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  • Traci Hatchett

Jalapeno Margarita for National Margarita Day!

Every February 22, we come together for National Margarita Day to pay homage to our favorite celebratory cocktail. And I love a good margarita, so I must partake!

If you like a little spice, you have to try our Jalapeno Margarita. However, these can get SPICY, so I recommend either removing some of the jalapeno seeds before adding to the drink an/or add a splash of ginger beer to soften the blow of the heat.

The best margarita I've had in a while. - David H.

Jalapeno Margarita


Ingredients:


  • 1 small jalapeno pepper (or half of a large)

  • 1 1/2 cups silver tequila, such as Avion

  • 1 cup Triple Sec

  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (8 limes)

  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • Pinch of kosher salt

  • Ice

Directions:


  1. Pierce jalapeno pepper in 8 to 10 places with the tip of a sharp paring knife and cut it in half lengthwise, leaving the seeds and the ribs. Place the pepper in a 4-cup liquid measuring cup, pour in the tequila, cover with plastic wrap, and allow to sit at room temperature for 24 hours.

  2. Discard the jalapeno and pour the tequila into a glass pitcher through a sieve to remove the seeds. Add the Triple Sec, lime juice, lemon juice, honey, and salt and stir. Use immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to 6 hours.

  3. When ready to serve, fill margarita glasses with ice and pour the margarita mixture over; or fill a cocktail shaker with ice and some of the mixture, shake vigorously for 30 seconds, and pour into glasses. Serve ice cold and enjoy!

Happy National Margarita Day!






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