Jalapeño + Cilantro Margarita

After sharing two incredibly healthy (and delicious) dinners, I present to you a cocktail to get you through the week.  This might just be my new favorite margarita and it couldn’t be easier to make.  I made Big Guy and myself a couple of these on Friday night to celebrate cinco de mayo along with flank steak tacos topped with sliced radishes and quick pickled red onions.

These margaritas are spicy and tart – just the way I like ’em and the only sweetness comes from a small amount of triple sec.  I altered the recipe a little bit by cutting down the amount of alcohol and amping up the amount of lime juice (can’t get enough).

margarita

To make one margarita, muddle together a slice of jalapeño (with or without the seeds) and a few sprigs of fresh cilantro in the bottom of your shaker.  Add ice along with 1 part silver tequila, 1/2 part triple sec and 2 part lime juice.  Shake, shake, shake.

Rim a glass with salt (or sugar if you like it sweet) and add lots of ice and then pour your margarita in the glass.

CHEERS!

And if don’t know about you but it feels like Friday and it’s only Wednesday…

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