It's been a while since my last Thirsty Thursday, the last one was all the way back in December when I shared Limoncello Champagne Cocktail, so here I am again with another fantastic recipe for you. This one is a little different since it will be coming to you in two parts! Here is part one...
A few weeks ago we were out to lunch with friends, having Mexican food, and we ordered the most amazing cocktails (which I'll share next week!). Of course, when I like something out at a restaurant I always have to know what's in it, so I can try to recreate it at home. The main ingredient in that tequila cocktail is jalapeño infused tequila -- match made in Heaven, right?. I've infused liqour before, so I knew it was easy, so I thought, why not give it a try! It really is easier than it sounds.
Here is what you'll need:
-750ml bottle of clear tequila
- 4 jalapeños
-wide mouth container, with a secure lid (I used a big mason jar)
-large bottle for storing in the refrigerator
You'll also probably want to wear a pair of gloves when cutting the jalapeños. I've had a bad experience cutting them up with bare hands -- like, I woke up in the middle of the night with my hand on fire and couldn't sleep -- so, I definitely wanted to be careful this time.
So, get all your stuff ready and put on your gloves. Slice up the jalapeños, put them in the jar and pour the tequila in. Also, please remove your gloves, wash your hands and all surfaces the jalapeños touched -- I'm paranoid about all this now, obviously. I would hate for your eyes or hands or whatever to be on fire!
Seal your jar, and label it so no one tries to drink it or put it in a smoothie or something. Store it in a cool dark place for 3-4 days. Give it a little shake once a day if you like, I think it helps mix the flavor in.
After the 3-4 days are up you'll need to use a fine mesh sieve to strain out the jalapeños from the tequila. You'll want to do this over the bottle you plan to use to store them, so you may also need a funnel. I just strained mine into a measuring cup and carefully poured it into the bottle. Either way, discard the tequila soaked jalapeños, or feed them to someone who might like something like that. Kinda like vodka soaked gummy bears some people like, or those watermelons with alcohol in them.
Now store your Jalapeõ Infused Tequila in the refrigerator for up to two months.
Come back next week and I'll show you an awesome and refreshing cocktail recipe to use it in!