Earlier this week Shan showed off her tantalizing tequila lime cookies. Lime, coarse salt and booze – not exactly a “wash down with milk” kind of treat. If you went through all the trouble of making cookies (and there’s a tequila bottle open) you deserve a cocktail, at least that’s the rule in my limited baking kitchen.
I am somewhat of a margarita snob (I know, so pretentious). Honestly what I thought was so yummy back in my early 20s I have come to realize is a very generic version of what a margarita should taste like. Many are far too sweet with artificial lime flavor – a true margarita should be light, refreshing and above all FRESH. I love this recipe because it not only gives homage to an authentic margarita but it adds the perfect twist of cilantro and jalapeno (don’t be scared, it only adds a touch of heat).
recipe inspired by today’s nest
Margaritas are of course especially yummy on a warm day, but fire up a mexican feast and they become a year round concoction. This gets me thinking… we already have the cookies and Cinco De Mayo is just around the corner, seems like we may need to post something in the form of a taco. Maybe, we’ll think about it.
Adiòs for now…