Thirsty Thursday: (Really) Spicy Margaritas

By: Roberto Ferdman

It’s more than just alliteration; it’s a statement, a proclamation that Thursdays are when the weekend should really start. Kicking it off right is the key, and what better way than with a cocktail that not only takes the edge off, but tastes good too. A hard thing to disagree with, we know. Drink up, get down and go to sleep happy.

Many drinks promise a bite, but few deliver like this serrano pepper-kissed margarita. Brave through the first few sips and you'll be rewarded with a glassful of refreshing and complementary flavors. From the salt, paprika and lime powder-dusted rim to the splash of sweet Grand Marnier that helps ease the heat, this spicy margarita balances the punch you want with the crispness you crave. Garnish with a few slices of serrano pepper, if you dare.

Bottoms up, folks.

Spicy Margarita

1 serving
1 1/2 oz. Sauza Hornitos tequila
Spicy tequila (to taste)
1 oz. Grand Marnier
1 1/4 oz. sweet and sour mix
Lime powder
Serrano pepper

Begin by adding ice into a pint glass.

Pour in an ounce and a half of Sauza Hornitos tequila.

Add a splash of spicy tequila and an ounce of Grand Marnier.

Add the sweet and sour mix, then shake.

Rim the glass with the paprika, salt, and lime powder.

Garnish with a slice of serrano pepper.

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