Cocktail Hour // Spicy Strawberry Margaritas

Spicy Strawberry Margaritas :: The Effortless Chic 1

Growing up in Texas, spice is a part of all of the best meals.  Whether it’s migas in the morning  for breakfast or a spicy chili on a cold evening, you can find a good amount of spiciness in just about every dish.  (It turns out people generally tend to be a little less accustomed to spice on the east coast, so I have been working on Aaron’s taste buds since we started dating!)  The first time I saw a jalepeno margarita on the menu, I knew it was a match made in heaven.  I have since dabbled in making my own and, I have to say, this recipe is my favorite over any I have had in restaurants!  The sweetness of the strawberry is the perfect juxtaposition for the spicy jalepeno tequila.  Mix these up this weekend and then keep the recipe handy for a fun twist on a Cinco de Mayo classic!  Here’s what you’ll need:

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Spicy Strawberry Margaritas

(makes 2)

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbs. strawberry jam
  • 1/3 c. Tanteo jalepeno tequila
  • 1/2 c. simple syrup ( I totally cheated and did store-bought, but make your own by combining equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan over medium-low heat until sugar has dissolved.)
  • 1/4 c. lime juice
  • ice
  • jalepeno for garnish (optional)

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Instructions:

1. Combine jam, tequila, simple syrup, lime juice and ice in a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 20 seconds.

2. Strain into glass over fresh ice.  Add sliced jalepeno for garnish (optional)

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Photography by Melissa Valladares
Napkins by West Elm
Cocktail Glasses from Bevmo
Round Ice Cube Molds from Williams-Sonoma

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  1. Looks delicious Jen! You should have a little spice to kickstart the birth of this baby girl, haha! Pinning this now 🙂

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  5. I l-o-v-e spicy cocktails! I just posted a grapefruit and tequila cocktail with serrano pepper in it. I think I’ll try a spicy strawberry margarita next!

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  8. This sounds delicious! I’m always asking for more spice when I order margs but I don’t usually add strawberry. Can’t wait to try this and share it with friends. Friday happy hour is just around the corner 😉

  9. This sounds delicious! I’m always asking for more spice when I order margs but I don’t usually add strawberry. Can’t wait to try this and share it with friends. Friday happy hour is just around the corner 😉

  10. That drink looks so delicious – fabulous combo I never would have thought of!

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