When I think of summertime, I think of laying poolside in the sunshine with a cold drink in my hand. There’s just something about a margarita that hits the spot every time I slip my toes in the water. While I LOVE a classic margarita, my birthday fiesta was fast approaching and I was craving something a little fancier. But it had to serve a crowd. I jumped on trusty ol’ Pinterest for some drink inspiration only to find recipe after recipe of classic pitcher margaritas. Instead of caving and keeping things simple, I came up with my own pineapple jalapeño margarita that would serve even the thirstiest poolside crowd.
This pineapple jalapeño margarita is a little spicy, a little sweet, and goes down sooo easy! It’s a simple drink to customize, depending on what you like. If you want more spice, muddle a jalapeño slice in your glass before you pour. If you like your drinks a little on the sweet side, add a splash of simple syrup.
The chili salt around the rim is what truly takes this drink over the top. You can probably do without, but I wouldn’t. Plain salt or sugar on the rim just won’t give you the same flavor explosion as the pineapple jalapeño margarita mixing with the chili as it hits your lips. Trust me.
Next time you’re sitting poolside, make sure you and your friends are sippin’ on these sweet and spicy pineapple jalapeño margaritas. You won’t be disappointed!
As always, don’t forget to share and enjoy!
Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita
A spicy and sweet margarita that will serve a crowd! Perfect for a fiesta or a day by the pool!
- 1 750ml bottle silver tequila
- 2 cups triple sec
- 2 cups lime juice (fresh squeezed is best)
- 1.5 cups pineapple juice
- 2 jalapeños (sliced in rounds)
- 1 cup pineapple chunks
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 1/4 cup margarita salt
- lime (sliced)
- extra pineapple and jalapeño slices (for garnish)
- simple syrup (optional)
Combine tequila, triple sec, lime juice, pineapple juice, jalapeño slices, and pineapple chunks in a large pitcher.
Place in the refrigerator overnight, or at least 4 hours, to give the flavors time to meld. Stir well before serving.
Combine the chili powder and margarita salt in a shallow dish.
Wet the rim of a margarita glass with a slice of lime and dip it in the chili salt.
Fill the glass and add additional jalapeño and pineapple slices as garnish, if desired.
If the margarita isn't sweet enough, add a splash of simple syrup to sweeten.