Cocktail of the Week: Jalapeño Margaritas

1 Apr

A few weeks ago we spent a weekend visiting with some friends in North Carolina.  The weather was unseasonably warm and we spent Saturday afternoon hanging out and playing cards on the porch.  My lovely friend Amy whipped up some delicious jalapeño margaritas with some jalapeño-infused tequila she made.  They were sweet, tart and very spicy– perfect for sipping on a warm lazy Saturday.  She was gracious enough to share her recipe with me, and now you!

Jalapeño Margarita

What you need:

  • 2 jalapeño peppers
  • 2 cups tequila
  • Enough limes for about 1 cup of juice
  • 1 cup simple syrup
  • 1 lime for garnish (optional)

What to do:

Slice jalapeños and place in 2 cups of tequila.  Leave to infuse for a day or two (sample along to monitor heat).  If you don’t like it too spicy, leave out the seeds and infuse for less time.  When you’re happy with the heat of the tequila, strain the pepper pieces out.

How to build it:

Add equal parts lime juice and simple syrup.  Combine with tequila until your preferred strength.  Serve over ice and garnish with a lime slice.

For more recipes like this one, check out the Domesticity page.


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