If you will recall, last year we debuted our Ghost Scorpion Himalayan Salt and we threw it in some simple syrup.
Well this year we made some Ghost Reaper Sugar. That’s right, Ghost Peppers and Carolina Reapers in organic cane sugar!! So we decided to make some more simple syrup and try it in a margarita.
And boy, were we thrilled with the result! The peppers gave our margaritas a hearty warm heat that was absolutely delightful! These margaritas have a deep subtle heat that keeps you coming back for more.
Here’s what ya need:
For simple syrup
Throw 2 Tablespoons of Ghost Reaper Sugar into a dry 1/2 cup measure. Fill it the rest of the way with plain sugar. Dissolve sugar in 1/2 cup water over medium heat. Set aside and let cool before use.
3 ounces tequila
2 ounces lime juice
1 ounce simple syrup
1 tablespoon Cointreau
egg white (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake it like you mean it. When it feels right pour into a salt rimmed glass with ice and enjoy.
Spoon a couple spoonfuls of cranberry sauce into your glass. Top with your choice of prosecco or champagne or soda. Stir and begin celebrating! (If you’re using cranberry sauce not made with ginger sugar like ours, you might consider rimming your glass with ginger sugar, we find it plays nicely with cranberry & bubbles.)
What do you get when you combine my favorite holiday with one of my favorite drinks?
A thrilling, bone chilling margarita that will perfectly complement your spooky decorations!
Ghouls and Witches rejoice! This festive drink is sure to awaken the spirit of All Hallow’s Eve in everyone:
Here’s what ya need for this spooky orange & black margarita:
3 ounces tequila of your choice
2 ounces fresh tangerine juice
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1 ounce simple syrup
1/2 teaspoon Cointreau
Black salt for rimming your glass
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake it, not like a Polaroid picture but like you want some nice foam on top of your margarita (add a little egg white if you want bolder foam like in the picture below). Pour into black salt rimmed glass with a few more ice cubes.
Here’s a refreshing drink to help you celebrate the long days and hot nights of summer!
For the martini:
2 ounces blueberry lavender simple syrup
2 ounces vodka
1/4 ounce lemon juice
Shaken over ice and strained into glass rimmed with lavender sugar.
How to make the blueberry lavender simple syrup:
1/2 cup lavender sugar
1/2 cup H2O
1/2 cup blueberries
Combine all in a sauce pan over medium heat. Cook until sugar is dissolved and blueberries are soft and mashed. Remove from heat. Let steep for more intense flavor. Strain and discard blueberries and lavender flowers. Add 1/4 teaspoon of lemon juice if not using immediately or if storing in refrigerator.
We used a little of this simple syrup when rimming the glass with lavender sugar!