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Who needs an excuse to make margaritas?! I’ve never had any trouble coming up with one, but if you really need a reason, today is Cinco de Mayo! I started making these a few years back and they were a hit with mis amigas, and are SO easy, so I decided to share the love here. They key is gauging the heat level of when infusing the tequila…I like it HOT, so keep all the seeds, and let it sit for about 24 hrs. The fun part of these is the straining method…a French press! The process of French pressing your coffee is super fun and we decided to apply that to another fun beverage…tequila. Enjoy these responsibly and ¡Salud!



-Silver Tequila (we used Espolon)
-7 Cups Grapefruit Juice
-5 Large Jalapeños
-5 Limes (reserve one for garnish)
-1/3 Cup Honey
-1/3 Cup Filtered Water
-Margarita Salt

*Note: This process takes a couple of days…So plan your party accordingly!



To infuse the tequila: Wash and slice jalapeños, place half in French press. Pour half of the tequila over the jalapeños and cover with saran wrap, refrigerate remaining jalapeños. Leave mixture in French press on counter for at least 8 hours per batch…just remember the longer you let it set, the hotter it will get! When you are ready to strain tequila, place lid on French press and press down just like you would with coffee. Pour off tequila and place in freezer while you make the 2nd batch (we just used the original tequila bottle for storage).

To make the margaritas: Heat honey with water in a small sauce pot to create a simple syrup. Let cool. In a pitcher combine grapefruit juice, 2 1/2 cups of the tequila, and the juice of four limes. Stir together. Add in simple syrup and ice. Salt the rims of your favorite glasses and serve immediately.

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No Place Like Home:

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Horchata ice cream from the Love Apple, leaving the windows open and building a small fire on a rainy summer night, Indian horses in our pasture (especially this one with a beautiful stripe down his back), rainbows in our pasture, roasting green chile, being closer to my little bro, prickly pear margs from El Camino…these are just a few things that I love about Taos. The beauty here is undeniable and I feel more inspired here than any other place in the world (besides Rome). Number six is especially important to me. On a personal note, Sam is probably the best brother that ever existed, and we are best friends. I am beyond excited to drive down to Santa fe tomorrow to see his band Jupiter Spiral play Santa Fe Plaza Live. We plan on staying at a historic hotel on Route 66 (post soon come) and I plan on enjoying my first cocktail in a month (which will be a margarita) at the La Fonda hotel before the band plays. It truly is the Land of Enchantment.

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