This Spicy Sunset Margarita is a fruity, fiery twist on the classic Mexican cocktail.  Flavored with mango, pineapple, jalapeno and grenadine, this tropical tequila libation is sure to get the party started!

Hi-ya, friends!!!

Today we are MARGARITA-ING!!!  <– Because that should DEFINITELY be a verb.

So go grab your sombreros, maracas and tiny cocktail umbrellas.

It’s fiesta time!

Ole!

Not only is today #ThirstyThursday, but it also happens to be #MargaritaWeek!!

AAAAAND tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo!!!  🙌

I mean, have the stars aligned to create some awesome sauce or WHAT?

In case you are over there thinking, ‘what the heck is margarita week?’, let me drop some knowledge.

In celebration of ALL things margarita, a BUNCH of fantastically fabulous food bloggers (*ahem* and myself) have gotten together to bring you a SLEW of margarita recipes this week.

Think, taste the rainbow in margarita form.

So make sure you check out the evil genius behind the festivities, Kate from ¡Hola! Jalapeño’s page, for a list of all the recipes.   Or, search the hashtag #margaritaweek on social media, and check out ALL the margarita madness!

Spicy Sunset Margarita on the Rocks

AKA tropical boozy deliciousness!

This luscious libation is sweet, spicy and tart with distinguished notes of pineapple, mango and lime.

Paired with a piquant, salty, sugary rim this margarita is magically delicious.

A word to the wise, this boozy babe is radically refreshing and dangerously smooth.  Like, you could easily suck down three (or five) of these and be terrifically tipsy before you know it.  So make sure you hide the car keys.

However, running through the streets belting love tunes to your neighbors is highly encouraged.  🎤

Just make sure you don’t live on my street first.  😉

Recipe Notes:

  1. If you like your margarita on the sweeter side, add an ounce or two of agave, or honey, to the blender with the mango.  Just make sure you taste the mango-pineapple mixture FIRST, and then add the agave if desired.  Depending on the ripeness of your mango, the mixture may be sweet enough without the addition.
  2. If a super spicy margarita is desired, use all four slices of jalapeno.  For a milder margarita, use one slice.

You just CAN’T have a Cinco de Mayo celebration without a few margaritas!  Make this Spicy Sunset Margarita a part of your festivities!!

Until next week friends, cheers- to tasting the tropics, from the comfort of your own home.

-XOXO-

Cheyanne

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Spicy Sunset Margarita on the Rocks
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

This Spicy Sunset Margarita is a fruity, fiery twist on the classic Mexican cocktail. Flavored with mango, pineapple, jalapeno and grenadine, this tropical tequila libation is sure to get the party started!

Course: Cocktail, Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex-Mex
Servings: 2
Calories: 307 kcal
Author: Cheyanne Holzworth-Bany
Ingredients
  • ½ Ripe Mango – skin & pit removed, and cubed
  • 3 ounces Pineapple Juice
  • 1 ounce Lime Juice
  • ½ Jalapeno - sliced
  • 3 ounces Triple Sec
  • 3 ounces Silver Tequila
  • 1 TBS Grenadine
  • Agave (optional)*
  • Lime – sliced, for garnish
Rim:
  • Lime Wedge for wetting the rim
  • ¾ tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 ½ tsp Coarse Salt
  • 1 ½ tsp Granulated Sugar
Instructions
  1. For the rim: spread the chili powder, salt and sugar on a small plate. Moisten the rim of 2 glasses with the lime wedge. Dip the edge of the rim into the mixture and gently shake off any excess. Fill the glasses with ice and set aside.
  2. For the mango-pineapple mixture (yield about 1 cup): Add the mango, pineapple juice and lime juice to a blender*. Blend until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  3. For the cocktail: In a cocktail shaker, muddle 1-4 slices of jalapeno*. Fill the shaker with ice and add the mango mixture, triple sec and tequila. Shake vigorously until the shaker is cold to touch. Strain the margarita into the prepared glasses. Slowly pour the grenadine into the margarita. Garnish with the slices of lime and remaining slices of jalapeno. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

1. If you like your margarita on the sweeter side, add an ounce or two of agave, or honey, to the blender with the mango. Just make sure you taste the mango-pineapple mixture FIRST, and then add the agave if desired. Depending on the ripeness of your mango, the mixture may be sweet enough without the addition.

2. If a super spicy margarita is desired, use all four slices of jalapeno. For a milder margarita, use one slice.

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Sunset Margarita on the Rocks
Amount Per Serving
Calories 307
% Daily Value*
Sodium 8mg 0%
Potassium 124mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Sugars 28g
Vitamin A 9.7%
Vitamin C 33.5%
Calcium 0.6%
Iron 0.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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