I like experimenting with drink recipes because it’s a lower-stakes, lower-time-commitment version of cooking that gets you buzzed. What are some of yall’s personal favorite drink recipes, alcoholic or otherwise?
To start, here’s a spicy variation on a margarita that I haven’t found a name for yet:
1 small slice of jalapeno, muddled
3/4 oz ginger simple syrup
1 oz lime juice
2 oz tequila blanco
small pinch of salt
Shake over ice and fine strain into a coup, then garnish with a slice of candied ginger (left over from making the ginger syrup) and, optionally, a very light dusting of cumin.