While the rest of humanity sucks back sickly sweet blender bombs this Cinco de Mayo, find your way to a more serious drink. Muddled jalapeño adds a spicy edge to the baked agave flavors of reposado tequila for a Margarita that’s fit for the fifth of May—or any other day of the year.
- 1 1/2 ounces reposado tequila
- 1 ounce fresh lime juice
- 1/2 ounce triple sec
- 1/2 ounce agave syrup
- 2 jalapeño coins (seeds removed)
- Garnish: lime wedge
- Garnish: salt
At the bottom of a cocktail shaker, muddle the jalapeño coins with agave syrup.
Pour the remaining ingredients into shaker, fill with ice, and shake until chilled.
Strain into a salt-rimmed rocks glass filled with fresh ice.
Garnish with a lime wedge.