September 26, 2023

All week lengthy we’ve been celebrating the beginning of the AK Summer time Sequence highlighting new produce every week, and I’m so excited to share that we’ll be capping off every week with a model new seasonal cocktail recipe!

Summer time Fridays simply obtained higher with this primary recipe: a spiked tropical inexperienced juice, aka a scrumptious inexperienced margarita. Rebecca had the same cocktail years in the past and cherished it a lot that she’s serving it at her wedding ceremony this fall! How fortunate that we get to share it with all of you?!

This unimaginable inexperienced juice cocktail is herby, somewhat spicy, completely candy with tropical flavors, and SO refreshing. Should you’ve been searching for a garden-inspired cocktail to make use of up the herbs rising in your yard, that is the right one. Get pleasure from it on a scorching summer time day with mates and family members!

green margarita in a glass topped with herbs and a jalapeño slice

It’s inexperienced juice, with a celebration twist

Whereas inexperienced juices (and different cold-pressed juices) aren’t an enormous a part of my routine, I do love chilly, refreshing inexperienced juice stuffed with the entire flavors and inexperienced greens like cucumber, kale, ginger, perhaps some inexperienced apple, celery stalks, and so on. You gained’t catch me brewing up celery juice within the morning, however you may simply catch me sipping on this scrumptious inexperienced juice margarita on a Friday evening.

This cocktail simply appears like the last word stability of nutrient-packed and FUN. Many inexperienced margarita recipes use additional liquors like blue curacao and Aperol to create the inexperienced colour, however we’re simply including in tequila and loads of herbs for a similar impact.

Substances on this inexperienced margarita recipe

You’ll simply want about 6 easy, contemporary substances to make this inexperienced juice cocktail AKA inexperienced margarita. The mixture may sound odd (cilantro in a cocktail?) however belief me after I say it’s SO flavorful and refreshing! Right here’s what you’ll want:

  • Tequila: I choose to make use of silver tequila, or tequila blanco, in margarita recipes. Should you’re not a fan of tequila, be happy to make use of vodka or gin.
  • Water: you’ll want some chilly water to assist stability the entire flavors and permit the margarita to mix effectively.
  • Lime juice: gotta have contemporary lime juice in a margarita!
  • Sweetener: be happy so as to add agave or simple syrup to sweeten the cocktail for those who’d like. See beneath to discover ways to make your individual easy syrup at residence.
  • Pineapple: we’re including pretty tropical taste with contemporary pineapple chunks.
  • Herbs & warmth: you’ll additionally mix in contemporary mint and cilantro for an herby component that’s completely scrumptious. Should you like somewhat spice, it’s also possible to add a pair slices of jalapeño!

ingredients for a spiked green juice in a blender

Can I exploit a unique fruit?

Positive! I feel mango would even be scrumptious on this inexperienced juice cocktail and would nonetheless give it that pretty, tropical taste. Should you’re searching for extra of a real inexperienced juice taste, be happy to make use of a inexperienced apple!

DIY easy syrup

A fast shortcut for easy syrup: shake equal components granulated sugar and water (2 tablespoons every could be sufficient for two inexperienced margaritas) in a small jar for 1-2 minutes till the sugar dissolves. That’s it!

a green margarita blended in a blender

Don’t overlook to garnish

What’s a flowery home made cocktail with out fairly garnishes? I prefer to rim the glasses with salt first! To take action, you’ll lower a wedge from a lime and rub the lower aspect of the lime alongside the rim of the glass. Pour kosher or coarse salt onto a small plate and dip the moist glass rim into the salt to coat it. Then make your inexperienced juice cocktail and pour it proper in.

Lastly, I prefer to prime every glass with a sprig of cilantro or mint and a slice of jalapeño. Beautiful!

pouring a green juice cocktail into a glass

How one can make a inexperienced margarita

  1. Prep your glasses. As I discussed above, be happy so as to add a salted rim to every of your glasses to begin. Then add some ice cubes into the glasses for chilling the cocktail.
  2. Mix the margarita. Add all your substances to a blender and mix it up till the herbs are totally processed.
  3. Pour it up. Pour the cocktail into your ready glasses, add these contemporary garnishes, and luxuriate in!

two green juice margaritas in glasses

Do I have to pressure it?

As a result of we’re simply mixing herbs and contemporary pineapple as an alternative of different veggies like cucumber and celery, you shouldn’t need to pressure the cocktail. In case your blender doesn’t appear to be processing the herbs as finely as you’d like, be happy to pour the cocktail via a effective mesh strainer or cheesecloth and into your glasses.

Share this inexperienced juice cocktail with visitors

Should you’d prefer to make greater than 2 cocktails, be happy to triple or quadruple this recipe and pour it right into a pitcher for serving.

two green margaritas in glasses

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I hope you like these stunning, refreshing inexperienced juice cocktail recipe! Should you make it be sure you depart a remark and a ranking so I understand how you preferred it. Get pleasure from, xo!

Spiked Tropical Inexperienced Juice (aka Inexperienced Margarita)

green juice cocktail in a glass

Prep Time 10 minutes

Complete Time 10 minutes

Serves2 servings

Beautiful spiked tropical inexperienced juice made with contemporary pineapple, mint, cilantro, lime juice, and silver tequila. This straightforward, refreshing inexperienced margarita is such a enjoyable technique to take pleasure in your greens! It is the right stability of candy, barely herby, and tart, and is ideal for serving visitors.


  • 4 ounces silver tequila
  • ½ cup chilly water
  • 2 ounces lime juice (from about 2 limes)
  • 1 ounce agave or easy syrup (optionally available for added sweetness)
  • 1 cup pineapple, peeled and lower into 1-inch chunks
  • cup packed contemporary mint leaves
  • ½ cup packed contemporary cilantro
  • 1-3 slices jalapeño (relying in your spice choice!), optionally available
  • For Serving:
  • Ice cubes
  • Lime wedge for rimming the glass
  • Kosher or coarse salt for rimming the glass
  • Sprig of cilantro or mint
  • Slice of jalapeño


  • Begin by getting ready your glasses: Add salt to a small plate. Use a lime wedge to moist the rim of the glass, then dip the rim of the glass within the salt, rolling back and forth till effectively coated. Add ice cubes into the glasses.

  • Add tequila, water, lime juice, agave or easy syrup (if utilizing), pineapple, mint, cilantro, and jalapeño to a blender and mix till herbs are totally processed.

  • Divide the cocktail between the glasses, then garnish with a sprig of cilantro or mint and a slice of jalapeño. Cheers!

Recipe Notes

See the total put up for ideas, methods, and methods to customise this margarita!


Serving: 1cocktailEnergy: 226kcalCarbohydrates: 24.8gProtein: 0.8gFats: 0.2gFiber: 1.8gSugar: 18.3g