Healthy Homemade Jalapeño Margaritas

Good morning, beautiful people! In the past couple of weeks, I’ve been experimenting quite a bit in the kitchen. Chris and I had an “at-home date night” planned involving Mexican food, so I wanted to try making our favorite date night beverage: margaritas! We ended up LOVING this recipe, and they are much healthier than their restaurant counterparts. Made with fresh-squeezed lime and orange juice, plus a little honey for sweetener, you won’t find any preservatives or added sugars in these babies! Plus, they are absolutely delicious. If it’s warm enough where you are, try making one and sitting out on porch in the evenings – it is a little slice of heaven.

Side note, if you’re not a fan of spicy drinks or jalapeños, then you can omit the jalapeños and they’re just as delicious. Cheers!

Homemade Jalapeño Margarita


  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, sliced
  • 3 TBSP silver tequila
  • 3 TBSP lime juice
  • 2 TBSP freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1.5 tsp honey
  • Ice


  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds, then strain into a glass. Add a few jalapeño slices for garnish. Enjoy!

A couple of notes – this recipe makes one margarita. If you are making for multiple people, double the recipe as needed. If you find that your honey doesn’t mix well with the rest of the margarita, you can microwave it for a few seconds and it will mix better! You can also try agave – it mixes well in cocktails but it has less antioxidants and a higher fructose-content than honey.

We seriously love these margaritas – not only do they pair well with tacos and other Mexican-inspired food dishes, but a great happy hour drink when served with some homemade guac and chips. 😛

I hope everyone has a great Wednesday! I’m about to bake ANOTHER loaf of banana bread, but I’m not complaining (and neither is my husband!). xoxo

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  1. I really wish I had tequila at home because these look so delish! I think in my emergency preparedness box I am going to keep a fully stocked bar, hahah!! wishing you two well 🙂


  2. Jasmin

    Where are you margarita glasses from 😍

  3. Haha, for some reason, I can not get on board with spicy drinks! Will try the non-spicy version though – and maybe the spicy version once I am able to have friends around for a cool little drink for everyone 🙂
    xx Janine

  4. Laura Leigh

    Yum sounds delicious! I’m trying out a spicy grapefruit margarita tonight but may try this one out this weekend! Thanks for sharing!

    xo Laura Leigh

  5. Oo this sounds delicious! I’ll have to try to make this!

  6. This was the recipe I was waiting for! Can’t wait to make it this weekend 🙂

  7. Sheila D Barker

    These are going on my Cinco de Mayo Party (Alone) menu! Thank you for sharing!

  8. Joan

    These are delicious!! My husband and I are making them for the second time tonight with our steak fajita bowls dinner. Our 15 year old daughter even put a jalapeno slice and OJ splash in her lime sparkling water for an extra kick if anyone wants a mocktail/virgin version idea.