Peach Jalapeño Margaritas

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Can we talk about what I always blab about at parties when I have a margarita in my hand?  I brag about how the frozen margarita was invented in my hometown of Dallas.  I smugly sip my margarita and lick my salt mustache.  And then I peer-pressure everyone else to put a margarita in their own hand.  When something tastes delicious, I want everyone to enjoy it.

That’s how I feel about these peach jalapeño margaritas—I want to make one for everyone!  The spiciness from the jalapeño gives the same burn as tequila, but with a fruity note.  You could even make these without the tequila since they still have the ‘cocktail’ taste.

The heat from the jalapeño comes from the simple syrup.  I added half of a fresh jalapeño to the simple syrup and pressed it with a wooden spoon to extract as much flavor as possible.

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The jalapeño simple syrup is so delicious that I’ve been doubling the recipe and stirring it into lemonade.  I can’t get enough sweet-heat right now!

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Want more margarita deliciousness in your life? Try my margarita pie with pretzel crust and tequila-laced whipped cream.


Peach Jalapeño Margaritas
 
Yields 2 cocktails
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Ingredients
For the jalapeño simple syrup:
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ of a fresh jalapeno, sliced in half
For the margaritas:
  • 2 ripe peaches, pitted and diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup jalapeño simple syrup
  • 1-2 shots of silver tequila
optional:
  • extra lime juice for the rim of the glass
  • salt or sugar for the rim of the glass
Instructions
  1. First, make the simple syrup: in a small saucepan combine the sugar, water and jalapeño. Bring to a simmer while smashing the jalapeño with a wooden spoon to extract the flavor. Once it boils, remove from heat and let cool completely. Transfer to a container and chill in the fridge until ready to use.
  2. To make the margaritas: blend the diced peaches, lime juice, ¼ cup of the jalapeño simple syrup, and tequila in a blender. Add a handful of ice cubes and blend until slushy. Enjoy garnished with lime and jalapeño slices.

 


Comments

  1. says

    Such a great recipe! We have four jalapenos on our plant in the garden right now that are just about ready. From what I’ve heard from others, the home-grown jalapenos are super hot this year. Now, if you could give me a few ideas of cocktails using mint aside from a mojito… :)

  2. says

    UGH How cool are these?!?! I love jalapenos and have never infused them in a simple syrup – geeeeeeeenius! We need to whip up a batch of these, lick our salt mustaches and blab about everything and nothing. DONE!

  3. Esther says

    This reminds me of the time in Woodland when we ate dinner at that AMAZING Mexican place with the jalapeno margaritas and then rented Bridesmaids from the sketchy Red Box right before my wedding! I still think so fondly of that spicy cocktail!

    • says

      That is EXACTLY what I was thinking of when I was working on this recipe! That jalapeño margarita was good, but it was a bit too spicy for me. I need the peaches. You should definitely make the jalapeño simple syrup. You’ll probably put it in everything :) Love ya! xo

  4. says

    Tee hee, I’m imagining you with your margarita blabbing happening, with B rolling his eyes behind you. Let’s drink margaritas together and have a good gossip sesh! <3

  5. says

    Haha I did NOT know that about margaritas! Definitely a great party conversation starter. :)

    The sweet spicy in these sounds fabulous. I’m also thinking they’d be great in popsicle form!

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