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Serving Up A Jalapeno Margarita

At 5Church Charleston, Bar Manager Chris shows us how to serve up a spicy margarita.

It seems like there are all sorts of flavorings for margarita; now meet the jalapeno margarita. This spicy twist comes from Charleston, South Carolina. 5Church Charleston offers several unique drinks.

This margarita is both hot and refreshing.

Wanna make it yourself? Here’s a step-by-step guide.

Start with taking two jalapenos and muddling them in a glass with a splash of simple syrup. Add ice.

Next, it’s time to build your cocktail, but make sure to do this in order. Start with 1.25 oz. of tequila, followed by .75 oz. of triple sec. An easy way to remember how to mix a classic margarita is to memorize the ratio 3-2-1: three parts tequila, two parts good triple sec (like Luxardo Triplum, Cointreau, or Combier), and one part lime juice.

Add some more simple syrup, and an ounce of sour mix. Once you’ve gotten all of your components, mix your drink by firmly shaking the mixture.

Use your strainer to pour the drink over ice.

For more spice, try adding an additional jalapeno and sprinkling some cayenne pepper over your margarita. But if that’s too much for you, the drink will be just fine without it.

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