Spicy Cadillac Margarita
Showing you how I make my version of spicy margaritas! A ‘cadillac’ cocktail is one that uses all premium ingredients, so I’ve decided to use @patron’s reposado tequila to make this spicy margarita. A reposado is light amber in colour and a tequila that has been aged for a minimum of two and up to twelve months in oak barrels. It’s the perfect type of tequila to use in cocktails, especially margaritas. Patron reposado really allows you to taste the tequila in margaritas due to the depth of flavour from ageing. For the salt rim, I’ve used a mixture of different salts as well as Tajin for the salt rim so you get a combination of flavour and textures on the rim. For the cocktail, I’ve opted for a good quality orange liqueur, a mix of two different chillies and always always fresh lime juice!
- 45 ml Patrón Tequila Reposado
- 20ml of orange liqueur (Grand Marnier or Cointreau)
- 60 ml Lime juice or 1 lime
- 15ml of agave or simple syrup (optional)
- 2 cups of ice
- 1 tablespoons worth of assorted different salt: flakey salt, oak smoked salt and cracked sea salt
- 1 tablespoon of Tajin, optional
Watch the process
- Make the salt rim by mixing a few of your choice of different salts on a plate. Mix in the optional Tajin which is a Mexican seasoning made from dehydrated chilli and lime.
- Cut a lime in half, tip your glass upside down and wet the lip of the glass with the lime.
- Place the glass onto the plate and roll in the chilli salt mixture until the salt fully covers the rim.
- Fill your glass with ice to chill down the glass as you make your cocktail.
- Place tequila, orange liqueur, agave syrup and the juice of 1 lime (the lime that you just cut in half and used for the salt rim) into your cocktail shaker.
- Cut up half of a jalapeno and half of a birdseye chilli into the cocktail shaker and use a muddler to crush the chilli and infuse the flavour into the cocktails
- Add ice, close the lid and shake till chilled.
- Throw out the ice and strain the cocktail into the glass.
- Cut a slice of chilli and garnish on the rim of your glass.