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Cilantro-Infused Spicy Jalapeño Margaritas
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Cilantro-Infused Spicy Jalapeno Margaritas

These Cilantro-Infused Spicy Jalapeno Margaritas are the perfect drink for all your entertaining need. They are made with Powell & Mahoney's Spicy Jalapeno Margarita mix.I infused them with fresh cilantro leaves to enhance the Mexican flavors we all love. However, if you are not a fan of cilantro, feel free to omit it. Either way, this drink is guaranteed to impress.
Course Alcoholic Drink / Cocktail
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Jalapeno Margarita, Margarita
Prep Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces Powell & Mahoney Spicy Jalapeno Margarita Mix instructions without the Powell & Mahoney mixer is in the notes below
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves chopped – plus more for garnishing
  • salt for the rim of the glasses
  • 6 ounces tequila such as Jose Cuervo
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 lime sliced for garnishing
  • 1 jalapeno pepper sliced thinly as garnish

Instructions

  • Place the margarita mix and cilantro leaves in a large mason jar (or a mixing bowl), cover and let it steep for 2 hours*. Drain and discard the cilantro leaves.
  • If you prefer, moisten the rim of your cocktail glasses with some lime and dip them in a plate of salt. Set them aside.
  • Place the now “infused” margarita mix in a cocktail shaker along with tequila and ice. Shake and strain over fresh ice.
  • Garnish with a lime, slices of jalapeno pepper, and a few fresh cilantro leaves.

Notes

  • If you want the cilantro taste to be more intense you can steep them longer. Or if you are not a fan of cilantro, feel free to omit it.
  • Alternatively, you can make your own mixer for this Jalapeno Margarita recipe. To do so, mix together 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice along with 1/4 cup simple syrup. This would be perfect for 4 servings.
    To infuse your homemade mixer with jalapeno and cilantro, place the lime juice and simple syrup mixture into a mason jar. Add one small sliced jalapeno (with the seeds) and cilantro leaves. Let is sit for 2 hours or longer if you like it more spicy.
  • To make simple syrup, heat 1 cup sugar (or honey, agave, or maple syrup) with 1 cup water in a small pan until the sugar completely melts. This will make more simple syrup than you need but you can keep the rest in a jar with a tight lid and keep it in the fridge up to a month.