Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Ginger/Jalapeño Margarita

Chances are if you ever were at our house, you may have had one, or one too many of these. One of my favorites for sure. Here's what you need, and what you do to make 4 drinks.

Rocks Glass
Crushed Ice
Pinky size piece of Fresh Ginger
1 Jalapeño
3 or 4 Mandarins, Tangerines, or Oranges
6 oz. Triple Sec
12 oz. Blanco Tequila
This version smoked salt or kosher salt (for my non smokey friends)

Start by muddling the ginger, mandarin and Jalapeño in the bottom of a larger container.  Muddling means smash the hell out it in the bottom of the glass or container. An example of a larger container would be a big oversize drinking cup, about pint size. Taste the Jalapeño before muddling some are smoking hot are some are not. So, pinky size piece of ginger- no need to peel it. And say six slices of Jalapeño. Muddle away. I love this smell!

Next add Tequila, Remember one sec is about one ounce, and I count slow-he he. Then add triple sec. Rim glass with salt, throw in ice and pour mixture over using a strainer. Garnish with fresh mandarin orange and a slice of Jalapeño.

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