Margarita with a Twist

The quintessential cocktail of summer has got to be the classic margarita, but follow our recipe to heat things up that much more quickly. This margarita with a twist recipe packs a flavorful punch upon first sip. Pineapple juice and peppers make for an incredibly bold flavor that will essentially create a fiesta in your mouth.


Don't believe us? Mix one of these cocktails up for yourself if you're feeling daring and prepare for your senses to be awakened.

Create your own chalkboard serving tray and coasters to highlight the ingredients of your specialty drink. This way, you can let your guests know what the special ingredient floating around the bottom of the cocktail is without having to repeat yourself a dozen times throughout the night. Plus, we can guarantee those "special ingredients" will at least be a conversation starter!

This cocktail recipe is served best with a menu full of complementing flavors and dishes. For a starting dish, try this easy guacamole recipe paired with a bowl of fresh baked chips. Follow with these mini chicken tacos for an easy to eat meal that will perfectly complement your twisted margaritas.

Top off the menu with a tropical dessert for a sweet ending to the festivities. We suggest this grilled pineapple and pound cake, but you can serve any pineapple treat to complement the drink.

Ingredients:

2 ounces (high-end) silver tequila

1 ounce fresh lime juice

1 ounce pineapple juice

Small piece of fresh jalapeno pepper

Two small pieces fresh red pepper

Lime and lemon wedges

Directions:

Muddle the jalapeno and red pepper in the bottom of a pint glass or shaker, and then add ice, tequila, lime, and pineapple juices.

Shake vigorously.

Strain into a chilled martini or cocktail glass. Garnish with lime wedge.

Serves:

1

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