Jalapeño Cantaloupe Margaritas, a Fiery Twist of Refreshment

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Experience the balance of fiery spice and sweet refreshment with this recipe for Jalapeño Cantaloupe Margaritas.

This spicy cocktail is made with jalapeño tequila, luscious cantaloupe agua fresca, and a touch of Grand Marnier, creating a captivating fusion that will awaken your taste buds in every sip!

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The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.

Jalapeño Cantaloupe Margaritas

If you’re looking for the perfect summer cocktail that packs a flavorful punch, look no further than Jalapeño Cantaloupe Margaritas!

This twist on the classic margarita combines sweet cantaloupe and spicy jalapeño to create a unique flavor combo with a lot of kick.

They are, of course, the perfect accompaniment to Mexican and Tex-Mex recipes, especially nachos.

Unique Margarita Recipes are always great to serve when entertaining, so whether it’s an outdoor barbecue party or an intimate gathering of friends, these spicy margaritas are sure to impress!

Fresh & Spicy Cocktail! Jalapeño Cantaloupe Margaritas

Ingredients For Jalapeño Cantaloupe Margaritas

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  • Tequilayou can use silver or gold tequila in this cocktail.
  • Danos Pineapple & Jalapeno Tequilasadly not available in the UK as far as I can tell, however, you could experiment by mixing a pineapple tequila with a chili tequila to use in the shots.
  • Grand Marniera French liqueur made with cognac, bitter orange, and sugar.
  • Cantaloupe Agua Fresca Mixif you can’t find this, you can use melon juice, or make your own agua fresca with blended cantaloupe, water, and sugar.
  • Jalapeño Margarita Mixif you can’t find this, use regular margarita mix instead.
  • Simple Syrupyou can buy this ready-made, but it is very easy to make yourself. To make simple syrup, place equal measures of sugar and water in a pan and stir over medium heat. By the time it starts to simmer, the sugar is dissolved, and that’s it. Or why not make a batch of Jalapeño Simple Syrup from our friends at A Grill For All Seasons to add some sweet spice to your cocktail!
  • Tajin Seasoninga chili, lime, and sea salt mixture which we used to rim the glass in this cocktail. It is often sprinkled on fresh fruits and vegetables to add a zingy kick. You could also use salt or sugar for the glass rim.
  • Fruit GarnishCantaloupe Wedges, Lime Slices

This cocktail is shaken, but don’t worry if you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you could just use a container with a tight-fitting lid – like a mason jar or even the cup on a blender or smoothie maker.

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Ingredients for Jalapeño Cantaloupe Margaritas

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Jalapeño Cantaloupe Margarita Variations

Here are some variations of the original cocktail recipe that you might like to try out.

Virgin Jalapeño Cantaloupe Margarita Mocktail (Non-Alcoholic)

So that non-drinkers can enjoy a spicy melon margarita we simply remove the alcohol and replace it!

In a cocktail shaker, shake together:

  • 2 oz lime syrup
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • 6 oz Cantaloupe Agua Fresca mix, made as directed
  • 2 oz Jalapeño Margarita Mix

I recommend adding the syrups to your taste as they may add a sweetness that you may not necessarily get from alcoholic liqueurs.

Jalapeño Cantaloupe Margarita Mocktails (Non-Alcoholic Spirits)

For adults who would still like to enjoy the taste of alcohol in their mocktail, you could try non-alcoholic alternatives.

In the UK, try Lyre’s, which is also available on Amazon in the UK and Amazon.com.

Other brands include Strykk (UK), and Ritual (US & Canada). Non-alcoholic spirits are a growing trend, so be on the lookout in your local stores and online.

Follow the recipe card using the non-alcoholic alternatives listed above instead of the alcoholic ones.

Frozen Jalapeño Cantaloupe Margaritas

Want to turn this spicy margarita into a frozen slushie? Here’s how!

Put all the ingredients in a blender with a generous amount of ice – then blend till smooth.

Serve with a straw, and watch out for brain freeze!

You could do the same with the mocktail version too.

Big Batch Jalapeño Cantaloupe Margaritas

Want to make a big batch of this cantaloupe cocktail for a party or gathering? It’s so easy!

As long as you use the same measuring container (glass, cup, jug, etc.,) for the “1 part”, the ratios will be correct and you can make as much as you need to.

To make a big batch of spicy cantaloupe margaritas, mix together:

  • 2 parts Tequila
  • 2 parts Jalapeño Tequila
  • 1 part Grand Marnier
  • 4 parts Cantaloupe Agua Fresca mix, made as directed
  • 2 parts Jalapeno Margarita Mix

Serve the large batch cocktail in drinks dispensers, or pitchers, or go retro and serve from a punch bowl! Use whichever container you have, or suits the event you are hosting.

Make sure to add plenty of ice to your serving container of choice to keep the cocktail chilled.

You could also skewer cubes of cantaloupe, jalapeño slices, and lime slices onto cocktail picks for guests to garnish their drinks.

Additionally, you could pre-rim glasses with Tajin, or provide a glass-rimming kit for a DIY option.

When setting up your bar or cocktail serving area, you could include:

Jalapeño Cantaloupe Margaritas

This cocktail recipe is intended for adults of the legal drinking age in your country of residence.
Please drink responsibly. Do not drink and drive.

How Do I Make Jalapeño Cantaloupe Margaritas?

You’ll find the printable cocktail recipe below. To save ink, any demonstration photos on the recipe card do not print.


Jalapeño Cantaloupe Margarita

Michelle Ordever
Spice up your cocktail game with a Jalapeño Cantaloupe Margarita, blending the sweetness of ripe cantaloupe with a fiery kick of jalapeño for a refreshingly bold and tantalizing drink.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 611 kcal


For Glass Rim

  • Simple syrup
  • Tajin seasoning

For Margaritas

  • 2 oz Tequila
  • 2 oz Jalapeño Tequila
  • 1 oz Grand Marnier
  • 4 oz Cantaloupe Agua Fresca mix made as directed
  • 4 oz Jalapeño Margarita Mix
  • Ice

For Garnish

  • Cantaloupe Wedges
  • Lime Slices
  • Jalapeño SLices


  • Pour some simple syrup onto a plate, and pour some Tajin seasoning onto another plate.
  • Dip your glasses into the simple syrup and then into the Tajin seasoning. Set glasses aside.
  • Place Tequila, Jalapeño Tequila, Grand Marnier, cantaloupe agua fresca, and jalapeño margarita mix into a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Shake well for 15-30 seconds to combine.
  • Pour into ice-filled glasses, and garnish as desired with a cantaloupe wedge, a slice of lime, and/or jalapeño slices. Enjoy!



Serving: 1 | Calories: 611kcal | Carbohydrates: 126g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 432mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 119g

Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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