Spicy Margarita Recipe

Spicy Margarita Recipe
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Spicy Margarita

Bar d'Eau at the Trump SoHo

Spicy Margarita

By now you should all be well familiar with the virtues and delights of the spicy cocktail. Still, should you need a refresher, try this fiery cocktail — a spiced-up take on a margarita, on the menu at Bar d'Eau at Trump SoHo in New York City.

Ingredients

  • 4 slices of red chile pepper
  • 2 parts Herradura tequila
  • ¾ parts Cointreau
  • ½ part fresh lime juice
  • ½ part simple syrup
  • Ice
  • Pinch of fresh cilantro

Directions

Muddle three chile pepper slices and cilantro in the tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, and simple syrup. Combine in a shaker. Pour over fresh ice and garnish with cilantro and a slice of chile pepper.

Margarita Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Margarita Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.