It’s National Tequila Day and we’re celebrating with this fresh Peach Jalapeño Margarita! Grab the freshest peaches you can find and your favorite tequila!
Not that I ever need a reason to break out the tequila for cocktails…but a whole day in celebration of tequila definitely calls for a party.
This isn’t just your average frozen margarita recipe, I wouldn’t give you anything just average now would I? This margarita isn’t actually frozen. It’s a way to make a frozen margarita ahead of time if you’re having a party and don’t want to be stuck pressing blender buttons all night long. Because if you’re friends are anything like mine…you need to make the cocktails in bulk.
The other thing about frozen margaritas is that literally half of the drink is ice. Who wants that? Not me. Not Christie. Like when you order a frozen margarita at a restaurant and you keep taking sips to see if you can actually taste the alcohol? I know you’ve all done that – but you won’t have to with these margaritas.
What you do to make this Peach Jalapeño Margarita is make a peach base for the drink. The base is fresh (or frozen but defrosted) peaches, jalapenos, a little water and honey. Give that a blend until completely smooth and stick it in the fridge. I used Hornitos Black Barrel tequila for my margarita because it’s actually aged in a whiskey fashion that adds whiskey notes to the finished tequila. That’s a winner tequila for me – if you haven’t tried it you should definitely check it out.
Then when it’s cocktail time you pour some of the “base” into a cocktail shaker with tequila, triple sec and crushed ice and shake it like crazy. You can pour it over ice or straight into the glass if you don’t want any ice to water your drink down.
That’s the key to this margarita – no watering it down! I still like it cold and refreshing but let’s leave it at that. Tequila, fresh peaches and a little jalapeño to spice it up.
For the peach base
- 6 fresh peaches, washed and sliced
- 1 large jalapeño, roughly chopped
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 lime juiced
- 1/4 cup water
For the Drink
- 1/2 cup of peach base
- 2 1/2 oz. tequila
- 1/2 oz. triple sec
- 1 lime wedge
- Make the peach base by adding all the ingredients for the base into a blender. Blend until smooth then pour into a pitcher and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.
- To make the margarita, add 1/2 cup of the peach base to a cocktail shaker filled with crushed ice, along with the tequila, triple sec and a squeeze of the lime wedge.
- Shake vigorously and pour into a glass filled with ice, or drink straight up!
If you’re using frozen peaches you’ll need a 1 lb. bag, defrosted.