This Jalapeño Margarita Mocktail is made with lime juice, grapefruit juice, jalapeño simple syrup, and Tajin.
This is such an appetizing mocktail for those of you who drink less or participating in “dry January.” It is so refreshing and is meant to be sipped in the sun. It is currently 18°F here in New York, so I will just be imagining being on a beach under the sun! The jalapeno simple syrup gives the drink a nice kick.
You'll only need a few simple ingredients to make this. The exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below. Here's an overview of what you'll need:
- Sparking water
See recipe card for Margarita Mocktail quantities.
Make the jalapeño Simple Syrup. Combine the water and sugar into a small pot and add a whole jalapeño pepper. On low heat simmer until the sugar completely dissolves and immediately remove from heat. Let cool and transfer to a lidded jar.
Refrigerate until ready to use, syrup lasts 1 week. Leave the jalapeño in there to keep that spicy taste!
From this simple syrup, use 3 tablespoons. Pour the syrup in a shaker along with lime juice, grapefruit juice and ice - shake well.
Rim a fresh glass with lime and salt. Strain into the rimmed glass with fresh ice.
Add the difference of liquid with sparkling water.
Limes: Use fresh limes instead of store bought lime juice for best quality and flavor. I love using my lime squeezer to quickly get the juice out.
Grapefruit: Use fresh grapefruits or pure grapefruit juice (not from concentrate) for this drink.
Sparkling water: You can use Perrier or Pellegrino for the sparkling water.
Jalapeño: The jalapeños is added into the pot when making the simple syrup. It is there to give it a nice kick. Feel free to substitute with a serrano pepper or even a poblano pepper if you prefer.
Cooking is a chance to be creative! Have fun with it and feel free to make your own variation.
- Spicy - add sliced jalapeno at the end.
- Deluxe - add any other fruit juice you may prefer.
- Kid friendly - it's non-alcoholic so your kids will love this.
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Equipment can have a big impact on how a recipe turns out. Stone bakeware takes longer to heat up than metal pans, and also retain heat for longer, which could make the recipe more watery, or burnt on the outsides.
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This will be good in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
These Margarita Mocktail ingredients don't stand up well to freezing.
Feel free to adjust to your liking.Print
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove