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Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita

Use canned pineapple juice and quality tequila for the best flavors.
Course Libations
Cuisine North American
Keyword jalapeño, margarita, pineapple, tequila
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
steeping time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 141kcal

Equipment

  • cocktail shaker
  • small sieve

Ingredients

Jalapeño Simple Syrup

  • 2 medium jalapeño peppers sliced
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water

To Make the Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita

  • 1 cup ice
  • 6 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1-2 tablespoons jalapeño simple syrup
  • 1/4 cup tequila blanco

Optional Garnishes

  • 2 pineapple leaves
  • 2 jalapeño slices
  • salt for rimming glasses

Instructions

Make the Jalapeño Simple Syrup (up to a week ahead)

  • In a saucepan, bring the sliced jalapeños, water, and sugar to a boil. Stir the mixture while it's heating to dissolve the sugar crystals.
    When it comes to a boil, turn the stove off and leave the syrup to cool completely- on or off the stove- for at least 10 minutes. 
  • After the simple syrup has had time to steep and has cooled completely, pour it into a jar through a small sieve. Discard the jalapeño slices and seeds. 
  • Store the simple syrup in a jar or bottle that has a tight-fitting lid. It's best kept in the fridge for up to a week.

Make the Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita

  • Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Pour the canned pineapple juice into the shaker.
    Add 1-2 tablespoons of the cooled jalapeño simple syrup to the cocktail shaker, or to taste. The more syrup you use, the spicier and sweeter the margarita will be.
  • Add the tequila to the cocktail shaker. 
    Cap the shaker and shake vigorously. When the cocktail shaker frosts over, it's chilled enough to pour.
  • Strain the pineapple jalapeño margarita cocktail into cocktail glasses.
    Garnish as desired and enjoy responsibly.

Notes

Pitcher Pineapple Jalapeño Margaritas (serves 4):
4 cups ice
2 1/2 cups pineapple juice
1/2-1 cup jalapeño simple syrup
1 cup tequila blanco
  • combine and mix as above.
Virgin Pineapple Jalapeño Margaritas:
1 cup ice
1 1/2 cups pineapple juice
1-2 tablespoons jalapeño simple syrup
  • combine and shake as instructed. 

Nutrition

Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg