As I get older, may taste buds are changing and I'm craving spicier and spicier foods.  Lately I've been on a tequila kick and any cocktail with jalapeño in it has got me sold.  I just threw a party and decided to make a large batch of my new favorite cocktail. I call it El Diablo.

It's a wonderful combination of sweet pineapple, tart refreshing lime, a spicy kick from the fresh jalapeño and of course tequila.  For a party comprised of mostly Texans, this cocktail was gone in a flash! This recipe is for one, but you can easily divide your ingredients by parts if mixing a pitcher. 

It's not crucial but this drink would be better with a mini piñata. 


  • 4 oz of pineapple Juice
  • lime juice from 1/2 a lime, plus slice for garnish
  • jalapeños, sliced with seeds still in 
  • 2 oz of tequila (I prefer for repasado for shooting, ahem sipping but any good tequila will do)
  • 1 oz of triple sec
  • kosher salt


  1. Rim your glass with salt by running a wedge of lime on the lip.  then dip onto a plate of kosher salt.  
  2. Over ice,  pour your ingredients one by one in your glass.  Drop a slice of fresh jalapeño with the seeds in.  Slightly muddle it with a spoon to release the flavor.  You can either fish it out or leave it in for an spicier kick.
  3. Garnish with a slice of lime and enjoy!