Jalapeño Strawberry Margarita (NO refined sugar!)

Jalapeno Strawberry MargaritaEnjoying a well-made cocktail is one of life’s simple pleasures. Unfortunately, most drinks are made with high-fructose corn syrup, weird colors, and funky ingredients that hurt our bodies.

I decided to create this cocktail, made with real food ingredients, for guilt-free enjoyment after a long day at work. I’m already thinking I need to have a barbecue just for the excuse to make a big pitcher of this sweet and sassy treat…

Enjoy! <3


Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita

inspired by El Ladrón Spicy Cucumber Margarita (created by Sean Venus)

Ingredients (1 serving)

  • 2 oz. organic white tequila
  • 3 medium organic ripe strawberries (slightly soft is okay)
  • 1 oz. fresh squeezed organic lime juice
  • 1 oz. fresh squeezed organic orange juice
  • 3 slices of jalapeño, ribs/seeds removed (more if you want it spicier)
  • 4 small slices of cucumber (then cut into half moons)
  • 2 tablespoons of raw honey
  • unrefined salt (optional)
  • *sucanat (optional) (Like THIS one)
  • ice cubes

*I use sucanat because it is minimally processed and actually contains minerals



  1. In a container large enough to fit the circumference of the rim of cocktail glass, add a blend of sucanat/salt (about a 70/30 ratio—but taste it and adjust to your liking.
  2. Rim the edge of a cocktail glass with a used lime or orange rind (to moisten with the citrus juice) and coat with the salt and sugar mixture. Set aside.
  3. Add tequila, jalapeño, cucumber, strawberries, citrus juices, and honey to a cocktail shaker.
  4. Lightly muddle the ingredients.
  5. Add 3-4 ice cubes and shake mixture until cold (10-15 seconds).
  6. Pour into a cocktail glass and enjoy!

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7 comments on “Jalapeño Strawberry Margarita (NO refined sugar!)”

  1. Carol G

    FYI. Your photo does not show up on this post and the article will not pin to Pinterest either. I would love to pin this recipe as it sounds so good.

  2. Carol G

    I am on a IPad. I can now see the photo on the post and was also able to pin it too. Thanks!

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