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April 30, 2013

Roasted Jalapeno Margarita

Hola, amigos!

It's time to get Cinco de Mayo up in here. And what better way to prepare than with a margarita? There isn't any, is there?

This here margarita is special, you see. It's the perfect blend of sweet, salty, and spicy!

Here's the pretty fruits and veggies you'll need. Can we count this as healthy since there's fruits and veggies involved?

Yep, it's a Roasted Jalapeno Margarita! 


Ever since I fell in love with this Cilantro Jalapeno Limeade I made last summer, I've been obsessed with the idea of jalapeno in my drinks to add that perfect little bit of spiciness. This margarita, no exception. 

Roasted Jalapeno Margarita
from Food Network 
  • 1 jalapeno
  • ice
  • 3 ounces Homemade Sour Mix, recipe follows
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges and/or slices
  • salt for rim, if desired
Over a hot grill or stovetop burner, roast the jalapeno until lightly blistered and fragrant. Slice into 1/4 inch thick slices.

In a cocktail shaker, add 2 (or more) slices roasted jalapeno, ice, Homemade Sour Mix, tequila, and juice of 1 lime wedge. Shake. Rim a glass with the wedge of a lime and dip in salt. Serve with ice. Garnish with lime slice and jalapeno slice.

Homemade Sour Mix
*Yields: 3 and 1/2 cups
  • 1 and 1/2 cups sugar 
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice
Combine the sugar and 1 and 1/2 cups water in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and cool. Add the lemon and lime juice. Chill until ready to use.  
*Note: You will not use all of the Homemade Sour Mix for one margarita, as the recipe for Homemade Sour Mix yields 28 ounces and you only need 3 ounces per margarita. You will have some leftover for more margaritas :) 

Printable Recipe

Don't forget the salt for the rim! What's a margarita without the salt?

More Cinco de Mayo recipes to come this week! Stay tuned :)

Linking up here.  

Peace, and bacon grease!

15 comments: said...

I call that a party in a glass! I love that you used a roasted jalapeƱo! Yum!

Diane Higdon said...

I just popped over from the Beyond the Picket Fence blog hop. I am going to have to try this yummy sounding margarita. Thanks for the recipe. Have a great day . :)

Carole said...

This is a goodie - I have popped it over to Food on friday: Cocktails for you. Cheers

Essentials Chic said...

This looks delicious! I will have to try it out soon! Happy "almost" Cinco de Mayo :)

Mostly Food and Crafts said...

Hey Girl - I wanted to let you know that I will be featuring this tomorrow in my "What I Bookmarked This Week" post - stop by and see!

Unknown said...

Where have these been all my life? Pinned it and shared a link on my blog. Thanks so much for sharing!!
Karen @ annumography

Ericka Breedlove said...

I had a cocktail awhile back with jalapenos and I fell in love with it! This margarita sounds fantastic! I've chosen your recipe as my host favorite for this week's Foodie Friends Friday Cinco de Mayo Party, and it will be featured in The Daily Dish Magazine's "Recipes that Caught Our Attention" on Monday! Be sure to check it out on!

Amber @ said...

Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #11.

~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!

Unknown said...

I just love that you roasted the jalapenos. I bet they add a nice smoky flavor. A margarita is my favorite cocktail. Pinning to make. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

Susan said...

What a fabulous recipe!! I'd love for you to bring it to Tuesday's Table

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

This sounds delicious. I love fresh made margaritas!
Thanks so much for linking this up to the Pinworthy Projects Party!

Jill said...

This looks awesome! I'm definitely pinning it!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Loved both of your recipes- I had to choose the two together for the Tickled Pink linky- they are fabulous together! Will be trying them out this weekend!

Chris said...

You lush! ha ha

I like the subtle smokiness that would add to the cocktail.

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