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If you like margaritas, you'll love this spicy Pepino Punch. Made with real fruit juice, fresh basil, cucumber, jalapeno, and tequila, this is one cocktail that will get any Mexican party started.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Blaine Moats

Recipe Summary

15 mins
6 cups


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a large pitcher combine the cucumber slices, agave nectar, the 1/2 cup basil, and the chile peppers; use a muddler or wooden spoon to mash until cucumber and chile peppers are crushed.

  • Add tequila, lime juice, and pineapple juice to mixture in pitcher; stir to combine. Serve over ice. If desired, garnish with a few small basil leaves and/or thin cucumber slices.


For simple syrup, in a small saucepan combine 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar. Bring to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar; remove from heat. Cool to room temperature. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours or up to 2 weeks.


Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

Nutrition Facts

219 calories; carbohydrates 21g; sugars 16g; protein 1g; vitamin a 180.2IU; vitamin c 15.7mg; niacin equivalents 0.2mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 11.7mcg; sodium 3mg; potassium 129mg; calcium 16mg; iron 0.3mg.