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Roasted Jalapeno Margarita

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 1 cocktail
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1 jalapeno


3 ounces Homemade Sour Mix, recipe follows

2 ounces tequila reposado

1 lime, cut into wedges and wheels

Salt, for the rim if desired

Homemade Sour Mix:

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 cup fresh lemon juice

1 cup fresh lime juice


  1. Over a hot grill, toast the jalapeno until lightly blistered on the outside and fragrant. Slice into 1/4-inch-thick wheels.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add 2 slices roasted jalapeno, ice and the Homemade Sour Mix. Muddle, then add the tequila and the juice of 1 lime wedge. Shake. Rim a margarita glass with the wedge of a lime and salt, if using. Serve over ice. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Homemade Sour Mix:

  1. Combine the sugar and 1 1/2 cups water in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and cool. Add the lemon and lime juice. Chill until ready to use. 
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