Ok, let’s cut to the chase. We know what we’re all here for. Here in the Midwest, the humidity is moving in and we need a nice, cool refreshing *alcoholic* beverage to cope.
No blender, no problem. We’re doing this in the most efficient way possible.
Here’s what you’ll need:
2 Cups (or a cocktail shaker, if you’re fancy like that!)
Straw (don’t use a one-use straw here for the sea turtle’s sake! there are so many better options… click here if you want to help save the world)
Chopped (Raw) Jalapeno
Diet Tonic Water or Club Soda
Now, MAKE IT.
First, the jalapenos. Use a quarter to a half of a raw jalapeno chopped up. The heat level depends on you. Start small, they pack a lot of punch. Put them the cup. Use the straw to smoosh them up a bit.
Next, the ice. Add that to your cup. Do you like a lot or a little? I like a lot of ice. To each their own. Then, add the tequila. If you want to be very specific here, 2 oz. (Or, two regular-sized shot glasses!) If you’re just winging it, with full ice, just fill about 1/3 of the glass.
Next, the triple sec. Triple Sec is an orange-flavored liquor – much like Cointreau and Grand Marnier, both of which can be subbed for Triple Sec but are much pricier options. Officially, you’ll need 1 oz of this. Unofficially, just don’t put more Triple Sec in than tequila.
Then, add a similar amount of lime juice. You can play around with the Triple Sec and lime juice – see what works with your palate best. Do you like the more tangy lime margs or a more citrusy refresher? Up to you.
The diet tonic water or club soda come next. Regular tonic water if you like sweet drinks. I don’t. Plus, it’s less sugar. Fill the rest of your glass with this fizz. Lastly, a splash of grapefruit juice. You know what a splash is, I assume.
Take that lime and slice it however your heart desires to add a pretty little garnish, and then drink up sweetie! Enjoy.
How did you make yours? How did it turn out? Tell me your favorite marg tips below!