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Pineapple - Jalapeño Margaritas are a little tart, and slightly sweet with a jalapeño kick! Make a single or pitcher! #Cocktails #HappyHour #MargaritaWeek #Jalapeno

Pineapple - Jalapeño Margaritas

A quick and easy muddled Jalapeño Margarita to bring out those spicy flavors: Pineapple - Jalapeño Margaritas are tart, and slightly sweet with a jalapeño kick! Make a single or pitcher! 

Course Cocktails
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Jalapeno Margarita, Pineapple - Jalapeno Margarita, Pineapple Margarita
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 Margarita or a Pitcher for 4 Servings
Author Traci York | Vanilla And Bean

Ingredients

For One Cocktail:

  • 1/2 oz Jalapeño Simple Syrup * see note
  • 1 1/2 Limes cut into quarters about 1 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1-2 Jalapeño Slices three for extra spicy!
  • 2 1/2 oz Silver Tequila
  • 2 1/2 oz Pineapple Juice

For Four Servings:

  • 2 oz Jalapeño Simple Syrup * see note
  • 6 Limes juiced, about 6 oz lime juice
  • 4-8 Jalapeño Slices 12 for extra spicy!
  • 1 1/4 C 10 oz Silver Tequila
  • 1 1/4 C 10 oz Pineapple Juice

For the Salt (double for four servings):

Garnish with Lime, Sliced Jalapeños and Fresh Pineapple

Instructions

For One Cocktail:

  1. In a cocktail shaker or sturdy mixing glass, add the quartered limes, simple and jalapeños. Gently muddle the ingredients, releasing juices and oils. Do this for about 30 seconds. Pour in the tequila, pineapple juice and ice. Stir. Rim a low ball or old fashioned glass with lime and dip into salt mixture. Fill glass with ice.  Double strain into glass. Garnish as desired. 

For Four Cocktails:

  1. In a cocktail shaker or sturdy mixing glass, add the simple and jalapeños. Gently muddle the ingredients, releasing juices and oils. Do this for about 30 seconds. Pour in the lime juice, tequila, pineapple juice and add ice. Stir. Rim a low ball or old fashioned glasses with lime and dip into salt mixture. Fill glass with ice. Double strain into glasses.  Garnish as desired.

For the Salt:

  1. Mix the salt, sugar, and paprika on a small plate. When ready to use, rim a glass with a lime wedge and invert the glass into the salt mixture. 

Recipe Notes

*Homemade Simple Syrup:  Bring equal parts sugar and water to a boil (1/4 C each) and simmer until all the sugar is dissolved. Pour into a storage container and refrigerate until ready to use. To make a jalapeño simple (extra spicy), drop in 2-3 jalapeño slices as the simple simmers. Once the sugar is dissolved, lid the pot and allow to steep for 10 minutes. Strain and refrigerate for up to two weeks. Agave can be subbed for simple syrup in the margarita if you prefer!