Today is Day 12 of 12 Days of Christmas Cocktails! Yes it’s the last day! I realize now I didn’t do a single peppermint flavored drink, one of Christmas’s stereotypical flavors, but I’ll be very honest its really hard for me to make a peppermint drink because I absolutely despise that flavor. It just makes me think of toothpaste and I don’t have anyone around who likes peppermint to tell me if its any good. I’ll figure out how to make something later I promise! I do however, have a coworker who was sad today that he will not be able to go to Mexico to spend Christmas with his family… his family lives in Cancun! Then I thought tequila sounds better than peppermint schnapps! So, please enjoy this fruity, slightly spicy, tequila concoction!
Half a Jalapeño sliced
1 Sprig Lemon Thyme
0.5oz Pomegranate Juice
0.5oz Orange Juice
0.5oz Pineapple Juice
0.5oz Lime Juice
2oz El Jimador Reposado Tequila
Garnish: Salt and a Chili pepper
Salt the rim of a glass by rubbing lime around the rim and dipping the rim in salt. Set aside. Muddle the jalapeño slices and lemon thyme in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice, add all the juices and the tequila, and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Add ice to the glass and strain cocktail. Garnish with a chili pepper and serve. Enjoy!
Notes: If you would like the cocktail to be sweeter add some agave or simple syrup. If you can’t handle too much spice remove the seeds from the jalapeño. I love spicy food so I leave the seeds. As always you can use any brand of tequila you like, but make sure its reposado.