DIY FRESH SPICY MARGARITA COCKTAILS
I have been on a MAJOR Margarita kick lately. When we go out, every cocktail I order is some version of a Margarita. My current favorite is a Spicy Margarita. I made Margaritas at-home two days in a row this week. I've never made Margaritas at-home just for myself before, but that is how much I am loving them! Turns out, they are very simple and easy to make at home and only require a few ingredients.
My first at-home Margarita day, I made them using fresh Lime and Orange juice instead of anything packaged. They were sweetened with Agave Nectar. Today, I just upped the ante a bit by adding muddled chili pepper and crushed red pepper to turn it into a fresh Spicy Margarita. I chose to make this spicy using crushed red pepper and chili powder instead of Jalapenos because...these are what I had on hand. It worked! The Margaritas had the perfect amount of spice and flavor. They turned out tart and delicious. Here is how I made them!
What you need:
Chili Powder and Red Pepper Flakes
How to make this:
I did not measure a THING and it still came out great. I usually am a very strict by the numbers kind of recipe maker, but since I was sort of winging it with this one, I just experimented with quantities. I added about 4 juiced limes (using a hand juicer) and the juice from 1 entire orange. Then, I just eyeballed the amount of Agave Nectar and altered it to my taste (about a teaspoon). Feel free to add more Agave Nectar if the limes are tasting too tart. I then poured all of the ingredients into pre-muddled red pepper flakes and chili powder and shook it all up with my cocktail shaker. I poured this creation into a glass over ice, squeezed a little lemon in, and enjoyed.