Tequila is reasonably versatile, contrary to popular beliefs. Most people think of one thing when they think tequila… shots. Get it over as quickly as possible. I am here to convince you that tequila can inspire your creativity as much as any other type of liquor.
I find that silver tequila is the best for infusions. Of course you can infuse with pretty much anything, however, I find that tequila + spice creates a smokiness to the drink that is unique and refreshing. I love smoky tequilas especially mezcal, and I find this to come close to the same effect that mezcal has in cocktails/margaritas.
What you need:
- Jalapenos ( 3-4)
- Silver Tequila (30 Fl oz)
- an air tight container ( I used a decanter, but you can use an old liquor bottle, mason jars, old wine bottle)
- Slice the jalapenos as finely as possible. Save the seeds!
- Add the tequila
- Infuse as long as you need. The longer you keep it in the more concentrated it gets. I don’t ever take the seeds out, since I like to dilute it with other liquors. Some prefer to only infuse for a few hours to make it a stand alone liquor.