Jalapeno Margarita

Jalapeno Margarita

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.

Jalapeno Margarita

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!

Jalapeno Margarita

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!

Yield: 2

Jalapeno Margarita

Jalapeno Margarita
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  1. Rub the lime quarter around the rim of each glass and then dip the rims in the salt/sugar mixture
  2. Fill the glasses with ice.
  3. Muddle the jalapeno slices with the lime juice in a shaker using a muddler or the back of a spoon.
  4. Add the agave nectar, orange liqueur and tequila to the lime/jalapeno mixture. Fill the shaker with ice and shake well.
  5. 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.

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18 Comments

  1. Yum!

    I make two versions of jalapeno margaritas, and they are always a hit!

    First, just like you, I start with a good Reposado. I reserve a cup or two ( or more more or less, depending on how many drinks I plan to make) in a jar with fresh jalapeno, letting it sit for 2 to 4 hours. I’ve found that with fresh herbs and hot peppers, a short infusion time right before the drinks are to be served best captures the freshness – and in this case, heat – of whatever you’re infusing. Mix the jalapeno tequila with the plain to the desired heat/flavor for each guest.

    Then I make either pear or strawberry jalapeno margaritas by adding pear puree or strawberry puree, fresh lime juice, and grand marnier. I also sub fresh orange juice for sour mix, especially when I can get fresh Seville oranges (in which case I reduce the lime).

    Also, these make amazing gelatin shots!

    1. Sounds great; I actually have a jalapeno infused tequila from Tanteo so I’ll have to experiment. I can imagine the fruit puree is a great mix. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I have to say, the blood orange margarita would be my favorite too! I love the idea of adding spice to our cocktail, but I do adore spicy food. Congrats on the feature opportunity! I hope one of your computers is happier soon, they can be so frustrating. Hugs, Terra

  3. I think it is just wonderful that you were one of the first of our *American Cousins* to be featured in Eat In Eat Out. Your cocktail is as intriguing as it is inviting and I love your serving glasses.

    Hoping you were able to get all your computer problems sorted out and that you enjoyed a lovely weekend.

    1. Thanks Paula; I was certainly honored to be included. I think I have most of them sorted out…now just have to play catchup. I need an assistant! 🙂

  4. I am so fascinated with this jalapeno margarita and can’t wait to try it! I wanted to let you know that this recipe shown on the other website (Eat In Eat Out) is in very small font and for some reason it wouldn’t allow a zoom in. Not sure if any else mentioned it but I thought you should know, it was almost unreadable for someone like me who struggles with small font as a rule.

    Happy Holidays and I LOVE LOVE Creative Culinary!!

    ~Mary~

    1. I thought maybe it was just me; I will mention it to them. Were you able to get it finally? I could send it to you if not; just let me know. Thanks so much Mary; comments like yours make this effort so worthwhile. I want to share what I love…always nice to know someone is out there appreciating the effort! 🙂

    2. Mary…I talked to the publisher…if you double click on the page you want to read, a slider will appear on the right allowing each user to zoom in or out as need be. Yes, I needed that. 🙂

  5. Beautiful photo– the drink looks great and you got a new head shot too! You did the US proud in this Canadian online magazine. It was filled with great recipes and I will go back and read a few more later on.

    1. Yes, I finally found a photographer…or I sat in the foyer and had my daughter take my pic…yeah, that was it. I like it better in color but at least my hair is more ‘me.’ Missed you today!

  6. Congrats to you and thanks for sharing! I can’t wait to try the Jalapeno Margarita!!! The Blood Orange one is still on my list too…

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