Pepper Jelly Margaritas
Jalapenos are the most popular chile peppers in the US. This is probably due to the availability and versatility of the chile. Jalapenos have a balanced combination of flavor and heat. The demand for these have caused breeders to develop a broad range of varieties. You can now get jalapenos with various heat level and sizes. These can be used in salsas, stuffed, or eaten straight with cheeseburgers (my personal favorite).
Yield: 3 Cups
- 1 cup tequila
- 1 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/2 cup orange liqueur
- 1/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup Bailey Farms Pepper Jelly
- Garnish: lime slices
Stir together first 5 ingredients in a large pitcher, stirring until sugar and pepper jelly are dissolved. Fill cocktail shaker with ice cubes; pour desired amount of mixture into cocktail shaker. Cover with lid, and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled (about 30 seconds). Strain into chilled glasses with salted rims. Serve immediately.
Note: We tested with Grand Marnier orange liqueur.