Many margs are far too sweet with their added artificial lime flavoring or too much fake sugar. A good margarita should be light, refreshing and fresh. This recipe not only gives homage to an authentic margarita but it has the perfect hint of cilantro and jalapeno for a fresh and spicy kick.
- 1 lime wedge
- 1 to 3 thin slices jalapeno (stemmed, seeded, sliced lengthwise)
- 2 cilantro sprigs
- 1 1/2 oz. blanco tequila
- 1 oz. fresh lime juice
- 1 oz. Countreau
- 1/2 oz. agave syrup or simple syrup
- 6 to 10 ice cubes
- Muddle jalapeno and one of the cilantro sprigs. Add the tequila, lime juice, Cointreau, agave, and ice. Cover and shake.
- Run the lime wedge around the edge of the rim and dip in salt (or spicy salt.)
- Pour and enjoy!