Fresh Peach Jalapeño Margarita

by Lindsay on July 22, 2013

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Due to non-stop rain here in Ohio, my garden is going completely insane! I’m talking waist high zucchini plants, vines crawling up (and over) the neighbor’s fence, and way more peppers than I know what to do with. I personally think that fresh serrannos, habaneros (and even jalapeños) are too hot to eat raw or even cooked on a daily basis, so I have begun infusing anything I can get my hands on!

Fresh fruit pairs beautifully with hot peppers and what pairs beautifully with that combo? Tequila of course! Fruity margaritas aren’t a new thing, but add some hot pepper infused simple syrup and your cocktail gets a completely different twist. Pictured is a margarita made with sweet ripe peaches and jalapeno simple syrup. A perfectly refreshing summer drink that’s a little bit sweet and a little bit spicy!

 

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Hot Pepper Infused Fresh Peach Margarita

July 22nd, 2013

Yield: Serves 4

A sweet and spicy margarita made with fresh peaches and jalapeño, serranno, or habanero infused simple syrup.

Ingredients:

For the margarita:
3 large ripe peaches
6 ounces silver tequila
2 ounces orange flavored liquer such as triple sec or cointreau
2-4 ounces simple syrup (start with a little and add more if you want more spice)
Juice of one large lime or 2 small
Juice of one orange juice

For the syrup:
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
2 fresh jalapenos, 2 fresh serranos, or 1 habanero (depending on preferred spice level)
*Feel free to change the sugar to water ratio to less if you like your drinks less sweet. I usually do 1/2 cup sugar to 1 cup water.

Directions:

To make the simple syrup cook the sugar, water and peppers (cut in half) together on low until the sugar is dissolved. Let the syrup cool and strain the peppers and seeds.

Peel and remove the pit from the peaches, and blend with all the other ingredients. Here you can use a regular blender or an immersion blender. Pour over ice and enjoy!

*Save leftover syrup and try this drink with different fresh fruit blends!

Notes:

If you don't like tequila just substitute vodka for an equally delicious cocktail!

About Lindsay

I'm Lindsay, the owner of OliveTree Handmade. I love designing and creating re-purposed and vintage inspired jewelry and accessories using vintage pieces and old/unwanted/broken items. Giving new life to something that otherwise wouldn't be used or thrown away.


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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar July 22, 2013 at 5:45 pm

I love the idea of making this spicy! Lovely recipe!

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Lindsay July 23, 2013 at 5:26 pm

Thanks so much, Katrina!

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Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious July 22, 2013 at 6:06 pm

I could drown myself in this today!

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Lindsay July 23, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Haha…and you should!

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Kelsey @aslolife July 23, 2013 at 8:59 am

I love incorporating peppers into everything in the summer, but never would have thought about margaritas–it looks divine!

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Lindsay July 23, 2013 at 5:26 pm

Thanks, Kelsey! You definitely should try it!

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Kate | Food Babbles July 23, 2013 at 10:49 am

I love peach margaritas an I also happen to be a big fan of adding spice in unexpected places. This cocktail is stunning!

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Lindsay July 23, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Thanks, Kate! The peach goes really well with the spicy peppers!

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Katrina Meyers July 23, 2013 at 11:03 am

Try raspberry jalapeno jelly, it’s incredible spread on crackers or baguette slices over some cream cheese or goat cheese. It’s also good as a glaze on pork or chicken. Or just dipping crackers in it. A lot of recipes out there call for bell peppers and only a little hot pepper and I find them to be too mild, I use more hot peppers.

They also freeze really well, just chop them up in a food processor and put them in ziplock bags or tupperware and freeze them for use in chili and other recipes. Mixing the habeneros with the jalapenos and serranos also tempers the heat but gives great flavor.

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Lindsay July 23, 2013 at 5:23 pm

That jelly sounds so good Katrina, I’m definitely going to make it! Freezing them is a great idea too, I would feel terrible if I had to throw any away. Thanks!

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Miss Messy July 23, 2013 at 6:27 pm

Wow what a fantastic combination! :D

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Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking July 24, 2013 at 10:20 am

What a great idea! I love my drinks sweet but I might throw some peppers in my fiances for a different twist! Gorgeous photos too!

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Lindsay July 25, 2013 at 8:45 am

Thanks so much, Lindsey!

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Diane July 25, 2013 at 2:05 am

I love summertime, and fresh peaches, and spicy.. everything! This drink sounds so good, but would like to know what I could substitute with to make it non-alcoholic? Thanks for sharing the recipe and lovely photos.

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Lindsay July 25, 2013 at 8:48 am

Hi Diane,
You could do the peaches, extra orange juice, the simple syrup and add some sparkling water. Or, add the peach puree to lemonade and throw in some slices of fresh jalapeño!
Thanks!

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Diane July 25, 2013 at 8:48 pm

Thanks, great recommendations! Will have to try while fresh summertime peaches are still available. Thanks for the recipe.

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Jessi @ Practically Functional July 25, 2013 at 3:18 am

Oh yum, I bet that combo of sweet with a kick is great! Pinning this, and I’m stopping by to let you know I featured this on my blog today as part of a roundup of 25 Refreshing Summer Cocktails! Feel free to stop by and grab a Featured button if you’d like, and thanks again for the great recipe!

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Lindsay July 25, 2013 at 8:49 am

Thanks so much, Jessi! All of those recipes sound great, awesome roundup!

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Jeff @ Cheeseburger August 9, 2013 at 5:28 am

I’m loving the touch of spice in this margarita.

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