Ain’t nobody gonna mess with this Texas Margarita! Enjoy this twist on the traditional margarita with pineapple juice and some heat from a jalapeño pepper.
Now it’s no secret that I love a good cocktail, especially one with a unique twist. And a margarita? Might be my first love. My friend, Sara, had a Texas-themed party for a group of girlfriends and our daughters recently, and let me tell you, Sara knows how to throw a party! Whenever you’re at Sara’s, it’s a guaranteed night of great food, lots of laughs and out-of-this world cocktails. Remember The Hopeful Spinster? Yup, that was her (and her brother, Phillip), too. I’ve got good friends, don’t I? Let me introduce you to her latest creation: the Texas Margarita.
Texas is all about “go big or go home”, and that’s exactly what this margarita is: a big ol’ glass of tequila goodness. Don’t be scared off by the muddled jalapeño in the recipe. It really isn’t spicy; the pepper just adds a subtle heat. And with the addition of pineapple juice, it’s a perfect twist on a traditional margarita.
And just like that, you’re Cinco de Mayo party ready. Just add some Pico Guacamole, Mango Salsa and Tres Leches Cake with Strawberries. Don’t worry; we didn’t leave you hanging for the main course. Stay tuned for some Tequila Lime Chicken Fajitas coming your way on Monday.
- 3 ounces tequila
- ¾ ounce Grand Marnier
- ¾ ounce fresh lime juice
- 1½ ounces pineapple juice
- 1½ ounces simple syrup
- ⅓ of a jalapeño, seeded. Add more if desired.
- Lime wedge for serving
- Muddle the jalapeño in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add ice, tequila, Grand Marnier, juices and simple syrup. Shake vigorously to mix. Strain and serve immediately. Garnish with a lime.