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Jalapeno Margarita
Jamie Chung
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K is for Kick

Spicy cocktails are hot right now! Try these methods to KICK up the heat: Infuse liquors like vodka or tequila with fresh chiles or peppercorns for a few hours or days. Make simple syrup for margaritas or mojitos by stirring chiles into the warm sugar-water mixture. Add hot sauce to dirty martinis and bloody marys.

Senior Test Kitchen Associate, Katie Barreira, kicks up the regular margarita recipe with her Jalapeno Margarita cocktail!

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