Turn up the heat on your Cinco De Mayo and add a kick to your margarita recipe. The jalapeño margarita is my new housewife cocktail of the summer. The perfect blend of lime and sweetness married with a hint of heat on the palette.
- 3 – 6 slices jalapeño
- 2 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
- 2 oz orange liquor (I prefer Grand Marnier® or Cointreau®)
- 2 oz agave nectar
- 4 oz (I prefer Hornitos® – 100% agave tequila, Don Julio, or Tres Generaciones®)
Muddle the jalapeño slices, then pour lime juice, orange liquor, agave nectar, and tequila into cocktail shaker. Top with crushed ice and shake vigorously. Salt the rim of a margarita glass and serve cocktail with a garnish of fresh lime wedge or jalapeño slice.
*Agave nectar is a great sweetener for cocktails because it mixes with cold beverages, unlike honey.
*You can substitute fresh lime juice with Nellie and Joe’s Key West Lime Juice found at your local grocery store.