This refreshing drink and powerful drink is a wonderful twist on the traditional margarita.
Heat Level: 2
1 jalapeno (with or without seeds)
30 cilantro leaves (no steams)
1 tablespoon sugar (more or less to taste)
Juice of 2 limes
2 oz orange liqueur (Triple Sec or Cointreau)
4 oz quality tequila
Place jalapeno, cilantra leaves, sugar, lime juice, orange liqueur and tequila into a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Coat the margarita glass with salt by moistening the rim with the juiced lime and dipping the rim into the salt. Fill glass half full with crushed ice and poar margarita into the glass. Garnish with cilantro and/or lime wedge.
Note: For a less powerful drink use 1 oz orange liqueur and 2 oz tequila.