Cilantro- and Jalapeño-Infused Tequila
“Tequila is totally trending right now, not only because it is a great spirit for summer, but some say its main ingredient, blue agave, has some major health benefits. We love sipping on a smooth silver tequila in a spicy margarita, so we decided to take some of those flavors and infuse them directly into the spirit. The spicy kick of jalapeno balances out the bite of the tequila while the cilantro adds a fresh distinct flavor making it the perfect addition to any margarita. We love serving it on the rocks topped with a spiked seltzer, or just plain club soda with a wedge of citrus,” says Trisha Antonsen, chief cocktail officer at Drizly.
This recipe is courtesy of Drizly.
- 1 jalapeño, seeded and sliced
- 3/4 Cups cilantro leaves
- Silver tequila
Place the sliced jalapeño and cilantro leaves into a 1.5-pint mason jar. Fill the rest of the jar with silver tequila. Seal tightly.
Shake the mixture well to distribute the ingredients. Let it sit in a cool, dark place for 3 days, shaking occasionally. After 3 days, strain the ingredients through a fine mesh strainer, and place the infused tequila in a clean, sealed jar.