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Fizzy Peach Jalapeno Margaritas

Fizzy Peach Jalapeno Margaritas are me, holding onto summer kicking and screaming.

Fizzy Peach Jalapeno Margaritas

The sun is setting earlier, I spy pumpkin on Pinterest, and I can detect the faint sound of a football game in the wind. HOLD IT EVERYONE! I love a slice of apple pie as much as the next sane person, but we still have summer days to relish and Fizzy Peach Jalapeno Margaritas to sip.

Margaritas are my favorite cocktail, and I have high standards: No mixes, fresh lime juice only, and salt that rim. Though a well made classic ‘rita on the rocks will forever be dear to my heart, I love creating new margarita twists to share with friends, which I assume is why I continue to be invited to dinner parties. Of all the recipes I tested this year, Fizzy Peach Jalapeno Margaritas were the winner, and I plan to spend the rest of my summer enjoying them as often as socially acceptable.

Peach Jalapeno Margaritas-Sweet, spicy, and dangerousIf you’ve never tried a spicy margarita, you are in for a treat. I became addicted to them last summer when these Chipotle Grapefruit Margaritas entered my life/glass. The jalapeno kick blends beautifully with the sweet, juicy fruit. It also gives the margaritas a rather addictive quality that my friends and I struggled to explain, despite pouring extra rounds for additional “research.”

Peach Jalapeno Margaritas-Fresh peach margaritas with a kickThe base of Fizzy Peach Jalapeno Margaritas is a fresh peach and jalapeno simple syrup. Simple syrup earned its name because it’s outrageously easy to make—place the jalapenos, water, and sugar in saucepan, heat them up, then pour them right over the fresh peach slices and strain. Here’s looking at you, bartender.

Peach Jalapeno Margaritas-Fresh peach margaritas with jalapeno simple syrupNext, the margarita assembly. To mimic the spicy sweetness of the margarita, line the rims of the glasses with a mix of sugar and salt. From there, add the ice, jalapeno peach syrup, booze, and one final flair: bubbles!

A quick pour of carbonated water (club soda) over the Peach Jalapeno Margaritas adds fizz, fun, and balance. Ever since I tried the Hamilton Beach SodaStation hand-held soda maker, I’ve become addicted to the bubbly. It carbonates water in 15 seconds, doesn’t require a plug or battery, and is easy-peasy to operate. I love the fact that I no longer need to remember to buy club soda, mostly because I never do, even when I write CLUB SODA DON’T FORGET!!! on my grocery list. Plus, I feel fancy.

Fizzy Peach Jalapeno Margaritas-sweet, spicy, bubbly. The perfect cocktail!Whether you make Fizzy Peach Jalapeno Margaritas for a quiet evening on a porch swing or a raucous backyard barbecue, don’t let summer slip away without trying this fresh, fizzy take on a classic cocktail.

To help make Fizzy Peach Jalapeno Margaritas (and bubbles!) a part of your life this summer, I’m teaming up with Hamilton Beach for a fizzy fabulous giveaway. One lucky reader will receive a SodaStation, along with a refill pack of carbonation cartridges.

Final request: If you are able to discern what makes Fizzy Peach Jalapeno Margaritas so additive, please do let me know. I also recommend you test your theory on a second batch, just to be safe.

Fizzy Jalapeño Peach Margaritas

Fresh peach margaritas with a kick. Sweet, lightly spicy, and completely addictive, these margaritas are sure to become your favorite cocktail.

Yield: Serves 2 to 4

Ingredients:

For the jalapeño peach simple syrup

  • 1 cup pitted and chopped ripe peaches (about 2 small peaches)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced into rounds, seeds and pulp included

For the fizzy margaritas

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier, Triple Sec, or Cointreau
  • Carbonated water (club soda)
  • Granulated sugar and coarse salt for the rim (optional)
  • Additional lime slices, jalapeño slices, and peach slices to garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. Place the peaches in a medium bowl and mash with a fork. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar, and jalapeño slices. Bring to a gentle boil and stir until the sugar dissolves. Pour the hot syrup and jalapeño slices immediately over the peaches. Let cool to room temperature, then strain to remove the solids. Transfer to an airtight container and chill in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  3. Salt the glass rims (optional): If desired, run a lime slice around the top rim of two glasses to moisten. Place a small amount of equal parts sugar and salt on a shallow plate. Turn the glass over, then gently press the wet glass rim around in the sugar and salt until it sticks. Repeat with the second glass.
  4. Fill glasses with ice, then top with 2 ounces peach jalapeño simple syrup, 1 Tablespoon lime juice, 1 ounce tequila, and 1/2 ounce orange liqueur.
  5. Top each glass with a splash of carbonated water (I made mind using the SodaStation) to reach desired strength. Garnish with lime wedges, jalapeño slices, and peach slices as desired. Enjoy immediately.

I originally shared this recipe on the Hamilton Beach Everyday Good Thinking blog.

Margarita Madness:

Hamilton Beach compensated me for my time to create this recipe. As always, all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands who support The Law Student’s Wife.

57 Responses to “Fizzy Peach Jalapeno Margaritas”

  1. dessertfortwo — August 11, 2014 @ 7:23 am (#)

    These margaritas are my 5:00 dreams coming true! I love fizzy everything!! I’m addicted to my SodaStream.
    (please don’t enter me in the contest because I already have one, but I just wanted to comment and say how delicious this drink looks!)

  2. hipfoodiemom — August 11, 2014 @ 7:39 am (#)

    Oh, I love our SodaStream!! and love this Fizzy Peach Jalapeno Margarita!! love the addition of the jalapenos!! I’ve never tried adding some heat to my cocktails. . can’t wait to try this one!

  3. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor — August 11, 2014 @ 8:02 am (#)

    I’m generally not a fan of spicy foods, but I LOVE jalapeno margaritas! I love the addition of the peach flavor. I definitely need to try the SodaStream too!

  4. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — August 11, 2014 @ 8:29 am (#)

    I love this drink, Erin!!! I can’t stand to think of summer coming to an end!

    • Erin Clarke — August 11th, 2014 @ 9:06 am

      Brenda, I’m holding on for dear life! I say we still have lazy northern days to love (and cool beverages to sip) so CHEERS to August :)

  5. Jessica — August 11, 2014 @ 8:31 am (#)

    Sooo… I’m 8.5 months pregnant and just told the baby this past weekend that she has to come before peach season is over so I can have a margarita. And now I have a delicious-sounding recipe for one!

    Also, somehow didn’t know you were in Madison?! I did find you relatively recently, but this still makes me happy :)

    • Erin Clarke — August 11th, 2014 @ 10:49 pm

      Jessica, are you in Madison too?? LOVE this city! Please let your baby girl know that I agree with her mommy–you deserve a jalapeño peach margarita celebratory toast before this summer ends!

      • Jessica — August 13th, 2014 @ 8:03 am

        I could do without out winters, but yes, I’m in Madison and love it here too! Are there Door County peaches at the farmer’s market yet? I missed the last couple weeks…

        • Erin Clarke — August 14th, 2014 @ 1:40 pm

          AGREE on the winter. Can’t it just be summer forever please? And I missed it the last two weeks too! Fingers are crossed for this Saturday. I am having a total peach love affair and Door county is the best!

  6. sweetphi — August 11, 2014 @ 9:39 am (#)

    OMG How much do these peach jalapeno margaritas scream summer! Love the look of them, makes me want to sip one of these and sit outside while I still can. Isn’t summer just flying this year?

  7. Cookin Canuck — August 11, 2014 @ 9:43 am (#)

    I’m not ready for pumpkin yet, either. Bring on the margaritas! I love the spicy-sweet vibe you have doing here.

  8. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — August 11, 2014 @ 10:11 am (#)

    You had me at jalapeño!!! This is gorgeous!

  9. realfoodbydad — August 11, 2014 @ 10:33 am (#)

    Nothing better than japapenos in a margarita. This needs to happen here soon!

    • Erin Clarke — August 11th, 2014 @ 10:47 pm

      You sound like a man after my own heart. Thanks Matt!

  10. CakePants — August 11, 2014 @ 11:09 am (#)

    I’m right there with you on clinging to the last weeks of summer – SO not ready for fall to start! I’ve never had a spicy margarita before, but this sounds fantastic! Peach and jalapenos…yum!

  11. Melanie @ Carmel Moments — August 11, 2014 @ 11:39 am (#)

    Good golly. They look good. Pinned (of course)!
    Happy Monday Erin!

  12. steworastory — August 11, 2014 @ 12:58 pm (#)

    Stunning photos, Erin, and yummy-looking summery drink!

    • Erin Clarke — August 12th, 2014 @ 9:55 am

      Thank so much Trisha! Cheers

  13. Mir — August 11, 2014 @ 1:16 pm (#)

    I’ve never had a spicy margarita! Now I wanna try!
    I’m with you on summer. Keep it going as long as possible!

  14. Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health — August 11, 2014 @ 2:38 pm (#)

    im not a Margarita person but do occasionally like to sip on fancy ones..aka i need a glass of peach jalepeno ‘ritas right now.

  15. Elizabeth Devaney — August 11, 2014 @ 3:08 pm (#)

    yeah I’m going to need one of these drinks. you are so fancy, bartender! mmmmmm

  16. Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — August 11, 2014 @ 3:13 pm (#)

    You know how to start a week right, my friend! I’ll take two….or maybe three, just to be safe :)

    • Erin Clarke — August 11th, 2014 @ 10:46 pm

      How about FOUR? ;-) Cheers!

  17. Anna (Hidden Ponies) — August 11, 2014 @ 3:33 pm (#)

    I am such a fall fan, I love every whisper of it’s arrival :) But we can still drink these all fall too! Love the unique flavour combo!

  18. Kathi @ Deliciously Yum! — August 11, 2014 @ 3:58 pm (#)

    Adding something spicy like jalapenos to a drink is totally blowing my mind over here. Fizzy drinks are my favorite and I can’t even tell you how much I’m dying to add jalapeno slices to mine ;). I am planning on fully savoring every last day of summer – fall recipes are amazing, but I’m not ready for ‘em yet!

  19. Kelsey — August 11, 2014 @ 4:55 pm (#)

    Umm… WOW. All of my favorite things in one pretty glass!! Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for the giveaway, too! :)

    • Erin Clarke — August 11th, 2014 @ 10:46 pm

      They are some of my favorite things too! Thanks so much Kelsey, and good luck on the giveaway!

  20. Sherri Howell — August 11, 2014 @ 5:00 pm (#)

    WOW!!! I can’t wait to try this!!
    From a PROUD Law Student’s (L3) “Mom”

    • Erin Clarke — August 11th, 2014 @ 10:46 pm

      Thank you so so much Sherri! And congrats to your L3 :) SO CLOSE!

  21. teffysperks — August 11, 2014 @ 5:14 pm (#)

    I’m not the biggest fizzy or alcohol drinker, but I think I could use the peach and jalapeno and maybe infuse some water and ice! Do you think this would work?

    {Teffy’s Perks} X

    • Erin Clarke — August 11th, 2014 @ 6:53 pm

      I think it would be delicious Teffy! Don’t forget the lime too. It makes it :)

  22. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — August 11, 2014 @ 6:50 pm (#)

    Jalapenos are a hit this Summer in the garden, we’re just picking them by the pound! I love finding this post as it’s such a unique and beautiful way to use them! Can’t wait to try!

  23. Danae @ Recipe Runner — August 11, 2014 @ 7:12 pm (#)

    I’m right there with you, let’s hold on to summer as long as possible! There are still so many beautiful peaches and melons to eat. I love this sweet and spicy margarita so perfect for all the lovely peaches! Beautiful pictures!

  24. Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron — August 11, 2014 @ 8:06 pm (#)

    I agree, down with pumpkin! Funny enough, I just finished shooting a spicy margarita…love a bit of a kick with my tequila ;) Your version looks absolutely delicious, bet the peach-jalapeno combination is amazing!

  25. blahnikbaker — August 11, 2014 @ 8:29 pm (#)

    Boy I will need three batches of this to get to know the secret. I need some experimentation here!!

  26. Isadora — August 11, 2014 @ 8:55 pm (#)

    Yes, the rim always need salt! I used to only buy mixes and they are so sugary and not good. I’ve never had a sweet and spicy margarita, but I love the idea of adding jalapenos to it!

  27. themessybakerblog — August 11, 2014 @ 9:33 pm (#)

    Sweet and spicy… Bring it on. Love this cocktail. Oh my, I’m so excited for pumpkin.

  28. nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — August 12, 2014 @ 7:58 am (#)

    I’m with you, why must everyone rush out of summer. It’s summer — the best time of year! I’m going to soak it up as much as possible from here out, and by gosh these bubbly marge look like the perfect way to go!

  29. Kristen — August 12, 2014 @ 8:29 am (#)

    Love this recipe and would love a soda station!!

  30. Julie @ Table for Two — August 12, 2014 @ 8:49 am (#)

    Omg, I can only imagine how kickin’ this drink is!!! Slide me one :)

  31. Courtney @ Neighborfood — August 12, 2014 @ 10:24 am (#)

    Pumpkin better back the heck away from August. I love it as much as the next gal, but I’m clinging to summer for as long as I possibly can. Which likely includes drinking these margaritas every day.

  32. Annie @Maebells — August 12, 2014 @ 12:07 pm (#)

    Wow! These are impressive! What a flavor combo!

  33. alexandracaspero — August 12, 2014 @ 1:21 pm (#)

    I spy pumpkin on pinterest and i am NOT ready! It’s only August people! I still need more tomato salads, peach pie, and these margaritas! Love the idea of jalapeno and peach!

  34. Kelly — August 12, 2014 @ 1:39 pm (#)

    Although I love pumpkin, I am so not ready for summer to be over yet! I mean – didn’t it just begin? Love this sweet and spicy peachy cocktail!

  35. Sarah@WholeAndHeavenlyOven — August 12, 2014 @ 4:00 pm (#)

    I’ve resisted the urge so far to break out my cans of pumpkin, but I know I’m not gonna be able to hold off much longer. It’s gorgeous, summery things like these margaritas that pull me outta that nonsense and remind me that, like you said, IT’s STILL SUMMER. That being said, I NEED these gorgeous drinks in my life.
    Jalapenos and peaches = best combo ever. :D

  36. Thalia @ butter and brioche — August 12, 2014 @ 8:55 pm (#)

    i wish it was summer here! definitely could kick back and relax with a margarita.. looks delicious.

  37. Ashley Bee — August 12, 2014 @ 9:11 pm (#)

    I love all of the flavors in this cocktail, well done!

  38. tessa — August 12, 2014 @ 10:50 pm (#)

    Sooooo yummy!
    Thank you for creating a delicious drink with jalapenos ! love them.

    • Erin Clarke — August 14th, 2014 @ 11:20 pm

      ME TOO Tessa! So glad that you appreciate the kick. Cheers :)

  39. Sharon L — August 16, 2014 @ 12:24 pm (#)

    OMG this speaks to me! I LOVE jalapeno with tequila… pinning!

    • Erin Clarke — August 17th, 2014 @ 5:29 pm

      Cheers Sharon! Thank you!

  40. shenANNAgans — August 17, 2014 @ 10:52 pm (#)

    Erin, I have never heard of popping jalapeno in a cocktail, but it sounds just crazy enough for me to love…. Sugar & Spice and all things nice. :) Gonna whip one up next weekend.

  41. Diane Siniscalchi — August 18, 2014 @ 12:40 am (#)

    Sounds like a peachy drink, lol! I’ll have to try it. :-)

    • Erin Clarke — August 18th, 2014 @ 5:29 pm

      PEACHY KEEN! Thanks so much Diane :)

  42. Jennifer — August 24, 2014 @ 7:31 pm (#)

    I am excited to try these. Is there a recipe with the exact measurements?

  43. elsellin — August 25, 2014 @ 11:20 am (#)

    I love a little sweet and spicy with my cocktails – gorgeous too!! Thanks for the link to mine!

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