House Jalapeño-Infused Tequila

It’s no secret that out here on the farm we dig agave-based spirits; so it should be no surprise that we seriously dig infusing blanco tequila with jalapeños. If you love tequila, mezcal, and Ancho Reyes, you will love adding this tasty infusion to your bar repertoire. I utilize a recipe found in the Death & Co Cocktail book as the basis for my infusion; I however normally make a half-portion and I bend the rules, so this is slightly tweaked from the original. 

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What You’ll Need
  • 375ml your favorite Blanco Tequila (We like Milagro)
  • 2 Jalapeños 
  • 1 Litre Ball Jar

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Let’s do this…
  1. Pour half of a 750ml bottle of blanco tequila into your ball jar
  2. Wash and halve your jalapeños
  3. Remove the seeds and white membranes 
  4. Add all seeds and membranes (from both peppers) into your jar along with the outer flesh of one whole jalapeño 
  5. Allow to infusion to sit for 20-30 minutes (make sure to taste occasionally as some jalapeños are hotter than others.)
  6. Once the infusion has reached it’s peak heat/jalapeño flavor profile, strain out solids with a fine mesh sieve into a fresh bottle.
  7. Finally, use this tequila in your next Margarita or Paloma by splitting the main ingredient (e.g., Split Reposado Tequila or Mezcal to Jalapeño Tequila at a ratio of: 75/25, etc…); or check out these house-favorite recipes below.
I’ve included a few farm approved recipes for Jalapeño-Infused Tequila:
Tierra Del Fuego

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  • 1.5oz Joven Mezcal (I use Del Maguey Chichicapa here)
  • .5oz Jalapeño-Infused Blanco Tequila
  • .25oz Clement Creole Shrubb (or a triple-sec like Cointreau will work here) 
  • .75oz Fresh Blood Orange Juice
  • .5oz Fresh Lime
  • .25oz House Agave Syrup
Method: Shake all ingredients with ice; strain either into a coupe glass or over ice into a rocks glass.
Garnish Option: Lime Wedge

 

Mariposa

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  • 2oz Joven Mezcal (I use Pierde Almas Espadin or Fidencio Classico here)
  • .5oz Jalapeño-Infused Blanco Tequila
  • .75oz Fresh Blood Orange Juice
  • .5oz Fresh Lime
  • .25oz House Agave Syrup
  • 2oz Blood Orange Soda (I like San Pellegrino)
Method: Shake all ingredients (except the soda) with ice; Strain into an ice-filled collins glass and top with the soda.
Garnish Option: Lime Wedge

 

Peloton De La Muerte

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  • 1oz Joven Mezcal
  • .5oz Reposado Tequila
  • .5oz House Jalapeño-Infused Blanco Tequila
  • .75oz Fresh Lime
  • .25oz Pineapple Gum Syrup (or .5oz Pineapple Syrup)
  • 2 Dashes Bittermens Mole Bitters or El Guapo Whiskey Barrel-Aged Cacao Tea Bitters
Method: Shake all ingredients with ice; strain either into a coupe glass or over ice into a rocks glass.
Garnish Option: Lime Wedge

 

A few of the main reasons we love this infusion are as follows: it’s simple, it’s easy, it’s cheap and lastly; it’s an amazing way to take your tequila cocktails to the next level with a hint of peppery heat. We hope you’ll give this infusion a try and if you do, please let us know what you think.
Cheers Friends!

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