As Promised...Margarita Recipe


Here's the recipe I promised to share, regardless of the results, a week or so ago:

1/2 cup of tequila
1/2 cup of grand marnier
1/2 cup of simple syrup
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 jalapeno, cut in half and seeds removed
a few slices of cucumber

Mix everything together and refrigerate for at least a couple of hours or longer. Shake and pour over ice. This drink has a really nice kick to it... not for the faint of heart :)
Okay, the results were good, but here's what I would do differently:
Next time I would cut down the simple syrup to maybe a 1/4 cup or so, the drink was a little too sweet. I didn't actually use cucumbers because I accidentally bought a squash instead of a cucumber (crazy.) I do imagine that the margarita would have been very refreshing with the cucumbers. next time.
I haven't made the Lavender Margarita yet because I just picked up some lavender at the farmers market. I'll infuse the lavender in a simple syrup and use it when making a classic margarita. This weekend is supposed to be warm and this might be a perfect treat.
xo, jen

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