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strawberry jalapeno margarita in a glass with lime sugar rim and fresh strawberry on top

Strawberry Jalapeño Margaritas

A refreshing summer cocktail filled with vanilla roasted strawberries, lime juice, tequila, & ice!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Cocktail
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 3 cocktails

Ingredients 

  • 4 cups halved strawberries measure once cut
  • ¼ cup sugar for roasting strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste optional but SO good
  • 6 oz blanco/silver tequila
  • 3-4 slices jalapeño
  • 3 oz lime juice juice of 3 limes
  • 3-4 cups ice add more or less if desired
  • 1-4 tablespoon agave optional, add as desired for a sweeter cocktail or omit for a less sweet cocktail

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F and chop the strawberries in half. Cover a baking tray with parchment paper and add the chopped strawberries, ¼ cup sugar, and the vanilla bean paste onto the tray. Toss together until the strawberries are coated in the sugar and vanilla. Then, add the tray to the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes until the strawberries are letting out juice, but are not caramelized. Once roasted, remove and let cool on the tray for 10 minutes before blending.
  • While the strawberries are roasting, add the jalapeño to a small glass with the tequila. Let the jalapeño steep in the tequila for 10-30 minutes to infuse it. Then, remove the jalapeño slices and set aside to use as an optional garnish.
  • Add the roasted strawberries, jalapeño-infused tequila, lime juice, optional agave and ice to a blender. You can add up to ¼ cup agave for a sweeter cocktail, but I tend to stick to 1-2 Tbsp agave for a less sweet cocktail. Blend together until smooth and then pour into 3-4 cocktail glasses. Garnish with additional fresh strawberries, jalapeño slices, and serve!

Notes

  • To make a lime sugar rim add ¼ cup sugar and 1 tsp lime zest to a small plate and mix together. Run a lime wedge over the rim of the glass until wet and then dip it into the sugar lime mixture. Swirl the cup in the plate, then remove and let the sugar rim set for about 1 minute before pouring in any liquids. You can also do this with coarse salt in place of sugar.
  • Margaritas are best enjoyed right away as they will naturally separate when left to sit. If the mixture has separated, add back to the blender for and blend for 15 seconds until smooth again.
  • Tequila can be infused with jalapeño slices from 10-30 minutes. The longer you let it steep, the spicier it will get. I tend to let mine steep for 15 minutes and it still makes a very spicy cocktail.

Nutrition

Serving: 1margarita | Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 552mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 1007IU | Vitamin C: 228mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg
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