1 lime wedge to salt rim
2 jalapeno slices with seeds removed
2 oz tequila blanco
1/2 oz orange liqueur
1 oz lime juice
1 additional jalapeno slice for garnish
Step 1: Take the lime wedge and rub it around the rim of the glass until it’s wet. Then, dip the rim of the glass in the salt and set glass aside. (Hint: the easiest way to the salt the rim is to pour the salt on a plate and put the glass face down into the salted plate)
Step 2: In the shaker, add the 2 jalapeno slices and muddle. Add the tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice and ice. Shake well until the glass is chilled.
Step 3: Strain into glass over ice and add the jalapeno slice for garnish.
It’s tequila Tuesday and not to mention the day before Cinco de Mayo, so I’m spicing things up this year and instead of going for the standard margarita, I’m making a spicy margarita. You can never go wrong with a classic margarita, however, sometimes it’s a little too sweet for my liking. The spicy margarita has a less sweet taste and the jalapeno flavor gives it just the right kick.
Most of the recipes for this that I’ve found contain agave syrup, but it’s almost swimsuit season and some of us are trying to get our beach bodies ready, so in this particular recipe I cut out the agave syrup. Let me tell you, you honestly don’t even taste the difference. Also, a nice little tip if you don’t have orange liqueur, you could also use a splash of orange juice instead. Now, for those of you who don’t like a salted rim (which sometimes I don’t) I would really recommend doing it for this drink. The hint of salt combined with the spicy jalapeno flavor balances so perfectly on your tastebuds.
So get your tacos and tequila ready because it’s time to party with a spicy margarita. Cheers!