Spicy Cilantro Margarita

August 15, 2013 in drink by amanda

I have absolutely nothing to blog about today so let’s talk TV.

Last week when my husband was in the field, I binge watched Under the Dome. I really like it but I feel like I’m in for another LOST. Like I’m going to spend the next 6 years of my life waiting for answers that I’m never going to get.

The Housewives are so boring these days. I skipped pretty much all of the OC this year but you better believe I was there for the reunion. I’m hoping some hair gets pulled or something next week. I haven’t even watched New Jersey! I’m so over the Joe/Melissa/Teresa/other Joe drama. And finally, I made it about 15 minutes into the Miami premiere before I put my ear thingies in and listened to the 90s alternative Spotify playlist.

Honey Boo Boo and Duck Dynasty last night? Yes, please. Best night of TV in awhile.

And as always, I’m obsessed with Big Brother. OBSESSED. I stay up way too late watching the feed, I obsessively read updates. I can’t get enough.

What are you watching? What should I be watching? Are you not-so-patiently waiting for Homeland to come back next month like me?

Nicole and I decided to make spicy drinks this week. I’ve always wanted to try a spicy margarita but I’ve never been brave enough to order one – or make one for myself. This gave me the perfect opportunity and I used it to make a Spicy CIlantro Margarita.

The recipe starts by infusing tequila with jalepeno for a week but if you don’t have time for that, just muddle a slice of jalapeno in the bottom of your shaker. Other than that, it’s a pretty standard margarita.

It was really delicious and a fun change from the usual super sweet margarita.

Nicole made a  Spicy Gin Cucumber Lemonade which sounds nice and refreshing! I have to try it!

Spicy Cilantro Margarita

Ingredients

1.5 oz Jalapeno infused tequila (slice whole jalapenos once down the middle and marinate for one week inside tequila bottle OR, if pressed for time, muddle one very small piece with seeds)
1 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 ounce Triple Sec
1/2 oz Fresh orange juice
Squirt of simple syrup (to taste)
Squirt of fresh lemon juice
Squirt of fresh lime juice
dash of tabasco
ice

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients in a shaker and shake vigorously.
  2. Strain over ice and garnish with extra jalapenos or cilantro.
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