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.
Do you ever crave a certain drink from a certain place?
Every so often I want a jalapeno margarita from Mex 1. There’s just enough spice to give ya a pep in your step but not kill ya.
One day while I was measuring out some of our new Ghost Scorpion salt, I was daydreaming about how good one of those margaritas would be. Then I thought, hold on, maybe there is a way to use this spicy salt to make a spicy margarita.
I thought this idea sounded so good in my head that I said it out loud and my mom and I began devising a plan. Thus this simple syrup was created and then this drink: