Margarita of the Month: November

November 29, 2010

Margarita of the Month: November

Once again we waited until the tail end of the month, but this is one worth waiting for!

Here is my version of the Controlado Cocktail from the Patron Cocktail Lab (ain’t science a great thing?)… I made a couple of tweaks and I think it turned out pretty darn good…

Ginger/Jalapeno Margarita

2 Oz Silver Tequila

3/4 Oz Lemon Juice

3/4 Oz Agave Nectar

3/4 Oz Honey

1 to 4   1/8” or so thick slices fresh Jalapeno (if you’re not sure, make the first drink with 2 slices and adjust from there to your liking)

2 quarter-size slices fresh Ginger

Put the ginger and jalapeno in a cocktail shaker and muddle to release their tasty goodness – you can add a little of the tequila while doing so if you like to ease the process…

Add all the rest of the ingredients and some ice and shake like crazy…  strain into a glass (or on the rocks if you prefer). A salted rim is up to you.

If you like, garnish with a slice of fresh jalapeno… or what would really be great is a slice of sweet pickled jalapeno (Terra Verde Farms makes a great version called Spicy O’s). Even a bit of fresh basil would make a nice garnish as well…

Makes one drink… yes, I said one… didn’t say you had to stop there…

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