Sip It :: Jalapeno Cilantro Margarita

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This jalapeno margarita recipe knocked my socks off. I’m adding this recipe to my growing “spicy cocktail” collection and filing it right next to this jalapeno martini.

Jalapeno-Margarita-Recipe

It’s nice and refreshing like a traditional margarita but with a light kick of heat from the jalapeno. I’m also in love with the subtle cilantro flavor that comes through. I’m predicting that this jalapeno margarita will be the star of ¬†your next Taco Tuesday or Cinco de Mayo party!

Jalapeno Cilantro Maragarita

Ingredients

makes 2 drinks

4 limes freshly squeezed

1/4 cup tequila of choice

1/3 cup cilantro infused simple syrup

6 slices of a fresh jalapeno

club soda (optional, but I like to add just a splash to the top of the glass)

To make: Combine lime juice, tequila, cilantro syrup, 4 jalapeno slices into a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into glasses that have been rimmed with salt (if you like) and filled with ice. Garnish each drink with 1-2 slices of jalapeno, a sprig of cilantro and a slice of lime.

To make cilantro syrup: In a small saucepan, heat 1 cup of water and 1 cup sugar until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Toss is a healthy handful of cilantro (stems and all are fine). Let it steep until the syrup is completely cooled. Strain off cilantro leaves using a mesh strainer so all you have left behind is the infused syrup.

If you’re not a cilantro fan, simply omit it from the recipe and just use regular simple syrup.

Cheers!

 

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