Recipes and Cooking Pepino Punch 4.0 (7) Add your rating & review 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. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on May 6, 2014 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Total Time: 15 mins Servings: 12 Yield: 6 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 large cucumber, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices ⅔ cup agave nectar or simple syrup* ½ cup snipped fresh basil and/or cilantro 3 - 4 fresh jalapeño chile peppers, stemmed and seeded** 1 750 milliliter bottle blanco or reposado tequila 1 ¼ cup lime juice 1 ¼ cup pineapple juice or orange juice Ice Fresh basil leaves and/or thin cucumber slices (optional) Directions 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. *Tip: 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. **Tip: 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 219 Calories 21g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 12 Calories 219 % Daily Value * Sodium 3mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 21g 8% Total Sugars 16g Protein 1g Vitamin C 15.7mg 79% Calcium 16mg 1% Iron 0.3mg 2% Potassium 129mg 3% Folate, total 11.7mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.