It's still summer, and that means plenty of gatherings and potlucks with friends. There are al fresco dinner parties and cookouts aplenty. As a guest, I never like to show up empty-handed. I like bringing a little something to say thank you to my hosts, and if that thank you just happens to look like a spicy tequila that's been infused with jalapeños — well, that's even better. I've never had a host (or fellow guest) be disappointed with this easy cocktail contribution!
Here's how I make it — the best part is it takes only a few minutes of work and a couple hours of steeping. Last-minute gift, here you go!
How To Make Jalapeño-Infused Tequila
Unlike other alcohol infusions that take weeks to arrive at their peak flavors, this jalapeño-infused tequila only takes a couple of hours. Simply chop a couple of whole jalapeños and place them in a jar with a couple of cups of tequila.
My general ratio is 1 jalapeño to 1 cup of tequila, but you can adjust that if you like more or less heat.
After two hours or so, it's ready to be bottled, gifted and enjoyed! See? Easy.
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5 Ways to Use Jalapeño-Infused Tequila
Here are some great ideas on how to use your jalapeño infused tequila!
- Use it to make my Grapefruit & Jalapeño Margaritas (pictured above).
- Add it to a Bloody Maria for some extra zing!
- Make a SPICY Tequila Sunrise.
- Mix it with some ginger ale for an easy and refreshing drink.
- Who says you have to drink it all? Add a splash to spice up guacamole.
How would you use up a bottle of jalapeño-infused tequila? I'd love to hear your suggestions!