Refreshing and delicious pineapple margarita with a little kick of heat! This fun cocktail is perfect for sipping on a warm, sunny day, and is only lightly sweetened with pineapple juice. Add your desired level of spice by adding more or less jalapeño slices, or omit them if spicy isn't your thing. The cocktail will still taste great!
I love margaritas! But, hold the premix! I've never been into overly sweet drinks, and that's exactly what margarita premix is. No thanks. I much rather prefer to make a homemade margarita because they taste so much better and are only lightly sweetened. All you need is 5 simple ingredients to make one delicious Sparkling Jalapeño Pineapple Margarita! The only sweetener is the pineapple juice!
When it comes to the jalapeños, I like to leave the seeds and membranes in to kick up the spice. I find that 1-2 jalapeños slices is the perfect level of heat. It's not burn the throat spicy, it's just a small hint. But, that all can depend on the jalapeño, some are spicer than others. So, I suggest starting with 1-2 slices and adding more slices, if needed, after you finish mixing the drink up and doing a taste test.
This margarita is honestly still so delicious without jalapeños though! So if spicy isn't your thing, just leave them out! No biggie.
Lime juice. Fresh or from a bottle. Either works. If you have fresh limes, you can use a wedge to run around the rim of the glass then dip in margarita salt!
Jalapeño. About 1-2 jalapeño slices per drink. Once the drink is mixed up and you do a taste test, you can always add more, if desired.
Tequila. Your favorite tequila. I typically just buy Jose Cuervo Especial Silver Tequila.
Triple sec. You favorite triple sec liqueur. I typically buy DeKuyper Triple Sec Liqueur.
Pineapple juice. You can typically find canned or jarred pineapple juice at any grocery store or Target. I use Dole 100% Pineapple Juice.
Sparkling water. If desired, top the margarita off with lime sparkling water to make it a little fizzy!
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Sparkling Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita
- ½ ounce lime juice
- 1-2 jalapeño slices
- 1 ½ ounces tequila
- ½ ounce triple sec liqueur
- 4 ounces pineapple juice
- 2 ounces lime sparkling water (optional)
- lime wedge
- margarita salt or sugar (your preference)
- pineapple and/or lime wedge
- Run a lime wedge around the rim of a cocktail glass. Dip the rim in maragarita salt or sugar and fill halfway with ice.
- Add the lime juice and jalapeño slices to a cocktail shaker or glass and muddle together. Add in tequila, triple sec, pineapple juice, and ice. Shake or stir then strain into your cocktail glasss. Top with sparkling water. Garnish with a pineapple or lime wedge, if desired. Cheers!