So the other day I was wandering aimlessly through the grocery store thinking about what my cocktail should be for this week.
I knew that I wanted a margarita, fo-sho,
but didn't know exactly what kind.
I have to stop myself every once in a while,
because I would make a margarita for you every single week.
That is how much I love them.
I didn't want the same old margarita,
but something fruity with a little kick.
We were making Smoked Apple Cider Vinegar Pulled Pork
(for the LSU game-GEAUX TIGERS)
and I knew that I wanted something smoky and tangy.
Then I saw a few delicious mangoes and peaches.
I couldn't decide between them,
so I thought why not put them together in one drink.
I added a little of my outta control jalapenos and it was on.
The jalapenos added just the right amount of spice and smoke.
An excellent margarita if I do say so myself.
I also added a few other hints of smokiness by using anejo tequila and Hawaiian Red Alaea salt around the rim.
Mango, Peach, and Jalapeno Margarita
For the fruit mixture:
1 large mango
2 large peaches
1/4 jalapeno (about 1 tablespoon minced)
For the margarita:
3 ounces fruit mixture
3 ounces anejo tequila
2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
1 ounce simple syrup
1 ounce Grand Marnier
jalapeno slice and lime slice for garnish
To make the fruit mixture:
Peel the mango and peaches and cut into large chunks. Place into a blender. Add the jalapeno to taste. Blend until all fruit and jalapeno are liquified.
To make the margarita:
In a shake filled with ice, combine the fruit mixture, tequila, lime juice, Grand Marnier, and simple syrup. Shake until well combined. Pour into a glass filled with ice and rimmed with coarse salt. Garnish with a lime wedge and jalapeno slice.
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