My favorite cocktail! I am definitely Team Tequila. When not enjoying a beautiful anejo on the rocks, this cocktail layered with citrus and heat is my 'go to' (but only if the bartender knows what they are doing and uses fresh ingredients.) Cheers Sippin Gypsy Team Tequila!
2 oz. Tequila
1/2 oz. Cointreau
1 oz. lemon juice (about one lemon)
3/4 oz. lime juice (about one lime)
3/4 oz. simple syrup
1 diced jalapeno pepper
Muddle the jalapeno (seeds too!) in a small tin shaker, then add the lemon, lime and simple syrup. Top off with ice, Tequila and Cointreau and shake vigorously until the tin is cold to the touch. Pour into your favorite glass and garnish with a jalapeno slice.
*this cocktail is spicy! Too tune it down, do not muddle the the jalapeno, just slice it, remove the seeds and shake it with the ingredients above.