Cinco de Mayo is just days away and this year we’re pulling out all the stops. Throw away your Rose’s lime juice and get yourself to the farmers market – cocktail chef Matthew Biancaniello has a market-inspired margarita that will knock your cowboy boots off. He calls it “The Whole Enchilada” margarita.
Watch the video below to find out why.
If you want to be ready on Sunday, go ahead and start your jalapeno tincture today (recipe below). For those of you who want to get all fancy, you can find borage flowers at the Santa Monica Farmers Market. His recipe is below.
Matthew Biancaniello’s “Whole Enchilada” Margarita
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
3/4 oz agave syrup*
1/4 oz smoked jalapeno tincture* (or add a pinch of Hepp’s chipotle or ghost pepper salt)
1 oz tequila
1 oz mezcal
1 oz blood orange juice
Add ice and shake. Garnish with borage flowers or dehydrated blood orange slices. Or just drink it as is!
*To make agave syrup: combine equal parts agave and water and mix until it dissolves.
*To make jalapeno tincture: add a handful of smoked jalapenos (or fresh jalapenos) to high proof vodka and let marinate. You can use an old liquor bottle or a mason jar. It will keep indefinitely.