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two jalapeño margaritas

Frozen Virgin Jalapeño Margaritas

  • Author: Emma
  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 5 cups 1x


This frozen virgin jalapeño margarita is an easy, spicy mocktail that has all the sour and salty flavors you love.  Learn how to make a pitcher of this amazing non alcoholic drink, and you’ll be wanting a refill!


  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (180 ml)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice (120 ml)
  • 3/4 cup simple syrup (180 ml)
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 12-ounce can frozen limeade (340g)
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 1 cup sparkling water (240 ml)
  • 2-3 jalapeño peppers, sliced


  1. Make the simple syrup.  Dissolve 1/2 cup granulated sugar (100g) with 1/2 cup of water (120 ml) in a saucepan over medium heat.  Chill in the freezer or fridge until needed.
  2. Juice the limes.  Slice 7-8 limes in half, then microwave them on a plate for 30-45 seconds.  Squeeze the juice from them with a wooden citrus reamer.
  3. Mix up the base.  Stir together 3/4 cup of simple syrup with the freshly squeezed lime juice, orange juice, and the kosher salt.  This part can be made ahead and refrigerated until later.
  4. Blend.  Pour the juice mixture into a blender and add the frozen limeade and crushed ice.  Blend on high speed until the ice is chopped up and the mixture is well mixed.
  5. Freeze.  Stir in the sparkling water and jalapeño slices, then pour the drink into a freezer-safe container and freeze for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.  Stir the mixture every 30 minutes to help it freeze evenly.  This time gives the drink a slushy texture, and also makes it spicier.
  6. Rim the glasses.  Dip the rims of the margarita glasses in the leftover simple syrup, then twirl them in margarita salt.
  7. Serve.  Once the drink has a slushy consistency, remove it from the freezer and spoon into the prepared glasses.  Garnish with the frozen jalapeño slices and a lime wheel on the rim.  Enjoy immediately.


  • Be sure to squeeze your own limes.  Bottled juice will not taste very good in this drink.
  • Feel free to remove the seeds and membranes from the peppers to reduce the spiciness.
  • Want this drink extra spicy?  Let the jalapeños sit in the drink for a few hours, and add extra slices.
  • Short on time?  Skip the freezing time and just blend in extra crushed ice.
  • Leftover marg can be frozen for up to 3 months and defrosted when desired.
  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Keywords: frozen jalapeno margarita, mexican