Saturday, April 30, 2011

Weekend Cooking: Pineapple Jalapeño Margaritas

Tonight is our annual Cinco de Mayo bash. I sure wish I could have you all over, but I thought I'd do the next best thing and share the recipe for our signature drink. We mix this up in a sports jug (it's a big group) and then the bartender just has to put them over ice!

Col's Pineapple Jalapeño Margaritas

2-3 jalapenos, seeded and chopped
64 oz pineapple juice
1 1/2 cups lime juice
1 1/2 cups simple syrup
2 cups tequila
1 cup triple sec (or another orange liqueur)
8 cups ice cubes
Additional ice for serving
Lime or orange triangles for garnish

1. In a blender, mix 1 cup pineapple juice with the jalapenos. Puree completely.

2. Pour the puree along with all remaining ingredients, including the 8 cups of ice, into a large jug with a dispenser at the bottom.

3. Serve over ice in a rocks glass and garnish with lime or orange slices, if desired.

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  1. That sounds like an awesome drink, especially with the jalapeno! Happy Cinco de Mayo!

  2. Oh man, this sounds wonderful -- perfect for Cinco de Mayo. I've printed this one out.

  3. Gosh, I have never seen a drink with jalapenos. My Bro would love this!

  4. Muy bien! I'd love to try this ... wonder if I can scale it down to make a smaller batch :)

  5. Those jalapenos would be too hot for me but my husband would love them.

  6. Thanks, everyone. I got the idea from a Bobby Flay recipe that was WAY too complicated! The jalapenos are divided between a lot of drinks, so it's not actually as hot as you would think -- it just has a bit of heat in the finish.

    Dawn, if I was going to make it for one, I'd start with 3/4 cup pineapple juice, 1/2-1 shot tequila, 1/2 shot triple sec, 2 tablespoons each simple syrup and lime juice and a slice of jalapeno in the blender!

  7. I bet that drink will be the hit of the party :)
    Hope you have a wonderful time!

  8. I love margaritas but I've never had one with jalapenos in it. But, as they say, there's a first time for everything. I copied your original recipe and the one for just one drink. Thanks for sharing.

  9. I totally want to give this a try, although the jalapeno does sound daunting!

  10. Sounds like a fun drink to share with friends.

  11. Thanks, everyone. They are spicy, but not super hot. In fact, you kind of wonder what's going on when you drink them! Let me know if you try them! I'd love a review -- or suggestions to improve 'em for next year :)

  12. Great that you linked in, thanks.
    Have a super day


I absolutely love comments. Thanks for taking the time to share! Col