Jalapeno Margaritas on the Rocks

So hot you’re cold

Thursdays rule. Why? Because that’s Ladies Night over at The Slow Roasted Italian. Each week there’s a new cocktail, lots of them classics with a new twist. I know that sounds so familiar…. hmm. Oh and Donna and Chad are a dynamic blogging duo. Wait a minute!

Anyway, their Puckered Jalapeno Frozen Margarita inspired this drink. They soaked their jalapenos longer and in less liquid. We just can’t take the heat; we should get out of the kitchen. Or else our jalapenos are just way higher on that scale we’re not going to bother googling now.

Jalapeno Margaritas

  • 2 parts jalapeno-infused tequila (instructions below)
  • 1 part triple sec
  • 4 parts lime juice
  • 1/2 part simple syrup

Slice a fresh jalapeno or two or 50. Soak each jalapeno in about 4-6 ounces of tequila for at least two hours. (Longer is fine TSRI soaked theirs for a day!) Taste after two hours and decide whether you can take it hotter. Strain tequila reserving some pepper slices for garnish. Combine tequila and remaining ingredients in a margarita glass with ice.

While we’re on the subject of fellow bloggers who inspire us — Kristy this musical selection is for you:

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22 Responses to Jalapeno Margaritas on the Rocks

  1. A_Boleyn says:

    I’m really tempted by this. Though my seeded jalapenos are in the freezer … maybe a tablespoon would work.

    I recently made a something similar using tamarind and Jose Cuervo Gold. I rarely have the alcohol in my pantry to try out the drinks you posted so this must be a sign. πŸ™‚


  2. Kristy says:

    AWESOME! The video and the drink! I was just heading to bed and stopped to read your post. Thanks for the shout out, and the big smile to end my day! Gotta love Palmer. πŸ˜‰ He’s simply irresistible. (couldn’t help myself)

  3. That is a powerful drink. I photographed Robert Palmer when I did the record cover “Vinegar Joe – 5 Star General” for A&M. He was still with Elkie Brooks in those days. Great singer.

  4. ChgoJohn says:

    A great video and cocktail but, with that heat, I’ll leave it for the ladies to enjoy.
    I’ll have a Shirley Temple, please.

  5. Eva Taylor says:

    Oh yea! Thursday! What an interesting cocktail. I like a lot of heat.

  6. rutheh says:

    I think this is creative and interesting but I am afraid I can’t take the heat! I’m a wuss.

  7. Interesting idea, but I’m just not that bold.
    One of my favorite songs and artisits, though…

  8. nrhatch says:

    Jalapeno Margarita is horning in on Bloody Mary’s territory . . . Bloody Mary’s gonna get pissed while we all get plastered. πŸ˜‰

  9. TasteFood says:

    This is fantastic with the jalapeno.

  10. Gah! More jalapeno!

  11. billpeeler says:

    Would never think of introducing jalapenos to margaritas, but it sounds delicious!

  12. egg me on says:

    Drinkable jalapenos!? Yowza. My mouth is tingling with anticipation.

  13. Greg and Katherine, you guys rock! Thanks so much for the post. This is by far my favorite cocktail. Awesome!

  14. Greg and Katherine your post had me smiling from ear to ear. I have never commented before, I tend to stay in the background of The Slow Roasted Italian, but I had to come to the front to say, “Thank You”. Donna and I always look forward to you visiting us on Ladies Night, see you soon. P.S. I’m glad you loved the cocktail. Chad @ theslowraoasteditalian

  15. Mad Dog says:

    Excellent – nice twist.

  16. rsmacaalay says:

    This would literally give a nice kick

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