Spicy Jalapeno Margaritas
Recipe type: cocktail
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Serves: 2
  • Margarita
  • 4 oz (1/2 cup) fresh lime juice
  • 4 oz (1/2 cup) Lime-Jalapeno Simple Syrup
  • 2 oz (1/4 cup) Triple Sec
  • 6 oz (3/4 cup) tequila (Don Julio Blanco)
  • ice cubes
  • kosher salt for glasses
  • garnish- lime wedges and rounds of fresh jalapeno
  • Lime-Jalapeno Simple Syrup** (makes enough for 4 batches)
  • zest of 4 limes removed in strips with a vegetable peeler
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 fresh jalapeno sliced into rounds
  1. Combine the lime juice, lime-jalapeno simple syrup, Triple Sec, tequila and several ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Shake well until chilled.
  2. Strain through the top of the cocktail shaker into salt-rimmed martini glasses or rocks glasses filled with ice.
  3. Garnish with fresh lime wedges and float a few rounds of freshly sliced jalapeno.
  4. *For the lime-jalapeno simple syrup*- In a medium saucepot, combine the lime zest, salt, sugar and water. When small bubbles begin to form, and the mixture has almost reached a boil, remove from the heat. Add sliced jalapeno rounds to the hot simply syrup. Stir well so all the sugar dissolves. Remove to a glass jar or heat-proof container. Will keep for up to two weeks.
Recipe by The Couple's Kitchen at https://thecoupleskitchen.com/spicy-jalapeno-margaritas/