Friday, September 9, 2011

Cocktail Redux - The Jalapeño Margarita

Labor day may have come and gone, but it's still summer people!  We have 12 days to enjoy summer before the official start of Fall.  Which means, most importantly, it is still Margarita season (although, for this Gastronomista Girl, every season is Margarita season). 

But you're tired of your traditional marg, you say.  Well do not fret, we have a perfect cure to your cocktail woes.  Enter the Mercadito - a fresh lime juice Margarita spiked with Jalapeños and Cilantro.  Yes please, the people say.

Mercadito Margarita with Jalapeño and Cilantro

1.5 Oz Milagro Silver
.50 Oz Green Chartreuse
1 Oz Lime Juice
.75 Agave Nectar
4 Cucumber Slices
1 Pinch of Cilantro
1 Jalapeno Slice
2 Dashes Celery Bitters

Muddle, shake and strain over fresh ice in Rocks glass. Garnish with a cucumber wheel.

 The Mercadito Margarita is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser - and more importantly, the most important ingredient to enjoying these precious last days of summer.  Cheers!


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