This is seriously one of my favorite cocktails. It’s just so different. I guess at this point in the summer, I’m really supposed to give you guys drink recipes that quench your thirst on these hot summer nights. But this is just so yummy, and you do decide the level of spiciness at the end of the day!
What you’ll need:
- 2 oz Altos (jalapeño infused) tequila (or quality tequila of your choice)
- 1 oz Grand Marnier
- 1/2 oz sour mix
- 1/2 oz fresh lime juice (or Rose’s Lime juice)
- jalapeños for infusing
Place 2 jalapeño peppers, sliced, into a Mason jar (or similar jar) and fill to the top with your favorite tequila. The level of spiciness is achieved by how long you leave the peppers in the tequila. I left mine for 36 hours, and it was VERY spicy. If you just want a hint of spice, I suggest 6 to 12 hours, and then adjust it from there.
The rim can be just rock salt, or rock salt mixed with chili powder. I went a little crazy, and I mixed rock salt, chili powder and crystallized lime (True Lime), and I really, really liked it.
Combine all ingredients with ice in a martini shaker. Rim the edge of the martini glass with your salt mixture, and pour in the margarita. Decorate with either a lime slice or a Poblano pepper slice.