Add a little fire to your cocktail with muddled jalapeno pepper and fresh ginger, completed with blanco tequila, orange liqueur and ice.
Tbsp sea salt flakes
Zest of 1 lime, ¾ oz lime juice plus 1 lime wedge
tsp jalapeno, minced
slices fresh ginger (each the size of a half dollar)
oz blanco tequila, (white silver)
oz orange liqueur, such as Cointreau
oz Simple Syrup, recipe follows
Simple Syrup (Makes about 1 cup)
Crush together the sea salt flakes and lime zest in a small bowl. Rim a margarita glass by rubbing a lime wedge around the edge of the glass and then dipping it in the lime salt.
Muddle the jalapeno and ginger with a few ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Then add the tequila, lime juice, orange liqueur and Simple Syrup. Shake and strain into the margarita glass filled with ice.
Heat the sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan. Simmer until the sugar is dissolved. Let cool. The syrup will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.