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Healthy Jalapeño Margarita Recipes

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Healthy Jalapeño Margarita Recipes?  Those exist?

Oh, I remember the first time I tasted a jalapeño margarita. Actually, scratch that…I cannot actually remember where I was.  I know you won’t believe me if I tell you that the reason is NOT because I had too many jalapeño margaritas, so what’s the point in even trying?

Anyway, here’s what I do know:  IT WAS AMAZING!  The spicy jalapeño flavor with the sweetness of a margarita is a match made in heaven.

Unfortunately, in the few years after that first amazing jalapeño margarita, I had a couple that were completely underwhelming and I kind of forgot about them until just the other night.

We went out for Mexican at the newest place in town and I saw the jalapeño margarita on the menu.  I had to give it another try and this one brought me right back to that first one (except I remember where I was for this one).

Of course, margaritas can often be made with high fructose corn syrup or simple sugar syrups and they just aren’t very healthy.  So, I decided to set out to make my own recipe with healthier ingredients.

The results did NOT disappoint.

Healthy Jalapeño Margarita Recipes
Healthy Jalapeño Margarita Recipes

I ended up making a regular version, a strawberry version, and a watermelon version and all of them turned out great.  I personally like the regular one the best but they all have great flavor.

All you need for these margarita recipes is some silver tequila, a lot of limes, fresh strawberries or watermelon (if desired), and agave nectar.  A cocktail shaker, a muddler, margarita salt or flake salt, and fancy glasses are suggested but optional.

I actually did find a pre-made margarita mix at the store that has pretty good ingredients as well though.  So, if you don’t care about the freshness of the limes (it makes a little difference, for sure), you can get some Tres Agaves margarita mix to replace the lime juice and agave in any of the recipes.  Here’s an Amazon link so you can see what it looks like:  CLICK HERE.

Of course, alcohol and agave nectar are both yellow tier in 90/10.  So, this recipe is pretty much all yellow tier.  Not a bad way to use your 10% though, if you ask me.

Healthy Watermelon Jalapeño Margarita
Healthy Jalapeño Margarita
Healthy Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita

HEALTHY JALAPEÑO MARGARITA RECIPES

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Healthy Jalapeño Margarita

Healthy Jalapeño Margarita

Author: Ryan Chapman
Servings : 2

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. tequila silver is best
  • 6 oz. lime juice fresh squeezed, 5-6 medium limes
  • 1 Tbsp agave often labeled "agave nectar"
  • ice to taste
  • jalapeno fresh, sliced
  • flake salt optional, for rim

Instructions

  • Slice the fresh jalapeño into rings. Drop 1-3 rings to the bottom of a cocktail shaker or a glass. Use a muddler or the handle of a utensil to smash the jalapeño.
  • Add ice, tequila, lime juice, and agave nectar to the shaker or glass. Mix or shake to combine.
  • Use a lime wedge to wet the rim of a glass (or two if splitting this recipe...see notes). Spread the flake salt on a small plate and then dip the glasses in the salt to coat. Fill the glasses with ice.
  • Pour the margarita from the cocktail shaker or mixing glass evenly between the two glasses (if splitting) or one glass if serving as a Grande Margarita. Garnish with lime wedges and an additional jalapeño slice or 2 if desired.

Notes

NOTE:  This recipe makes one Grande Margarita (about a full pint glass) or two smaller margaritas (as pictured).
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Healthy Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita

Healthy Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita

Author: Ryan Chapman
Servings : 2

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. tequila silver is best
  • 4 oz. lime juice fresh squeezed, 4-5 medium limes
  • 1 Tbsp agave often labeled "agave nectar"
  • 4 strawberries fresh
  • ice to taste
  • jalapeno fresh, sliced
  • flake salt optional, for rim

Instructions

  • Slice the fresh jalapeño into rings. Drop 1-3 rings to the bottom of a cocktail shaker or a glass. Use a muddler or the handle of a utensil to smash the jalapeño.
  • Add the strawberries to a blender to blend until smooth. You can run the contents of the blender through a strainer to remove seeds and chunks if you wish but I just left it all in.
  • Add ice, tequila, lime juice, strawberry juice and agave nectar to the shaker or glass. Mix or shake to combine.
  • Use a lime wedge to wet the rim of a glass (or two if splitting this recipe...see notes). Spread the flake salt on a small plate and then dip the glasses in the salt to coat. Fill the glasses with ice.
  • Pour the margarita from the cocktail shaker or mixing glass evenly between the two glasses (if splitting) or one glass if serving as a Grande Margarita. Garnish with strawberry slices, lime wedges and an additional jalapeño slice or 2 if desired.

Notes

NOTE:  This recipe makes one Grande Margarita (about a full pint glass) or two smaller margaritas (as pictured).
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
Healthy Watermelon Jalapeño Margarita

Healthy Watermelon Jalapeño Margarita

Author: Ryan Chapman
Servings : 2

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. tequila silver is best
  • 4 oz. lime juice fresh squeezed, 4-5 medium limes
  • 1 Tbsp agave often labeled "agave nectar"
  • 1/4 cup watermelon fresh (see notes)
  • ice to taste
  • jalapeno fresh, sliced
  • flake salt optional, for rim

Instructions

  • Slice the fresh jalapeño into rings. Drop 1-3 rings to the bottom of a cocktail shaker or a glass. Use a muddler or the handle of a utensil to smash the jalapeño.
  • Add the watermelon to a blender to blend until smooth. You can run the contents of the blender through a strainer to remove chunks/pulp if you wish but I just left it all in.
  • Add ice, tequila, lime juice, watermelon juice and agave nectar to the shaker or glass. Mix or shake to combine.
  • Use a lime wedge to wet the rim of a glass (or two if splitting this recipe...see notes). Spread the flake salt on a small plate and then dip the glasses in the salt to coat. Fill the glasses with ice.
  • Pour the margarita from the cocktail shaker or mixing glass evenly between the two glasses (if splitting) or one glass if serving as a Grande Margarita. Garnish with lime wedges and an additional jalapeño slice or 2 if desired.

Notes

NOTE:  This recipe makes one Grande Margarita (about a full pint glass) or two smaller margaritas (as pictured).
NOTE:  Unless you are making a lot of these or watermelon is in season and you'll use it for something else, it's probably easier to buy watermelon that is already cut in chunks in the produce section of your grocery store.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
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