As much as I love margaritas I have long considered them summertime only fare. Something changed last winter though when I fell head over heels in LOVE with this Blood Orange Margarita and I’ve been more adventurous about having this previously ‘warm weather’ drink during colder months ever since. This jalapeno margarita has enough heat to warm you even as our weather turns from the coolness of fall to the cold we all know is coming.
I was recently invited to be one of the first of US bloggers to contribute to the Canadian online magazine Eat In Eat Out. Beautifully done; this magazine is filled with gorgeous photography and articles about what we all love. Food, beverages and parties. YES!
I must say it was prophetic that this was the week to feature my cocktail on their site. I’ve had the perfect storm of computer malfunctions; the laptop that has given me too much trouble was returned yesterday and I haven’t figured out it’s replacement yet and my office PC was on it’s last legs. That I have had a new computer in my office for 2 months but no time to set it up…well, it has to happen today! So I’ll keep this post short and sweet and the drink sweet and spicy…enjoy!
- Lime quarter for rim
- Salt and sugar evenly mixed for rim
- 4-6 slices fresh jalapeno (I used 4 since I was also using jalapeno tequila; adjust according to your taste)
- 2 oz lime juice
- 2 oz agave nectar
- 2 oz orange liqueur
- 4 oz tequila (as mentioned, mine was jalapeno infused but it's not required)
- Rub the lime quarter around the rim of each glass and then dip the rims in the salt/sugar mixture
- Fill the glasses with ice.
- Muddle the jalapeno slices with the lime juice in a shaker using a muddler or the back of a spoon.
- Add the agave nectar, orange liqueur and tequila to the lime/jalapeno mixture. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well.
- Divide the mixture between the two glasses and garnish each with a lime and jalapeno slice.
Please go visit our Canadian neighbor, check out their gorgeous magazine and see all of the wonderful recipes they’ve included.