This Spicy Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita on the Rocks packs just the right amount of heat! The flavors are so fresh and perfect for poolside or Taco Tuesday!
Pineapple and Jalapeño combine to form a match made in heaven in this spicy cocktail! Add some tequila and call it a day. This is one of my favorite drinks to bring to the lake and relax.
Why You'll Love This Recipe:
- It's got summer written all over it
- Sweet meets heat in this Spicy Pineapple Margarita for the perfect match up
- The recipe only takes 5 minutes to whip up
- It is a great recipe to make for a crowd
- Beat the summer heat with this on the rocks margarita
Simple Syrup- For added sweetness.
Fresh Jalapeño- To add heat
Pineapple Juice- For sweet, tart flavor and Summer Vibes!
Tequila- A must have liquor for Margaritas
Grand Marnier- Consists of an orange flavor and creates a richer flavor in drinks
Lime- For added citrus & to allow the tajin to stick to the rim of the glasses
Tajin- The perfect spicy and salty combo for this cocktail
Fresh Pineapple Wedges- Essential for garnishing
How to Make a Spicy Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita:
Into the shaker, mix simple syrup and 2 jalapeños. Muddle it up with a muddler or the bottom of a spoon if you don’t have one. This will release that spicy flavor we want!
Fill the shaker with ice. Then, add juice from 1 lime, Grand Marnier, Tequila, & Pineapple Juice. Shake it up!
Pour remaining lime juice onto a plate and sprinkle Tajin on another plate. Roll the rim of the cocktail glasses in the lime juice, then in the Tajin. Carefully fill the glass half way with ice.
Now, pour your cocktail over the ice. Top with a slice of fresh jalapeño & a pineapple wedge and enjoy this flavorful spicy little Margarita.
A canned pineapple juice like Dole is easier to work with because of the amount of pulp associated with the fresh pineapple. If you want to use fresh pineapple juice, be sure to strain out all of the pulp or it will get stuck in the shaker lid and not allow the drink to pour properly.
Tequila, Vodka, and Rum all pair perfectly with Pineapple. Most margarita recipes use Tequila.
Depending on how hot your jalapeños are will depend on the heat. If you don't like really spicy, consider removing the seeds from the jalapeños. Be sure to wash your hands well after to get all the oils off.
Absolutely! Don't blend in the actual jalapeños, but instead, muddle the simple syrup with the jalapeños. Remove the jalapeños and pour the simple syrup into the blender along with the tequila, grand marnier, pineapple juice, lime, and 1 cup of ice. Add more ice if needed.
Add 1 cup of water to a small saucepan on medium heat. Once the water begins to bubble up around the edges of the pan, add in one cup of white granulated sugar. Continue to stir frequently until the sugar has completely dissolved. Turn the heat off and allow it to sit on the stovetop until it cools completely. I like to transfer it into a swing top bottle, where it can stay fresh in the fridge for up to two weeks.