Good morning sunshines!
Some may say it's too early in the week/day for a cocktail but I am in vacation mode people. I leave for Greece today! Ahhhhh! Before departing I figured it was the right time to bring vacation vibes to you. Chase those winter blues away, baby!
Are you ready to add a little spice to your life? A little kick to your sip? Some seasoning to your slurp? Okay... that last one is a stretch. But I promise you this is my go-to party-punch recipe for a reason.
A couple years back, as the admin and unofficially party planner of a home decor company (you know where I am talking about friends), I undertook the unnecessary task of throwing weekly themed happy hours for the office of 200+. I be crazy, yo. We had parties ranging from ice cream social bars to Sushi and Sake night including Japanese candy snacks and decor. Whenever there were no "national holidays" to celebrate like 4th of July or National Doughnut Day, I whipped out this pineapple jalapeño margarita punch. I am telling you: it is a crowd pleaser.
Sweet, tropical, refreshing fun with a spicy kick. Every flavor balances each other out, not to mention it's real easy to throw together whether it's for your summer BBQ, Mexican fiesta, or a girls' night at your place. Enjoy and see you when I get back!
Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita Punch
- 1 1/2 cups tequila
- 1 jalapeño
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup water
- can 46 oz Pineapple Juice
- 1 large lime, sliced
- Margarita salt, garnish (I like to combine with equal parts sugar)
- optional: Pineapple chunks, garnish
First off, infuse your tequila by placing 1/2 a thinly sliced jalapeño half an hour before preparing your punch. It doesn't take long to infuse a spicy flavor but if you'd like an extra hot kick you can do this one day ahead of time.
In a small saucepan, create a simple syrup by combining your sugar, water, and leftover 1/2 sliced jalapeño over a low heat. Whisk until sugar dissolves and remove from heat. Let cool.
In a large pitcher, combine tequila, simple syrup, can of pineapple juice and squeeze lime slices, dropping the slices into the pitcher. Stir with a wood spoon until combined. Garnish glasses with margarita salt and serve over ice. If not drinking right away, the margarita punch can be refrigerated for up to 24 hours. Olé!