In celebration of my favorite weekday, I wanted to share this Ginger Jalapeño Margarita with you lovely readers. Wine will always be my first love, but as of late Billy and I have become quite the mixologists, thoroughly enjoying experimenting with different concoctions! A little bit spicy, a little bit sweet – jalapeño infused tequila, ginger cognac, fresh citrus juices and a tiny splash of cinnamon agave makes an incredibly refreshing drink!
GINGER JALAPEÑO MARGARITA
- 3 oz. jalapeño infused tequila (recipe below)
- 0.5 oz. cinnamon agave
- 1 oz. Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur
- 1 oz. fresh lime juice
- 0.5 oz fresh lemon juice
1- Combine all ingredients in a martini shaker.
2- Fill shaker with ice.
3- Shake until cold – about 10 seconds.
4- Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a slice of jalapeño or lemon curl.
JALAPEÑO INFUSED TEQUILA
- 2 jalapeños, seeds removed and sliced
- 1 1.75L bottle of Jose Cuervo Patron Silver Tequila
1- Place jalapeños in tequila bottle and let steep.
2- Remove jalapeños from the bottle after 2 days for a mild heat or leave them in as long as you dare (I never remove mine)!
*If you want to make these tonight and don’t have jalapeño infused tequila prepared, substitute a few drops of tabasco sauce.
I am not a big kitchen gadget person (automatic can opener? no thanks!) but this little contraption has won me over. It juices citrus fruits incredibly fast, allowing me to prepare a pitcher of margaritas in the amount of time it would normally take to make one – a definite plus!
Images via DiCorcia Design / Adapted from a drink I had at David Burke's Fromagerie