Spicy Jalapeño-Cucumber Margarita

November 10, 2016 By:
Tagged: Adult Adult. Limes Limes. Cinco de Mayo Cinco de Mayo. Cocktails Cocktails. Jalapeño Jalapeño. Mexican Mexican. Cucumber Cucumber. Cinco De Mayo Cinco De Mayo. Jalapeno Jalapeno. Mexican Mexican. Lemon Lemon. Margarita Margarita. Beverages Beverages.
1 hour
My neighborhood has a summertime party we call "DECK-a-dence". It's a decadent deck party where guests travel from deck to deck for a progressive party. There's usually drinks, dancing and sometimes debauchery. When I made this drink, I had to invite some of the neighbors over to try it. This spicy drink was a hit with the ladies of the 'hood. It will be making an appearance again at Deckadence. It's spicy in a good way - a way that will get your taste buds jumping.


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  1. Begin by making the simple syrup. Pour the sugar and water into a small saucepan and turn on medium heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Let the mixture come to a boil. After about a minute, reduce to a simmer for 3 minutes. Allow it to cool.
  2. Once the simple syrup has cooled, pour it into a large pitcher. Then add the tequila and the seeded jalapeño. The pepper will give it spice. Allow it to infuse the mixture for 30-45 minutes. Then, remove the jalapeño.
  3. Add the juice of two lemons and two limes to the mixture. Add the triple sec. Stir.
  4. Before serving, salt the rim of the glass: Rub a lime wedge along the rim of the glass. Then turn it upside down and dip it in a small dish of salt.
  5. Serve the margarita over ice. Garnish with a slice of cucumber.