This spicy pineapple margarita is a festive, low carb drink that would be perfect for your next brunch or to pamper your mom on Mother’s Day. Spicy infused tequila with sweet pineapple and tart lime make for a tasty drink.
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Spring is just around the corner and I can’t wait! Be it Easter celebrations, Mother’s Day or even bridal showers this is brunch season and I have a got the perfect drink for you. Using Torani’s sugar free pineapple syrup I came of with a spicy pineapple margarita that is both low carb and sugar free.
It is the perfect combination of spicy, sweet and tart. Can’t you see yourself sipping this tasty drink at your next brunch?
Low Carb Infused Alcohol
This drink was inspired by a cocktail I had with my family in Sonoma. It was a spicy margarita and I have no idea what was in it, but I remember I loved it. So when I received my bottle of Torani sugar free pineapple syrup I immediately thought of that drink.
I love to infuse alcohol to make low carb drinks as you might remember from my strawberry basil gin or mojito infused vodka recipes. This time I made an infused jalapeño tequila. My husband loved this one and I can see him using it in other cocktails like his famous Bloody Mary.
Jalapeno Infused Tequila
Making the jalapeño tequila only took one night of infusing to be hot and spicy. I simply chopped up and halved a few jalapeños and covered them with mid shelf tequila. I set the jar aside overnight and it was good to go.
Let me warn you this tequila is hot. You only need 1 oz per drink but if it’s too hot for you, you can mix it with plain tequila. Or you can clean out the ribs and seeds before infusing. That is where the heat is.
But I would recommend using the infused alcohol because not only is it spicy, it has that lovely green taste from the pepper that adds another note to the drink.
Spicy Pineapple Margarita Recipe
First you want to rim the glass with a combination of Swerve sweetener, salt and lime zest. This is my favorite combination and really added to the drink. The basic recipe is:
1 oz. infused tequila + 2 oz. Torani Sugar Free Pineapple Syrup + 2 oz. bottled lime juice
The most important ingredient in this low carb drink is the Torani sugar free pineapple syrup. It is a new flavor for Torani and one of my favorites. It will be awesome for summer recipes. Their sugar free syrups are sweetened with Splenda and have 0 carbs so they are great for low carb drinks and cocktails.
More Torani Sugar Free Flavors
They have 37 sugar free syrups to try and I literally have had them all. My favorites are: pineapple, raspberry, coffee, s’mores, salted caramel, strawberry, lime, chocolate macadamia, hazelnut. Seriously they are all good. Just comment below if you have any questions about flavors.
So if you are planning a brunch sometime soon, keep this tasty drink in mind. It’s very easy to make, goes well with all types of brunch foods and is guilt-free! And remember you don’t have to have alcohol in this recipe. It would still be tasty with just the pineapple syrup, lime juice and some seltzer water. But try the jalapeño infused tequila because it’s delish.
And if you are look for a go to traditional low carb margarita, try my friend Georgina’s recipe from Step Away from the Carbs. She has lots of wonderful low carb recipes to try check out!
Follow Torani on Facebook and Instagram for some great recipes. You will find all kinds of ways to use your syrups! Take a pic and post with #AToraniBrunch on your social media so we can see your creations.
One note about the nutrition. I found that bottle lime juice from concentrate seems to have 0 carbs while freshly squeezed has about 5g net carbs per drink. So I would suggest using the bottled and the approximate nutritional information for 1 drink using 1 oz tequila is 76 cals and 2g carbs.
Spicy Pineapple Margarita (low carb, sugar free)
This spicy pineapple margarita is a festive, low carb drink that would be perfect for your next brunch or to pamper your mom on Mother's Day. Spicy infused tequila with sweet pineapple and tart lime make for a tasty drink.
- 8 jalapeños, chopped and halved
- 2 cups tequila
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon sweetener (Swerve or Splenda)
- zest from 1 lime
- 2 oz lime juice, bottled (has less carbs than fresh)
- 2 oz Torani Sugar Free Pineapple Syrup
The night before making the drink, halve and chop the jalapeños and add to jar. Cover with tequila and set aside until ready to use. This only needs a day to infuse. If you wish it to be less hot, you can clean out the ribs and seeds before infusing.
On a plate add the salt, sweetener and lime zest. Mix well and set aside.
Wet the rim of the glass you are using with water and then dip into the salt mixture.
To make the drink, add 1 oz of the jalapeño tequila, 2 oz of the Torani sugar free pineapple syrup and 2 oz of lime juice. Shake with ice and then pour into a glass.
The tequila is very hot. You can use ½ oz of the jalapeño tequila and ½ oz of regular tequila if you wish.
Thats some good stuff right there! Will be making it ofter.
Hope you like it Daphne!
I like that hit of heat that you added from the jalapeños! This drink is so perfect for summer with some nachos or tacos. Delish!
Yes I am ready for summer! At least these drinks will tie me over until the weather catches up. 🙂
Low carb and a unique flavor combo…
Count me in!
Thanks for stopping by Sara!
How did you know I needed a new margarita recipe in my life this week? I’ve never tried Torani syrups – love that they do sugar free. I cannot wait to try!
The do sugar free very well too! Glad you like it!
I’m glad I can make this without alcohol since I love colorful, fun and fruity drinks but don’t drink alcohol! These are so cute and fun! And Torani seriously makes the most amazing syrups – I think I have like 5 different flavors in my cupboard, lol!
They are really good aren’t they. I think I have a Torani obsession!
Katie Crenshaw | A Fork's Tale
You had me at Jalapeno!! YUM! This looks like a tasty adult drink. I love that is on the lighter side. I can’t wait to try it.
The jalapeño tequila is really good. You could probably use it in many different drinks.
What a fun and unique drink! I like to switch it up every once in awhile and this looks like the recipe to try! I love the spicy aspect to it!
Yes the jalapeño give it that spice and the green flavor is pretty cool too!
Marisa Franca @ All Our Way
I was drooling by the time I got to the end. Oh! Boy!! Does this ever sound good. I’ll be making it soon. We love our spicy and so do our kids. What a surprise this would be!! I wonder if you could do the same thing with vodka for a spicy bloody mary. Yep!! Hubby loves his spicy bloody mary.
Yes my husband loves a spicy bloody Mary too. I’ve infused alcohol with lots of things. Here is a post for a Bloody Mary infused vodka.
Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness
You have tried all 37 of them?? Wow! I love the sound of the pineapple one though. It is basically one of my favourite flavours!
Yes I think I have! I love the pineapple and coffee right now but s’mores has always been a favorite.
A 76 – calorie margarita? COUNT ME IN! I love the idea of adding the sugar-free syrup to keep it a bit lighter! I will definitely try this one!
Yes Kiki it is light and tasty! I hope you try it and like it.
I love that you infused your vodka with jalapneos! And then adding in the pineapple! I bet this is such a fun treat and would be awesome in the summer!
The jalapeño infusion was really good. I agree I can see a lot of summer cocktails with the pineapple syrup!
You are a lifesaver! I have been looking for a low carb drink like this…all the flavor none of the sugar! Can’t wait to try it.
Thanks Kat! Glad I could be of service. 🙂
Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
With the warm weather on it’s way (one day), this sounds like the perfect summer drink. Love the flavour combination. Sweet with a bit of heat….and I do like pineapple.
I love sweet and heat together lately Gloria. This is such an easy drink to make and it’s just perfect for a spring time or day time drink.
I’m a margarita girl through and through and this is right up my alley! It looks so refreshing and reminds me so much of summer. I’d love to try Torani syrups as well.
You should give them a try, Jolina. I buy the sugar free syrups but they have even more regular flavors!
I love a good margarita. I love a creative margarita even more. This sounds perfect for me!
I hope you give it a try Michelle!
Boy were these good!
I’m partial to hot food, so the jalapeno-infused tequila was just fine for me. Replacing the traditional salt on the rim with the salt-sweet-lime zest was genius. Having one of these tonight!
I’m so glad you like them Rick!
I had something similar to this on vacation. Sweet and spicy and it was soooo good. Can’t wait to try this one.
I absolutely love that sweet and spicy combination lately. Hope you like it!
oooh! This sounds so amazingly good! I will have to try it!
And you have me hooked on the Torani syrups – they are so yummy!
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Whoohoo! You had me at Margarita. I wouldn’t have thought of using the Torani flavoring for this. Great idea. Love that these syrups are so versatile. Beautiful photos!
Thanks Michelle! The pineapple flavor is fantastic! I can see many cocktails this summer using this flavor. 🙂