Thursday, February 22 is National Margarita Day
One of the added benefits from all of the preserving we do at EVOO is we have these great locally sourced in-house-made flavor bombs that we can add to our cocktails. Our specialty drinks are often flavored with things like apple butter, peach butter, berry jams, preserved cherries and pickles, which we use to flavor a multitude of our specialty drinks. The most popular of these drinks is our Jalapeno Margarita, made simply with just the finest ingredients: Jalapeno Tequila, fresh squeezed lime juice, agave nectar and EVOO’s sweet pickled jalapenos all shaken together with some ice and then strained into a salted rimmed cocktail glass.
EVOO’s Jalapeno Margarita:
2.5 ounces Tanteo Jalapeno Tequila
1.5 ounces fresh squeezed Lime Juice
.5 ounces Light Agave Nectar
4 each slices of EVOO’s sweet Pickled Jalapenos, plus 1/2 ts of the Jalapeno Pickle Brine
Shake well with ice, strain into a salted rim cocktail glass, garnish with a few additional slices of jalapenos.
note: most likely you won’t have a jar of EVOO’s jalapenos in your cupboard. You can substitute your favorite brand; most brands are not sweet, just add an extra squirt of agave nectar if desired.