This post was sponsored by Lobos 1707 Tequila & Mezcal. All opinions are my own.
This sweet and spicy pineapple jalapeño margarita is oh-so-delicious! Sweet and tart pineapple juice combines with jalapeño infused simple syrup and smooth 100% agave Lobos 1707 tequila for a cocktail that will quickly become a favorite!
When it comes to drinks, I love a margarita on the rocks. Back in my college years, I worked bartending in a Mexican restaurant mixing up all sorts of margaritas. From on the rocks, to blended to all sorts of other mixed drinks, it was a crash course to learning about all the different flavors and complexities that tequila has. Not all tequilas are the same and the key to a *chefs kiss* inspired margarita is starting with good ingredients and a high quality tequila!
I recently discovered Lobos 1707 Tequila at Meijer and the flavor is wonderful! It’s smooth, a bit sweet and mellow flavor that makes it wonderful for sipping or for mixing drinks. Lobos 1707 Tequila is additive free and made with 100% blue weber agave which lends to it’s slightly sweet aftertaste. Lobos 1707 Tequila uses Pedro Ximenez barrels for its aged expressions and has a Joven, Reposado and Extra Anejo, as well as a Mezcal. For the price, it’s an excellent choice! To find it near you, use the store locator here or buy online.
Today I’m sharing one of my all time favorites: pineapple jalapeño margaritas on the rocks! We’ll be mixing these up for a spicy New Years Eve celebration at home this year and wanted to make something a little extra special to ring in the new year! This recipe for pineapple jalapeño margarita the perfect balance of sweet, spicy and salty. Made with Lobos 1707 Joven Tequila, fresh pineapple and lime juice, jalapeño simple syrup and some colorful garnishes to make it pretty, this drink will “wow” your friends & family time and time again. Quick tip: when purchasing your pineapple juice, make sure that it’s 100% pineapple juice and not made from concentrate.
One of the key aspects to this drink is the jalapeño simple syrup. While yes, you could make it without it – I promise that taking the few extra steps and 10 minutes to make it is 100% worth it for the depth of flavor it provides (it’s also a wonderful addition to lemonade and lasts forever in the fridge). To make this syrup, all you need is water, sugar and jalapeño slices. Allow them to simmer for 10 minutes and cool before using. Depending on your spice preferences, you can sieve the jalapeños out of the syrup or let them continue to infuse. I usually remove most of them, but keep a few slices to let them flavors infuse longer.
- If you’re wanting super simple, you *can* skip the simple syrup. Instead, just add a few jalapeño slices to the shaker before shaking. You will find your drink a bit less sweet as well.
- Fresh juice has the best flavor and freshness.
- Prefer blended: Add all liquid ingredients to blender, add a handful of ice and blend.
- Tajin seasoning on the rim complements this drink so well with a mix of spicy and salty goodness.
As always, protect your pack, drink responsibly!
For more wonderful and simple cocktail recipes, you can find a ton of great drink recipes here. The Paloma de Jima is next on my list to try!