With Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day in the same week, did you think that I wouldn’t post a Cinco themed food or beverage? I am so excited to share this with you all. So please, try it and let me know how you like it!
It is going on three years now that I have been sober. I don’t really mention it much because it is always met with questions like, “why don’t you drink?”. “do you have a drinking problem?” “oh that sucks, I could never” etc.
To be honest, I don’t miss it anymore. I don’t miss the horrible hangover that would accompany every single night out.
One thing I do miss is the social aspect. Sharing drinks with friends to celebrate something special or wind down after a tough week. My love for mocktails started when I was pregnant with Cassidy. The whole entire time I was pregnant I craved a mojito. I am here to tell you that I probably tried 20 mocktail recipes, before settling on one that passed the test. It was a spectacle that’s for sure. But the taste tests were so much fun!
Strawberry Jalapeno Margarita MocktailI was inspired to make this mocktail by a few different things:
1. Cinco de Mayo
2. Trader Joe’s Jalapeno Limeade drink
3. The current abundance of ripe strawberries that are in the produce departments right now.
4. My current obsession with destination wedding locations in Mexico.
Items you will need to get started:
- Ice cubes
- Fresh strawberries
- Ripe limes
- Jalapenos (if you want to add extra spice)
- Trader Joe’s Jalapeno Limeade
- Sugar to rim the cup, I used stevia
- Honey to rim the cup
- A shaker
- Tequila (if you want this drink to contain alcohol, I didn’t add any alcohol)
Steps I used to make the margarita mocktail:
- Cut up the strawberries into small pieces. When finished add them to a measuring cup and add juice from one lime.
- Muddle the strawberries and lime juice until you get a thick soupy consistency.
- Take the cup of your choice and rim the top, using honey and then sugar. You can replace sugar with salt if you prefer that.
- Add ice cubes to the cup.
- Add muddled strawberries to the cup.
- Pour the Jalapeno limeade from Trader Joe’s on top. This limeade has a good kick to it, but if you want your drink spicier, slice up some jalapenos and add them to the drink.
- If you decide that you don’t want this to be a mocktail, this is when you would add your tequila.
- Use a shaker or another cup to agitate the mixture. Transfer back into your rimmed glass and enjoy!
Do you enjoy your margaritas on the rock or frozen? I made a frozen version of this drink as well. I did this by pouring my finished drink mix into my Ninja Blender. I added a few more ice cubes and some of the leftover stevia/honey mixture. This is a must-try!
Review of the Jalapeno Margarita Mocktail
I am 100% an on the rocks girl. That was my preferred recipe during this taste test. The Jalapeno Limeade mixer from Trader Joe’s has a kick of spice that sneaks up on you. I am not really a spicy food lover, so adding the strawberries balanced the drink out. You really have creative freedom on this because you can add more strawberries if you prefer that, or even add jalapenos to the mix if it isn’t spicy enough for you.
You can also rim your glass in tajin or salt instead of honey and sugar as I did. I didn’t have any Tajin but I bet it would be amazing.
I am so proud of this drink. It would pair well with a taco night, girl’s night, or a Mother’s Day brunch. Breakfast tacos, pastries, and a good cocktail – such a vibe. This Mother’s Day I hope you all get to take a break and relax. If you do, try this mocktail or cocktail (whichever you decide). It brings back memories for me.
About 5 years ago, my friends and I went to a Margarita festival in downtown Orlando. It was awesome, they had tents sent up by different tequila vendors and they each had their own margarita recipe for you to try. About halfway through making our way through the vendors, it began to pour down rain. We ended up finding shelter underneath a pop-up tent along with another vendor. They ended up letting us drink all of the rest of their margarita mix. We had so much fun.
I hope you all have a Happy Cinco de Mayo!
I’ve connected with some amazing bloggers to share some Mother’s Day brunch ideas! Charcuterie boards, our favorite breakfasts and more! Head to each of their blogs to check out what they are sharing.
Marly | Easy Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas
Christine | Mama Juice: Perfect for Mother’s Day Brunch