Friday, February 17, 2012

Sweet & Spicy Margarita

It took me awhile to realize what it was about Margarita's that I enjoyed so much (other than the tequila!).  Then I  realized, it's the layers of the flavors - the combination of sweet, salty, sour and bitter - that really make your taste buds come alive.  The subtly sweet flavor of St. Germain, made from elderflower, works nicely to balance the tequila.  And the addition of spicy jalapeno, definitely kicks it up a notch! 

Sweet & Spicy Margarita

2 ounces Cazul, Don Julio or Patron tequila
1 ounce St. Germain (Elderflower liquor)
1/2 ounce lime juice
1/2 of a jalapeno with seeds
coarse salt

Rim margarita glass with lime wedge to moisten, then dip in salt to coat rim.

Add remaining ingredients to ice filled shaker.  Then shake it baby, shake it!  You need to shake this really well to get the heat from the jalapeno.
Strain into margarita glass and garnish with jalapeno.  (If any seeds slip through the strainer, be sure to remove them unless you like it really hot!)

Here's to a spicy weekend!  Cheers!

And whip up a quick batch of delicious Guacamole to have with your margaritas!

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