Happy FriYAY! Today is the day that marks that I have been 4 weeks – 1 full month – at my new job, and that feels like a reason to celebrate! My new position came with a steep learning curve, so 4 weeks of brain melt is now behind me!
And – yesterday we celebrated 1 year exactly until our wedding day! I can’t even believe we’re counting down less than a year now. SO EXCITED!
What are you celebrating this weekend? How about just the fact that it’s Friday?
Let’s shake up some Jalapeno Lime Margaritas! I didn’t realise my love for margaritas until the past year, and now I love margaritas. It’s gotten to the point where our fridge is always stocked with bottled lime juice and simple syrup, just in case I get a margarita craving. In fact, our mason jar of simple syrup is just labeled “Mexican Fiesta!!!” because margaritas mean fiesta time, and we love Mexican fiestas at this house.
The addition of jalapenos in a classic lime margarita is a good one. The jalapenos sit for at least 15 minutes in the tequila to infuse their spiciness. Then, the jalapeno tequila is mixed with freshly squeezed lime juice (I used real fresh limes instead of bottled lime juice this time), shaken, and poured over lots of ice. The jalapenos give these margaritas a mild-medium heat – if you’re looking for very mild, I would suggest infusing the tequila for less time – under 10 minutes.
Have a happy weekend!
- 3 ounces white tequila
- 1/2 to 1/4 of a jalapeno, sliced (I used 1/2 for a medium spiciness)
- 3 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice (or use bottled lime juice - I won't tell!)
- 1.5 ounces simple syrup***
- 1 ounce Grand Marnier (or other orange liqueur)
- coarse salt to rim the glass
- In a cocktail shaker, add tequila and jalapeno slices. Let sit for at least 15 minutes.
- Add lime juice, simple syrup, Grand Marnier, and lots of ice. Shake until well mixed.
- Crack some coarse salt onto a small plate. Rim the edge of your glass with lime juice, then press the rim into the coarse salt to rim the edge. (Optional)
- Strain jalapeno lime margaritas into two glasses and serve!