Cocktail Hour - Mango Jalapeno Margaritas March 08 2013

Looking for a new obsession? I've got one to share: jalapeno tequila. It's super easy to make. Keep a batch in the fridge to keep you warm before summer hits!

Jalapeno Tequila
3 cups silver tequila
2 sliced jalapenos

Add tequila and sliced jalapenos to a large jar or pitcher. Keep covered and let sit for a minimum of 24 hours in your fridge. Strain before using! What to make with said jalapeno tequila? I present option one this week!

Mango Jalapenos Margaritas (serves four)
1 cup (80z) Grand Marnier
3/4 cup (6oz) jalapeno tequila
1 cup (8oz) lime juice (4-6 fresh limes)
1 1/2 cup mango puree (recipe below - simple syrup + 2 mangos)
Lime Latitudes Salt Lime Slice Sugar lime slices for garnish

1) Make mango puree. You will need to make a simple syrup. I used 3/4 cup water and 3/4 Lime Slice Sugar, bring to a boil till sugar dissolves. Take off heat and let cool. Cube up your mango the best you can! Use an immersion blender or blender to combine the mango and simple syrup into puree.
2) Rim your glasses! I circled the rim with a lime slice and dipped in a plateful of half lime salt and half lime sugar. Fill up those glasses with ice.
3) Pour Grand Marnier, tequila, lime juice and puree into a pitcher. Cover and shake. You could shake individual servings in a cocktail shaker. Pour of ice and garnish! Recipe adapted from How Sweet Eats. Visit her site. She's quite the margarita connoisseur! You will have jalapeno tequila left. Don't worry - I'll share another recipe soon!