Meet the Sullivans: Thirsty Thursday | Jalapeño Infused Tequila

March 6, 2014

Thirsty Thursday | Jalapeño Infused Tequila

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! 


KatiePerk said...

Ooh sounds good!!

hello erin said...

i can think of like 1,000 friends to give some of this stuff too. i LOVE THIS!!!!

Unknown said...

What a clever idea! now I'm really curious about the cocktail!

Jess Norden said...

I LOVE jalapeño tequila...I am with Erin on gifting it! Who wouldn't love to receive it?? :)

Elizabeth [Chasin' Mason] said...

Ohh! I loved your idea on Instagram of giving this as a Father's Day gift as I think my husband would LOVE it. But question... you said store in a cool, dark place. Like the fridge? Or just on the counter?

Jodi said...

That drink sounds so good right about now!

Anonymous said...

This just BLEW MY MIND. I need to make this asap. I'm the tequila fan in the house, but the husband might like this!

Laura Marie Keenan said...

I love infusing different alcohols! You should also try a jalapeño infused vodka and use it in blood marys!!!

natasha {schue love} said...

I LOVE me a jalapeño margarita! Throw some basil or ginger in there too to make it even better! Looks delish!

Taylor Jeavons said...

This is perfect! I have a HANDLE of clear tequila in my cabinet and I don't know what to do with it! Score!