Thirst Thursdays: Jalapeno Lime Margarita

September 22, 2011

During Hispanic Heritage Month, we have got to feature a margarita.  This margarita is citrusy, spicy, and just damn good.  The key to making an excellent margarita is 100% agave tequila and fresh ingredients.  This cocktail features slices of jalapeno, lime juice, triple sec, and of course tequila.  Margaritas are great paired with Latin foods or just for sippin' and relaxing.


Chili Lime Margarita
Recipe from My Life as a Mrs.


Chili Simple Syrup:
1 1/3 cup water
1 cup sugar
2 jalapeno peppers, caps removed, sliced thin

Chili Lime Margarita:
2 ½ oz silver tequila
1-1 ½ oz chili simple syrup
1 ½ oz lime juice
½ oz triple sec
Lime, sliced into wedges for garnish


For the Chili Simple Syrup:
Combine water and sugar in a sauce pan over medium high heat, stirring the sugar until it dissolves. Add the sliced jalapenos and bring to a rolling boil for 1 minute. Reduce heat to low and let jalapeno slices steep for 30 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve to remove jalapeno slices and seeds. Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

For the Chili Lime Margarita:
Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker or glass and shake or stir well. Take 1 small shallow plate and cover the bottom with coarse salt. Rub the edge of the glass with a lime wedge and “rim” the moistened edge in the salt. Fill the glass with cubed ice and pour the drink over the ice. Garnish with a lime.

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