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Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita

Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita

With the amount of time we spend in Mexico, we are familiar with all things tequila, including the ubiquitous margarita. While the traditional lime version is still a favorite, we sometimes like to branch out. Strawberry, mango, and other fruit flavors are pretty easy to find in most restaurants and bars, often served frozen. They can, however, often be a little too sweet for our palates.

This spicy margarita recipe incorporates fresh juice without additional sweetener. We counteract the natural sweetness of the pineapple and orange juices with a kick of heat by adding a slice of muddled jalapeño into the drink. We also rim the glass with salt and chile mixture that heats up things as well.  

We use a standard white (100% Agave) tequila in this recipe, but you can substitute mescal for the tequila to create a more complex, smoky-flavored drink.

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Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita recipe

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Yield: 2 servings

Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita

Pineapple Jalepeño Margarita

Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita recipe. A little spicy and not too sweet - just perfectly delicious.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 jalapeño slice
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) orange juice
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) tequila
  • 1/8 cup (30 ml) triple sec or Controy
  • 1 teaspoon (5.9 g) salt
  • 1 teaspoon (2.7 g) chili powder
  • Optional: Pineapple wedges and jalapeño slices for garnish

Instructions

  1. Mix together salt and chili powder and spread it on a small plate.
  2. Wet the rim of the glass you plan to use and then dip the rim into the salt/chili mixture. Set aside
  3. Add lime juice and one slice of jalapeño to shaker. Use a muddler, crush the jalapeño to release the flavor. If you don't have a muddler, you can use a wooden spoon. 
  4. Add orange juice, pineapple juice, tequila, and Controy, then a scoop of ice. Shake well until all ingredients are cold.
  5. Pour into rimmed glass over ice.
  6. Garnish with a slice of pineapple and a slice of jalapeño.

Nutrition Information

Yield

2

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 166Total Fat 0gSugar 20g

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