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Hot Lips Margarita

Categories: Entertaining, On the Grill, Spicy
Type: Beverages

Add a few slices of jalapeño to your margarita mix before you shake it up to impart just the right trace of heat.

Serves: Makes 1 drink


  • 1/4 cup coarse salt (optional)
  • 2oz (60ml) good-quality tequila
  • Juice of 2 limes (about 1/4 cup), squeezed rinds reserved
  • 1oz (30ml) triple sec
  • 5 thin slices of red or green jalapeño pepper, or other fresh chile of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 lime slice to garnish

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  1. If you want your margarita glass salted, do it now: Spread the salt in a saucer or shallow dish. Rub the rim of the glass with the reserved lime rinds (from making the juice), then dip the rim into the salt.
  2. Fill the glass about halfway with ice.
  3. Combine the tequila, lime juice, triple sec, jalapeño slices, sugar, and ice cubes in a cocktail shaker, and shake until the mixture is thoroughly combined and well chiled (20-30 seconds). Strain into the ice-filled glass and garnish with a slice of lime. Serve immediately.

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Excerpted from Grill It!.
Copyright © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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