Celebrate the warm weather and Cinco de Mayo with this easy to make Spicy Pineapple Margarita recipe. Featuring fresh pineapple and a jalapeño simple syrup, this will be your favorite cocktail recipe this summer!
I don’t know about you, but when life gives me pineapples and jalapeños… I make a Spicy Pineapple Margarita! Man, I love margaritas. Not only because they often come with chips and salsa. I mean, what a combo.
If I had to drink just one liquor for the rest of my life, you can bet it would be tequila. I love playing around with tequila in different recipes like this Starfruit Paloma, but let’s be honest… it’s best in a margarita. Especially in warm weather.
When my local CSA Farm box dropped off a big ol’ batch of jalapeños, I knew I’d have to get crafty. I’m so glad I did, because this cocktail is killer. Fab on it’s own, this Spicy Pineapple Margarita is even better when served with your favorite Mexican food…. It’s fiesta time!!!
Spicy Pineapple Margarita
Bring water and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan. Once sugar is dissolved, add in sliced jalapeno. Remove from heat and let it hang out for fifteen minutes.
Pour the syrup into a container through a sieve. Toss the jalapenos (or save for another use?), and refrigerate until you are ready to enjoy that margarita!
In a large blender (love my Vitamix for this), combine pineapple, simple syrup and tequila. Blend on high until smooth. Still not ready for that margarita? You can refrigerate this too, or get right to making your cocktail.
Combine the sugar and lime zest together on a small plate. Wet each margarita glass rim with a lime wedge and set the glass into the sugar mixture.
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 jalapeno, stems and seeds removed + extra for garnish
- 1 large fresh pineapple, cored and cubed
- 3/4 cup tequila
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 lime, zested then cut into wedges
- Bring water and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan. Once sugar is dissolved, add in sliced jalapeno. Remove from heat and to sit for fifteen minutes. Pour syrup into a container through a sieve. Toss the jalapenos, and refrigerate until ready to use.
- In a large blender, combine pineapple, simple syrup and tequila. Blend on high until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use.
- Combine sugar and lime zest together on a small plate. Wet each margarita glass rim with a lime wedge and set into the sugar mixture. Fill glass with ice and margarita mix. Enjoy!