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Blood Orange, Basil & Jalapeño Margarita


  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 2-3 Jalapeños, roughly chopped, stems removed
  • 3 Bunches Basil, clapped between the hands.
  • 2 oz. El Mayor® Reposado Tequila
  • 1 oz. Orange liquer
  • 1 oz. Jalapeño Basil Simple Syrup
  • 2 oz. (Freshly Squeezed) Blood Orange Juice
  • 1 oz. (Freshly Squeezed) Lime Juice
  • 3 Sprigs Basil, stems removed
  • 1 Cup Ice
  • Basil (to garnish)
  • Blood Orange Slice (to garnish)


Jalapeno Basil Simple Syrup:
Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Once the sugar dissolves, stir and remove from heat. Steep for 30 minutes, then strain into a sterilized glass jar with a lid. Cool before using.


Blood Orange Jalapeno & Basil Margarita:
Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker except the garnishes. Shake vigorously until well-chilled (about 20 seconds). Fill 2 cups with ice, then strain the mixture on top. Garnish with blood orange slices and basil (optional). Cheers!