Desert Heat (South Dakota)
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- 1 lengthwise slice of jalapeño (holding the stem, stand the jalapeño on its tip. then, slice off the pepper’s flesh, leaving the seeds and ribs intact.)
- 1 thick slice of cucumber, quartered into chunks
- 1 oz. fresh lime juice plus 1 slice – for garnish
- 1oz. agave nectar
- ½ oz. cointreau or triplesec
- 1½ oz. tequila
1Add the slice of jalapeño and chunks of cucumber to a shaker glass. Muddle until the jalapeño is thoroughly mashed, and the cucumber chunks have released their juices.
2Add the remaining ingredients to the glass. Add ice, top the shaker, and shake like your life depends on it.
3Prepare the cocktail glass: Rub a slice of lime around the rim of a cocktail glass, and dip the rim into a plate of half salt and half sugar.
4Add fresh ice to the glass. Strain the tequila mixture into the glass, and garnish with the slice of lime and a slice of jalapeño. Serve.