Spicy Homemade Jalapeno Infused Tequila

Make your own homemade jalapeno infused tequila

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)

 

Method:

  1. Slice the jalapenos as finely as possible. Save the seeds!
  2. Add the tequila
  3. 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.

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Watermelon Jalapeno Skinny Margarita Recipe!

Easy to make from scratch using all natural ingredients

How to make your own jalapeno infused watermelon margaritas from scratch. If alcohol could be healthy, this recipe would be it. With no added sugar and packed with Vitamin C from the fresh juices, this drink takes away the guilt of drinking.

This recipe is inspired by a friend who shares my passion for creativity and making the most of all natural ingredients. Mixology to me, is more than just making great tasting drinks that subdue the harshness of the alcohol. To me, it’s an art, experimenting with delicate floral notes, or using a complementary  alcohol to enhance the flavor profile of a fruit. There’s nothing I appreciate more than a well made drink that isn’t full of additives, preservatives, coloring, and high-fructose corn syrup. With that said, I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do… and drink with caution, they will sneak up on you.

“Sneaky-Pinks” Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe watermelon
  • 1 bag of limes ( you will use 1 full lime per drink)
  • jalapeno-infused tequila ( you can make this at home, recipe for this coming soon)
  • your favorite Orange Liqueur
  • your favorite Silver Tequila
  • ice

Salt- rim ingredients:

  • lime zest
  • salt of your choice (i prefer a sea salt or himalayan pink salt)
  • paprika or pepper of your choice ( i prefer a smoked paprika)

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Method:

  1. Use your blender to puree the watermelon and make watermelon juice. Use a large sieve to filter out the pulp. watermelon

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2.Once you have a pitcher of fresh watermelon juice, you are ready to start your drink.

Pro-tip: Start by rimming your glass with your salt-zest mix

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3. Add juice of 1 lime in a glass

4. Add 1/2 oz (this is about half a shot) of jalapeno-infused tequila

5. Add 1 oz (this is 1 shot) of regular silver tequila of your choice

6. Add 3/4 th oz of orange liqueur

7. Add the watermelon juice, as for your taste

8. Add ice & stir

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Spicy, Garlicky Guacamole!

Chunky and flavorful guacamole made with all-natural and fresh ingredients

Guacamole is one of my favorite snacks in the world. It’s healthy – full of great fats and tons of health benefits. It’s versatile – snack on it with some chips or use it as a topping for nearly any dish (eggs, toast, sandwich, burger, etc), and it is DELICIOUS as a party appetizer. There has never been a time I served it and didn’t get asked for the recipe.
For the record, I never shared the recipe… until now…
That said, for this top-secret recipe, you will need :
  • 1  large avocado
  • 1/2 small, red onion
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 tomato de-seeded
  • 4 Thai chilies or 1-2 jalapenos (depending on how spicy you like it!)
  • cilantro (handful)
  • sea salt (key words: SEA salt)
  • 1 garlic clove
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Method:
  1. Chop the garlic and chilies in really fine pieces, The finer the better. Most recipes would tell you to de-seed your peppers, but not I. That’s where the kick comes in
  2. Chop your onion, in fine cubes. Wear your goggles if you need to
  3. Chop the tomato. Its important to remove the seeds so the guac isn’t too runny
  4. Add the avocado. Here’s a cool trick on how to cut it like a pro
  5. Add the sea salt. I normally add around 1 tbsp, but taste test it as always
  6. Add in the lime juice and chopped cilantro last
  7. Stir! If you have a mortar & pestle, that’s even better
  8. Enjoy!!
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