Jalapeño Infused Margarita
 
 
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Ingredients
For infused tequila...
  • 2 naval oranges, sliced
  • 2 jalapenos, quartered, seeds and veins removed
  • 1 liter of 100% agave tequila
For margaritas...
  • 6-ounces Grand Marnier (or Cointreau)
  • 6 fresh limes
  • 1 bunch of fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • coarse salt for rim
Instructions
For infused tequila...
  1. In a large glass jar with lid, layer orange slices and jalapenos. Top with liter of tequila, seal and refrigerate. Save original tequila bottle. After 1-2 days, remove only the jalapeno slices and discard. Leave orange slices in tequila for a total of 4 days. Strain tequila and return to original bottle. Chill.
For margaritas...
  1. To make the simple syrup combine water and ½ cup sugar in a microwave-safe glass measuring cup. Microwave at HIGH 2½ minutes, stirring to dissolve sugar; cool.
  2. For each margarita, add 3-4 lime wedges and a handful of fresh cilantro to a tall glass. Muddle until lime juice is released. To glass add 1½-ounces tequila, 1½-ounces Grand Marnier (or Cointreau), 1½-ounces simple syrup, top with 1½-ounces fresh lime juice. Add ice and shake well.
  3. Dip rim of glass in coarse salt. Fill with margarita. Garnish with lime wedge.
  4. Sip responsibly.
Notes
Infuse tequila for 4 days.
Recipe by Lemony Thyme at http://www.lemonythyme.com/jalapeno-infused-margarita/