These Spicy Strawberry Margaritas are the perfect summer cocktail with real lime juice, fresh berries, and a kick of jalapeño!

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A spicy strawberry margarita with a sugared rim

Mixers: Homemade or Store Bought?

Cocktails aren’t for everyone. They can be cloyingly sweet, incredibly strong, or even worse, watered down. The end result often has a lot to do with the mixer used, and less to do with the type of alcohol involved.

While it can seem like a tempting short cut to grab a bottle of margarita mix at the store, making it from scratch is surprisingly simple and makes a world of difference in the flavor department.

At the end of the day, a prepackaged bottle of sugar water has nothing on real lime juice, fresh strawberries, and home made simple syrup.

To really make sure this cocktail delivers on every note, we’re adding one small but powerful jalapeño to the mix for an added kick.

And just like that, these spicy strawberry margaritas are the ultimate summer adult beverage to serve at your next get together!

A plate of limes cut in half in a crescent shape

Margaritas in 1, 2, 3!

If you’re one of those mixologist type booze enthusiasts, you likely already have a bottle of simple syrup in your liquor cabinet somewhere.

Otherwise, start by boiling a few cups of water and adding it to a half cup of sugar. Mix this well, allow it to cool, and just like that, you’ve made simple syrup! (You can adjust the level of sweetness easily by adjusting your sugar to water ratio.)

Next, start squeezing limes like it’s nobody’s business. You really can’t have too many limes for these spicy strawberry margaritas so whatever you were thinking, double it. This is my go-to tool for squeezing lemons or limes in a breeze without any seeds.

Finally, throw all your ingredients (tequila, jalapeño, lime juice, simple syrup, strawberries) in a blender, blend, and serve with ice.

A blender full of strawberry margarita

Garnishing with additional strawberries, limes, jalapeño, and a fancy salted rim is totally optional but highly recommended.

A pitcher pouring strawberry margarita into a glass
A spicy strawberry margarita with a sugared rim
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A spicy strawberry margarita with a sugared rim

Spicy Strawberry Margaritas

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  • Author: Salima Benkhalti
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 34 margaritas 1x
  • Category: beverages
  • Method: blend
  • Cuisine: mexican


  • 1/3 cup simple syrup (see notes for directions)
  • 1 cup lime juice (810 limes) 
  • 1 cup tequila 
  • 2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/4 of a jalapeño (you can use less or more, depending on how spicy the jalapeño)


  1. In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend. Serve over ice with a salted rim, additional strawberries, lime slices and jalapeño slices as garnish. Drink responsibly and enjoy!


To make simple syrup, combine 2 cups boiling water and a half cup sugar. Mix well and allow to cool to room temperature. Use desired amount and keep leftovers in a sealed glass jar.