There's nothing more refreshing than a spicy margarita on a hot summer day. As the weather begins to warm up, we decided to re-create the classic spicy marg with an unexpected twist.
Our Carne Seca line is inspired by the diverse culinary tradition of our hometown neighborhood of Downtown Los Angeles and is a popular style of dried meat found in Northern Mexico and the Southwest region of the United States including New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas. Focused on bold flavors, fresh ingredients, and simple techniques, our Carne Seca Beef Jerky features all natural ingredients and a simplified process to showcase the deliciousness of traditional dried meat.
We felt we were doing the traditional spicy margarita justice by marrying it with our popular Hatch Green Chile beef jerky because of the inherently complimentary flavors. The smokiness of the green chiles and tang of vinegar compliments the freshly squeezed lime juice and punch of tequila. The balance between citrus and heat with the subtle smoothness of tequila makes for a refreshing cocktail. Garnished with an extra strip of Hatch Green Chile and some edible flowers to really make it pop, this drink will satisfy any tequila loving consumer.
Hatch Green Chile garnish can be substituted with our other popular Carne Seca flavor - Limon Con Chile.
Spicy Hatch Green Chile Margarita
There's nothing more refreshing than a zesty margarita on a hot summer day. This is fun twist on a classic margarita.
Coarse Salt or Tajín to salt the rim (optional)
2 ounces Silver Tequila
3 tbsp. Lime Juice
1.5 tbsp Agave Nectar
1/2 Jalapeño, sliced
1 piece Hatch Green Chile
Edible flowers as garnish
Rub a lime wedge around the top edge of your glass to, then dip the glass into the salt or Tajín so that it sticks, tapping all the way around. Fill the glass with ice and set aside.
Fill a small cocktail shaker with additional ice. Add the tequila, lime juice, sweetener, and jalapeno slices. Tightly close and shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain into the rimmed glass.
Garnish with lime wedges, additional jalapeno slices, and Hatch Green Chile. Edible flowers optional.