Mango Jalapeno Margarita

by Michael on May 7, 2012 · 18 comments

The countdown is on. Under four short weeks until we disappear for a bit, shooting a destination wedding and enjoying some vacation time together after that. The first week will be busy preparing and shooting the wedding plus a few other events they have planned. As for week two, it should be filled with excursions and picture making and too many margaritas. Just like that. Not like this one though.

I have made my share of drinks over the years. I can’t even take a reasonable guess, but I could safely assume it’s over a million. All those years working the bar plus outside events, it all adds up quickly. During that time I have poured the standard mixes and my fair share of original tried and tested concoctions, but never this one.

Margaritas are insanely popular fair-weather drinks and go hand-in-hand with warm weather and beaches and over the years people have mixed and matched the flavours to come up with sweet and sour variations. Although the standard lime margarita is still incredibly good and popular, changing it up from time to time is also nice. In the past I have made spicy margaritas and sweet ones, so this is just a good combination of the two.

Believe me, it’s good. I can’t divulge the recipe yet, but for two similar recipes check out these links here¬†and here. You can just imagine how thirst quenching it will be for a hot summer day approaching. But good luck just making one!

Sorry for the shorter than usual post, a lot going on here as we gear up for the big trip and various shoots beforehand. I’ll try and be a bit more frequent until then!

From my kitchen to yours,




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Wendy Lewicki May 8, 2012 at 10:50 am

I love you and I love your food, but this drink was gross!!!! xoxo


Melanie Neichin May 8, 2012 at 7:25 pm

I love mangos..and this recipe sounds great!!Will have to try it.


Cookie and Kate May 8, 2012 at 11:18 pm

Oh, your margaritas are so pretty! I recently posted a serrano pineapple and cilantro tequila cocktail (that’s a mouthful!). Love spicy-sweet drinks!


La Chapstick Fanatique May 9, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Looks yummy! I will have to try this version. I made jalapeno margaritas last summer as well:


Brian May 9, 2012 at 10:40 pm

I’m pointing at the screen…. I want THAT one. ;-)


Rosie @ Sweetapolita May 12, 2012 at 8:31 pm

This drink really intrigues me! I love the incredible brightness and vibrancy to it, and of course it sounds really interesting. Gorgeous images (as always, my friend), and I especially love the 3rd & 4th.


Peter G | Souvlaki ForThe Soul May 15, 2012 at 5:18 am

Interesting combo for a margarita Mike! Yum! Love the pics too!


Kristen May 16, 2012 at 11:59 am

Seriously breathtaking photos! Wow.
Enjoy your time off!


Cookin' Canuck May 16, 2012 at 3:08 pm

A little sweetness and a little spice – that sounds like a recipe for a very drinkable margarita. It sounds as though you have a fantastic trip planned. You deserve it, Mike!


Purabi Naha May 17, 2012 at 2:50 am

Jalepenos in Margharita is such an unique concept. I did check out those links which you have mentioned in this post and both of those drinks sounded fabulous! I loved your photography…could not be any better!


Tom May 19, 2012 at 11:13 pm

Sounds like this one could warm you up on a winter day as well.


Jean July 21, 2012 at 6:06 pm

Dont forget to repost, we’re left hanging for the recipe. :)


Michael July 22, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Thanks for the reminder Jean. I actually posted the recipe for a Canadian food magaine, Eat In Eat Out Mag. Here’s the link:


Teresa Christy February 12, 2013 at 3:10 pm

I would love to have you recipe for the jalapeno margarita.


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