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Author Notes: There's nothing better than a margarita made with fresh lime juice and just a hint of syrup. This one adds a touch of cilantro, and enhances the flavor of the syrup with coriander and dried chiles. —Patrick Huguenin
Spicy Cilantro Margarita
ounces tequila blanco, such as Casa Noble
ounce orange liqueur, such as Bauchant
ounce infused simple syrup (see recipe below)
ounce freshly-squeezed lime juice (half a lime)
- Rub cut lime on rim of glass and invert glass in a small plate of salt to coat rim.
- Shake cocktail ingredients vigorously over ice.
- Strain into a glass and serve.
Infused Simple Syrup
cup white sugar
teaspoon coriander seed, crushed in mortar
dried chile peppers
- Combine water and sugar in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
- Add spices and steep for 1/2 hour, covered.
- Strain into a jar for later use. Makes about 3/4 cup.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe for Daytime Drinks