spicy, tart, and icy! | The Millennial Cook #drinks #cocktails #margarita #lime #jalapeno

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