August 27, 2010

mexican margaritas

Summer has us feeling silly….cucumber jalapeno margaritas???
we like jalapenos, we like cucumbers …. mmmmm
we are thinking of giving these a go, we think on a summery Sunday afternoon with a couple of taco’s they wouldn’t be too bad!
and we can’t explain why but we can hear j-lo’s ‘let’s get loud’ playing in the background??!?!?

Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita's
You will need:
1/2 litre tequila! wowah!! (or vodka if you have been scarred for life off tequila)
3 jalapenos or buy the jar ones and put a couple of table spoons in
1 cucumber
freshly squeezed lime juice
lime wedges

Instructions …
Slice jalapenos and combine with tequila in a jar or swing-top bottle. Infuse the tequila with jalapenos for three days. (Or you can cheat and put it on a sunny windowsill for one day.)

Roughly chop the cucumber and whizz it in a food processor until you have a mash. Run it through a sieve to extract the juice, leaving most of the skin behind. Cucumber juice will keep in the fridge for a couple of days.

To make one margarita, fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add a shot or two of jalapeno-infused tequila, 60ml cucumber juice, a splash of lime juice and some sugar. Shake and serve on the rocks in a glass rimmed with salt.
Garnish with a lime wedge.