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.
Today Monday, February 22, 2016 is National Margarita Day AND it’s George Washington’s birthday.
To celebrate we designed a margarita that would pay homage to the fabled cherry tree chopping first president of America.
The lovely color of the drink comes from cherry infused tequila! To make this tasty margarita you’ll need to start the ball rolling at least one day in advance to give the tequila and cherries time to party, mix, and mingle.
To make the tequila all you need is a can of water packed cherries and your favorite tequila. Drain the water out of the cherries. Put the cherries in a large mason jar or a bowl. Cover with tequila and let sit covered for at least 24 hours. Boom. Cherry Tequila.
Now here’s how to make this tart tipple:
3 ounces cherry infused tequila
2 ounces fresh squeezed lime juice
1 ounce Cointreau
Combine all in a shaker with ice. Shake it. Pour into salt rimmed glass over ice. Enjoy.
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.
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: