Margarita of the Month: December

December 18, 2011

Margarita of the Month: December

When it comes to the winter holidays, two colors are always associated with this celebratory time of year: red and green. And of course, I always think of tequila… so let’s combine some red and green with it and see what we get, shall we?

Our red is coming from the strawberry infused tequila we made for last month’s margarita, so if you don’t already have some of that good stuff on hand, go back and take a look… I’ll wait now while you make some… (insert the “Jeopardy” theme here… now it’s stuck in your head, isn’t it?).

Okay, we can move on now…

Sweet & Spicy Holiday Margarita

For each drink:

1 oz  Simple Syrup

1 oz  Fresh Lime Juice

2 oz  Strawberry Infused Tequila

1 oz  Cointreau (or other good orange liquor)

2-3  thin slices of fresh Jalapeno Pepper

3-4  leaves of  fresh Basil (heck, if you’ve got some mint around, add a couple of leave of that too)

The red and the green(s)

Muddle the jalapeno and basil in your drink shaker to release their juices. Add the rest of the ingredients and some ice and shake away.

Take a glass (you may salt or sugar the rim if you desire) and strain the drink in (straight up or over ice, as you prefer) – garnish as desired, and drink away!

Happy Holidays!

Enjoy your holidays! Best wishes to all of you from Eating (and Drinking) Around the World!

Back to the kitchen, and the bar… see you soon!

One Response to “Margarita of the Month: December”

  1. sambycat Says:

    trace needs to read this blog more regularly and make me tasty items.


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