So my mom is from Mexico and I know that Cinco de Mayo is not a holiday there, it celebrates a victory over the French (I’m also part French BTW 🙂 at the battle of Puebla in 1863. OK now that we have that out of the way I made an AMAZING SPICY margarita! ? The secret is steeping the jalapeños and Thai chilis in the simple syrup so it really soaks up the heat. It has just the right balance of sweet and heat yum!
If you like it extra spicy then run a Thai chili along the rim and then salt it. Add some chilis to the shaker with the drink and enjoy!
The BEST spicy margarita, you've gotta try it!
- 1/2 cup silver tequila
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/4 cup orange liquor
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 jalapeno sliced
- 8 Thai Chilis sliced lengthwise
For the Simple Syrup
Add the sugar and water to a saucepan. Bring to a boil, remove from heat and add the jalapeño and 6 of the Thai chilis. Allow to steep for about 20 minutes then strain.
Add ice, tequila, orange liquor, lime juice, and 1/3 cup of the simple syrup to a shaker and shake!
Strain and serve in salted glasses over ice. You can add more of the simple syrup for an extra kick/sweetness if desired.
Garnish with a chili.