Foodie Friday: Getting Spicy in Margaritaville

I have the perfect drink recipe to start your weekend off right, but first our blog giveaway winner is…

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Now onto the booze…only kidding. Sort of.

This week’s Foodie Friday post is in honor of National Tequila Day, which was Tuesday. Sadly, I didn’t know such a day existed until it was too late to celebrate. Clearly the best way to remedy that is with a make-up day and this:

Fresh-squeezed Jalapeno Margarita

My preferred way to enjoy tequila is in a margarita. I like mine lightly sweetened, extra limey, on the rocks, with salt. I’m not a fan of most mixes, so I usually make my own margs at home. And I love a nice spicy kick from time to time. The best way to achieve that is by adding fresh jalapeno. The pepper creates an amazing balance that I love. It’s cold and refreshing with smooth and subtle background heat. Mmmm…Oh.So.Good.

Here’s my fool-proof recipe for a winning Jalapeno Margarita:


Serves 2

  • 3 oz. tequila of your choice
  • 1.5 oz. orange liqueur
  • 4 thinly sliced jalapeno rings (from a fresh jalapeno)
  • juice of 3 limes, plus a couple slices to garnish
  • 1/2 cup of lemon lime club soda
  • ice
  • course salt, optional


1. Fill 2 salt-rimmed glasses with ice.

2. Pour tequila and orange liqueur into a shaker. Add jalapeno slices and muddle with the alcohol. Include the seeds for an extra spicy margarita.

3. Shake well, then strain the contents of the shaker evenly into two ice-filled glasses.

4. Divide the fresh squeezed lime juice between the two margaritas.

5. Top with club soda, stir and enjoy!


I hope your weekend starts with this recipe-is it happy hour yet?


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