A refreshing twist on a classic favorite! Ripe, in-season strawberries and spicy jalapeños create a harmonious blend. Perfect for summer celebrations.
- 2 oz tequila or mezcal
- 1 oz orange liqueur (such as Cointreau or Triple Sec)
- 1 oz fresh lime juice
- 1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar (optional, to taste)
- 1–2 jalapeño slices (adjust to your desired level of spiciness)
- Salt or sugar for rimming the glass (optional)
- Lime wheel and strawberry slice for garnish (optional)
- Prepare your glass: If you’d like a salt or sugar rim, run a lime wedge around the edge of your glass, then dip the rim into a shallow plate of salt or sugar. Set the glass aside.
- Make the strawberry puree: In a blender or food processor, combine the strawberries and sugar (if using). Blend until smooth. Set aside.
- In a cocktail shaker, muddle the jalapeño slices to release their flavors.
- Add tequila, orange liqueur, fresh lime juice, and 2-3 tablespoons of the strawberry puree to the cocktail shaker.
- Fill the shaker with ice and shake well for about 15-20 seconds, or until the outside of the shaker becomes cold and frosty.
- Strain the mixture into your prepared glass filled with fresh ice.
- Garnish your Strawberry Spicy Margarita with a lime wheel and a strawberry slice.
You can adjust the amount of strawberry puree according to your taste preference. The leftover puree can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days and used in other drinks, smoothies, or desserts.