Maybe not in everyone else’s books… but in mine it’s summer and margarita time. I’ve been out in the sun the past 5 days in a row and I’ve finally started to get some color back on my skin. Things are looking up. Especially because one must always be tan on their birthday. Okay, so maybe that’s just my rule… but considering my birthday is this coming weekend, it’s a good thing I’m working on my bronzed bod.
I figured we should kinda celebrate this week, ya? I’m turning the big 27. I know. It’s a boring birthday. Blah blah blah. I’ll wait to throw a big shin-dig until I turn 30, so this weekend I’m celebrating with some of my bestest friends, some good grub and whole lotta these Strawberry Jalapeño Margaritas.
Leave it to my husband to institute the new “farmers market” cocktail hour in my house. He’s claimed it. Made it his own. And it’s hear to stay. These Strawberry Jalapeño Margaritas are the first of many “farmers market cocktails” to come. Basically here’s what happens. Every Sunday I wake up and beg him to come to the Farmers Market with me. He pretty much drags his feet all the time and I end up going at it alone. This often times works out best because I have a routine at the market and sometimes he wants to buy things out of order and it totally throws me for a loop. I mean can you even imagine if we didn’t buy the cherries first thing, they might be gone by the time I make it back to the stand. That would be tragic.
But last weekend he decided to tag along for the ride because he had some cocktail crafting to do. We picked up a few key items that he could make into the Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita and then went back home so he could get “cocktailing” and I could tackle some cooking.
Also, “cocktailing” is totally a word. Let’s all start using it.
A few trial rounds later and we had perfected Strawberry Jalapeño Margaritas. It screams summer. It’s pretty perfect when enjoyed poolside. And it’s kinda going to be my birthday cocktail of choice this year. I’ve been obsessing over the new Piedra Azul Tequila which works like magic in these!
So here ya go, a simple but delicious recipe for Strawberry Jalapeño Margaritas that’s going to be your new bff this summer!
Instead of lining these margaritas with a salt rim, try combining equal parts salt and sugar for a sweet and salty rim! It's the best!