Add some spice to your summer with this tequila cocktail!
Summer is here and it’s time to bust out all those summer recipes, including the most refreshing and delicious cocktails! Here is a cocktail we recently created and have been obsessed with!
Do you like a little heat in your cocktails?
Living in Texas, I have learned to appreciate heat in pretty much every recipe – cocktails are no different! So if you are into spicy foods, you will LOVE this adaptation.
Not spicy enough for you??
I’m fine with the the heat from jalapeños, but Mark needs more heat ALWAYS. If you are like Mark, then here is how you can make it even spicier! ENTER SERRANO PEPPERS. Now we are talking heat! Just replace muddled jalapeños with serrano peppers to take this up a notch on the heat scale.
What should I add to the rim of the glass?
If you are not a cocktail connoisseur, and you don’t make drinks often, then you may forget that one of the best things you can do for cocktails is line the rim of the glass with a little something special. Because this is a SWEET and SPICY drink, you cannot go wrong with the usual suspects: salt or sugar. BUT, if you want to take it up a notch, we recommend Tajin. This spicy chili lime seasoning is everything you need for this cocktail! (click on the image below to find it on Amazon)
What kind of alcohol should I use?
For this drink in particular, we prefer tequila. Any tequila will do, so pick your favorite. We really like Milagro, but this drink works with any tequila. Not a tequila lover? Try rum or vodka and let us know how it turns out!
Pro tip: soak your jalapeño slices in lime juice for 15 minutes before using them as a garnish or adding them to your nachos, tacos, or other foods.
Soaking jalapeños in lime juice emphasizes that delicious jalapeño flavor that we all love. You can also use the lime juice in your food and drinks and it will have a beautiful flavor and some heat. Give it a try and let us know what you think!