The recipe today has a couple of things going on; it is lime free, blended with cactus, and has roasted jalapeños to spicy it up. At first I was slightly suspicious of how the cactus would turn out in this drink but decided I had to take the chance. I wanted something unique and different to sip today.
The cactus with the roasted jalapeño and blackberry give an earthy yet balanced flavor with a hint of spicy goodness. The roasted jalapeño is smoky and I really like that flavor with the tequila and cactus. Take a chance and blend it up with this cactus margarita!
- 1.5 ounces of tequila
- 1 ounce Grand Marnier
- ¼ cup of blackberries
- 2 tablespoons of roasted jalapeños
- 1 paddle of cactus, chopped
- 2 teaspoons of agave
- 1 cup of ice
Garnish: Black salt rim and a toothpick with cactus, roasted jalapeño and blackberry
- Fill the blender with the tequila, Grand Marnier, blackberries, roasted jalapeños, chopped cactus agave and ice.
- Blend mixture and pour into rimmed serving glasses