Green Jalapeno Margarita

This week's drink has two of my favorite things: jalapenos and margaritas.

 

Pressed Juicery Green Jalapeno Margarita
Ingredients:
·         1 oz. tequila
·         1 oz. triple sec / OR the juice of one orange wedge and vodka
·         ½ lime (cut into slices)
·         ¼ jalapeno pepper (cut into small slices)
·         5.5 oz. Pressed Juicery “green jalapeno juice” (kale, romaine, spinach, yuzu, apple, cucumber, jalapeno)
·         Ice
·         Salt

Directions:
1         Muddle lime slices and jalapeno slices in the bottom of a 16 oz.  glass
2         Pour triple sec, tequila and Pressed Juicery juice into the glass
3         Fill the glass with ice, then pourinto a cocktail shaker; shake ingredients
4         Wet the rim of the glass, and add salt to the rim
5         Pour drink back into the glass and garnish with a lime wedge and a jalapeno slice

 

Skinny alternative: Lighten the drink up with some soda water (it'll also help fill you up quicker) and swap the triple sec for a tiny splash of vodka (one of my favorites is the Blue Ice organic) and the juice of one orange slice (a better, mocked up version of the triple sec).

 

Why It’s Better:

  • Sweetened naturally, with no added sugar
  • Uses only clear liquor (stay away from the dark the stuff!)
  • The jalapenos give you metabolism a nice boost
  • Soda water fills you up, making you fuller quicker and less likely to drink more