Just in time for Taco Tuesday, I’m sharing my recipe for homegrown jalapeno margaritas! There’s nothing quite like the refreshing bite of ice cold tequila with a little heat from the jalapeno peppers and a salty, lime-infused rim. I grew these jalapenos in my garden, and love using them in unexpected ways. Enjoy this spicy, cool drink year ’round. Best served with my go-to guacamole and the taco ring.
Some Kinda Good Homegrown Jalapeno Margaritas
Makes 4 Margaritas (or 3 with a hefty pour)
- ¾ cup silver 1800 Repasodo tequila
- ½ jalapeño pepper, sliced, plus extra slices for garnish
- ¼ cup Grand Marnier
- ½ cup fresh lime juice, plus lime slices for garnish (about 6 limes)
- ¼ cup simple syrup
- handful of ice
For the rim:
- 1/4 cup salt
- 1 Tablespoon fresh lime zest
- 1 Teaspoon of cayenne pepper
Pour the tequila into a small pitcher. Add the sliced jalapeño. Set aside at room temperature for 15 minutes (the longer it sits, the hotter it gets!). Add remaining ingredients to the pitcher and stir: Grand Marnier, lime juice and ¼ cup simple syrup.
On a small plate, combine salt, lime zest and cayenne pepper. Shake gently so salt mixture is evenly distributed. Slice one lime and wedge and ring the wedge around the rim of the glass to dampen. Place the rim of the glass in the salt mixture.
Pour margarita into glass. Add lime slices and jalapeños for garnish. TIP IT ON BACK!
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Food Network Star finalist Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser is a food enthusiast and writer. Her blog, Some Kinda Good, features Southern, coastal recipes, locally sourced and in-season. A Georgia Southern University alumna, Rebekah also attended Savannah Technical College’s Culinary Institute of Savannah. To learn more, connect with Some Kinda Good on social media, or visit RebekahLingenfelser.com.