Spicy Margarita with Jalapeno and Ginger

Total Time:
25 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
10 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
1 cocktail
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt flakes
  • Zest of 1 lime, 3/4 ounce lime juice plus 1 lime wedge
  • 1 teaspoon minced jalapeno
  • 3 slices fresh ginger (each the size of a half dollar)
  • 2 ounces blanco tequila (white or silver)
  • 3/4 ounce orange liqueur, such as Cointreau
  • 1/4 ounce Simple Syrup, recipe follows
  • Simple Syrup:
  • 1 cup sugar
Directions
  • Crush together the sea salt flakes and lime zest in a small bowl. Rim a margarita glass by rubbing a lime wedge around the edge of the glass and then dipping it in the lime salt.

  • Muddle the jalapeno and ginger with a few ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Then add the tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur and Simple Syrup. Shake and strain into the margarita glass filled with ice.

Simple Syrup:
  • Heat the sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan. Simmer until the sugar is dissolved. Let cool. The syrup will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Yield: about 1 cup


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