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.
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
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.
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.
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!