Blood Orange Jalapeno Margarita
The summer months are coming and there is nothing that resonates more than a margarita.
And while any margarita is a good margarita (provided you have good tequila), I love mine spicy and on the rocks.
This recipe is extra delicious because instead of orange liqueur, I use freshly squeezed blood orange which gives a sweet note of citrus and a subtle essence of raspberry.
In order to get the best spice for your margarita, you a.) need a spicy jalapeno – some are just not as spicy as you’d like and b.) should let jalapenos infuse the tequila for awhile (like overnight). But, if you see this margarita and don’t want to wait (I don’t blame you) you can either slice jalapeno and shake with tequila in a martini shaker with ice or allow jalapeno to infuse with tequila in a jug for a 15 minutes- 1 hour.
If you are making for a group, then I would suggest prepping tequila in advance.
- 1 cup tequila the better quality the better the taste
- 3/4 cup freshly squeeze blood orange juice
- 1/2 cup lime juice
- 1 tablespoon liquid sweetener optional
- Ice for the glass
- Tajin and a lime wedge to rim the glass to rim the glass. If you don't have Tajin then use a coarse salt
- fresh slices blood orange for garnish
- 1 Jalapeno Pepper cut into half
Place tequila in a cup or jug with half the jalapeno. Allow the jalapeno time to infuse tequila. The longer the jalapeno sits, the spicier the tequila.
Mix blood orange juice, lime juice, and optional sweetener with tequila. Give a good stir.
Rub rim of glass with lime wedge and dip in Tajin.
Add ice to desired glass and pour in Margarita mix.
Serve with a blood orange slice and thinly slice jalapenos.
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