Since I have moved to southern California, I have been enjoying my summer weekends on the beautiful beaches, soaking up the sun. By the end of the day I am always craving something cool and refreshing to drink, and nothing screams “carefree Cali fun in the sun” like a refreshing margarita, embellished with Jalapeño to give them a slightly spicy twist
This margarita is currently acting as my signature summer cocktail. I like to pre-make the simple syrup in advance & refrigerate, so it has time to chill before using. If you are serving these to a group of people, squeeze the limes and salt the rims of glasses you will be using, a couple hours in advance, to pull out as friends arrive, allowing you to enjoy your guests and making replenishing much less hassle!
Jalapeño margaritas transition well from the beach. Marrying ultra fresh lime juice, with a spicy touch of Jalapeño – this classic with a twist – has undeniable summer vibrancy.
Don’t skimp on ingredients! And always use freshly squeezed lime juice.
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I N G R E D I E N T S
2 ounces of silver tequila
1 ounce of freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 ounce of simple syrup
1 ounce Cointreau
5-8 slices of jalapeño (depending on how spicy you like them)
1 slice of lime
P R E P
1. Start by making the simple syrup. Bring 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar to a boil. Once the sugar dissolves, bring the pot off the heat. Chill the mixture before using.
2. Squeeze the limes.
3. To salt the rim (optional) take a slice of lime and run it along the rim of the glass—making sure to coat the entire rim with the lime juice. Then dip the rim in course sea salt–making sure it sticks. Let dry.
4. Muddle slices of jalapeño in a cocktail shaker. Add ice. Pour tequila, lime juice, simple syrup and Cointreau. Shake well. Pour over ice & garnish with a lime slice.