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.
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.