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It Began With a Lime {Recipe: Habanero Margarita}

Lime Wedge

It all began with a lime…

Well, a lime I was cutting up for a dinner recipe and a very long day full of one thing after another with my kids. My patience was shot and I welcomed the retreat into my kitchen to cook dinner.

As I was squeezing the wedges, the sweet citrus scent of the lime seduced me. I remembered the bottle of tequila I had in the pantry with the habanero pepper floating at the bottom and suddenly I couldn’t wait to indulge in a Habanero Margarita.

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This Habanero Margarita recipe was shared with me by Jeffrey Saad, one of my favorite TV chefs whom I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know through my relationship with Bush’s Beans. Jeffrey is a master at infusing flavors and his margarita with a beautiful, fiery kick is one cocktail that does not disappoint. Go ahead… give into your senses and allow a Habanero Margarita take you away. Cheers! habanero margarita horiz

 

Habanero Margarita

Habanero Margarita

From Chef Jeffrey Saad

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle of silver tequila (we prefer Patron)
  • 1 fresh orange habanero pepper
  • Cut habanero in half. Remove stem.
  • Put habanero in the bottle of tequila. Wait 24 hours (or longer) before use.
  • Per Margarita:
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 1/2 ounce habanero infused tequila
  • 1/2 ounce orange liquor
  • 1 Tablespoon agave syrup

Instructions

  1. Shake with ice and strain. Serve on the rocks with salt, if desired. (That's my preference, but it can be served straight up without ice and salt if you like).
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Comments

  1. Looks delish!

  2. Wow – what a recipe! I don’t shy away from spicy food at all. My hubby thinks my taste buds might even be fried at this point (they’re not). But those habanero peppers are so HOT! Does marinating them in the tequila help? Either way, this looks like a good drink to try for the weekend. Bring on the heat!

  3. I’ve never tried a spicy margarita. This looks really great!

  4. Come back to Texas, and we will make these together!!

  5. THAT looks divine. I’m SO ready for one of these right now…

  6. How early would be appropriate to have one of these on a weekday? I suppose it’s always cocktail hour somewhere…

  7. Don’t know if I’m brave enough for one of these, but I think I’d better find out!

  8. That picture of the lime totally made me smile. I love how simple ingredients sometimes inspire a food moment.

  9. aaaahhhh!! this is MY kind of drink!!!!

  10. Tequila and I do not get along (at all!) but the habanero infusion sounds pretty awesome.

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