Spicy Margaritas are a thing. A delicious and zesty thing and, yes, we all love them. They are the next evolution in the classic margarita, which is one of the greatest fusions of American and Mexican culture in history.
Margarita Fun Facts:
- According to a legend, the Margarita was originally concocted during the Prohibition era, when an American Cocktail called ‘The Daisy” (which means ‘Margarita’ in Spanish) was remade with illegally imported tequila rather than brandy.
- Another claim for the Margarita’s origins were that it was named for singer Peggy (Margaret) Lee, at the legendary Balinese Room in Galveston.
Of course, normally, the spicy version of these cocktails are made with mere jalapeño peppers.
Sure, ranging from 2,5000 to 8,000 on the Scoville Scale, jalapeños’ve got some kick to them, but they ain’t got nothing on ghost peppers, which range from a whopping 855,000 to 1,041,427 Scoville heat units. That’s roughly 125 times hotter.
At Small Axe Peppers, we’re always trying to push the boundaries. Whether that means our continual expansion of community garden partnerships or heating up cocktails to stratospheric levels, we’re not playing around.
So, without further adieu we bring you the Ghost Pepper Margarita, which is guaranteed to light your happy hour on fire. Hey, what better way to start off the weekend, right?
Ghost Pepper Margarita Ingredients
- 1 ounce tequila
- 2 1/2 ounces fresh lime juice
- 1/2 ounce cointreau or triple sec
- 1 teaspoon Small Axe Peppers Ghost Pepper Sauce
- Salt for rim (optional)
- 1 cup ice