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Spicy Tequila Sunrise

Spicy Tequila Sunrise made from tequila infused with fresh pineapple chunks and jalapeno is a colorful drink to celebrate the remaining days of summer.

Two glasses of Spicy Tequila Sunrise.

There’s a whole lot of flavors in this cocktail, from the kick of the jalapeno and the tropical flavor of the pineapple and candy sweet flavor of grenadine.

Tequila Sunrise in a glass with lime slice.

This is the last no-school weekend of the summer for us and boy has the summer flown by fast. Note: Originally published August 16, 2014. I feel like we’ve hardly even had time to relax. Refreshing, fruity cocktails are one of my favorite things about summer and I’m determined to enjoy a few more before apple cider season sets in.

Infusing liquor has become one of my favorite things to do. It all started with some candy corn infused vodka a few Halloweens ago. I think you can imagine what that tastes like.

Two glasses full of tequila cocktail.

Infused Tequila

This Spicy Tequila Sunrise is made with tequila that’s been infused for 2 days with pineapple and jalapenos. Many suggest infusing for much longer periods of time, but I found 2 days was plenty of time. You can infuse as much or as little tequila as you want. We’re not heavy drinkers so I tend to just do it in a Mason jar. There’s no need to refrigerate it. A dark, room temperature space will do. If I was going to infuse it more than a few days, I would probably do it in the refrigerator.

This recipe makes 2 super large drinks. Be prepared to have a really good time.

Tequila for all my friends!

Spicy Tequila Sunrise in cocktail glasses.

What Is The Best Tequila To Use For Tequila Sunrise?

Use Blanco Tequila, also known as Silver Tequila, for the best tasting cocktail. Patron Silver is a great one, altough a little spicy.

Spicy Tequila Sunrises on a rattan serving tray.

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Spicy Tequila Sunrise

Spicy Tequila Sunrise

Celebrate summer with this Spicy Tequila Sunrise recipe made with pineapple and jalapeno infused tequila. It’s a delicious sweet/spicy combo with a tropical flair!
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 0 minutes
Infuse tequila: 2 days


Pineapple Jalapeno Tequila

  • 8 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 small jalapeno, sliced

Tequila Sunrise

  • 10 ounces orange juice
  • 2 1/2 ounces Pineapple-Jalapeno Tequila
  • 2 tablespoons grenadine


  • Pour tequila into a Mason jar. Add pineapple and jalapeno. Screw lid on and leave in a cool, dark place for 48 hours. Strain tequila and discard pineapple and jalapeno.
  • Combine orange juice and 2 1/2 ounces of tequila in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and pour into 2 glasses.
  • Slowly pour 1 tablespoon grenadine into each glass.


Calories: 196kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: spicy, tequila

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Originally posted August 16, 2014.

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13 thoughts on “Spicy Tequila Sunrise”

  1. This became our new favorite drink this summer. I plan to make a large quantity for a party this weekend. Would you happen to have a Ratio for larger quantities? Thanks so much!

  2. Jess @ On Sugar Mountain

    This is such a pretty cocktail! I love the actual sunrise colors (super neat effect) and the addition of a bit of spice to a sweet drink sounds lovely. ๐Ÿ™‚ Cocktails usually give me a headache from all the sugar, but a spicy kick sounds perfect!

  3. Prash @ YummilyYours

    I love your blog and recipes Christin! I have never made cocktails and this recipe is sure tempting me into making one! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Jessica @ www.caretakerskitchen.com

    I’ve been meaning to make pineapple infused vodka for a few years now. Maybe I’ll finally get around to it!

  5. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

    I love fresh fruity drinks too!! I wish I had a nice tall glass right now! But I think there is a typo in your recipe…it clearly only serves 1. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    What a pretty drink, Christin! I love the pineapple and jalapenos together. Perfect for the summer!

  7. Arpita@ TheGastronomicBong

    Pineapples and jalapenos combination!! How awesome is that!! Loving the sound of this drink!! I am always up for a drink with a kick.. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Love it!!

  8. Sarah@WholeandHeavenlyOven

    Your cocktail recipes are the BEST, Christin! This is such a fun twist and I will definitely have to try it, seeing how I have a ton of jalapenos on hand!

  9. Samina | The Cupcake Confession

    Ohhhhhhh I can almost taste the awesomeness of pineapples and jalapenos combined!!!!!!!!! *_* <3 Sweet, tart and spicy all at the same time like a celebration of flavors! I just LOVE IT! And if that wasn't enough, it's got tequila !!!!!! JUST.PERFECT! ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    I have never come across pineapple-jalapeno tequila but I am intrigued and must find some so I can try it! Great recipe, Christin!

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