Three of my regular customers from the Caribbean Islands sat at my bar last week and told me they were craving something spicy. They found the lamb chapli to be bland and requested that I order the vindaloo for their main course extra spicy. So I did just that… and boy did they regret it. Within minutes these strapping strong construction workers were sweating and shedding intense tears.
“Jeremiah! What are you doing to us?” one of them asked between breaths.
“I did warn you that it was not for the faint of heart!” I replied laughing.
“I supposed I asked for it!” he said wearily.
They were gracious and forgiving of my laughter. So I dedicate my hot and spicy heat margarita to them, my friends from the Caribbean even if they are too cautious to order it now.
Photo Credit: Lauren Pierce
1 ½ oz Jalapeno Infused 1800 Silver Taquila
¼ oz Triple Sec
¼ oz Fresh Lime Juice
½ oz Pineapple Juice
¼ oz Sour Mix
A Drop of Agave Nector
2 pieces of sliced Jalapeno Peppers for garnish.
Combine the ingredients with ice in a Boston shaker and shake well. Pour into a lowball glass. Top with more ice and garnish with Jalapeno pieces.
Inspiration & Creation
We begin with a bottle of 1800 silver tequila, which gets its name from the first year that drops of tequila were produced for distribution. The traditional formula is crafted with Weber Blue Agave plants enriched in the vast mineral volcanic soil in Jalisco, Mexico and aged for up to twelve years before they are handpicked. Event the bottle depicts the ancient Mayan stone pyramids scattered throughout Mexico. I slice 4 jalapeno peppers and insert them into the bottle to infuse over a week before use. The seeds of the jalapeno provide just the right kick of spice.
Our spicy margarita is crafted with this jalapeno infused tequila. The Jalapeno, also originating in Mexico, has become one of the most versatile chili peppers in the western world. Our concoction denotes the tart freshness of lime amidst the intense heat of a hot summer day.
The Jalapeno Heat margarita pairs nicely with fried empanadas and fish tacos. It’s simple and inexpensive to create in the comfort of your own home.