Cilantro Lime Tequila Spritzer with Jalapeno Slices

I made this delightfully refreshing drink to go with our leftover Ancho Chicken Tacos and oh my, was it ever good.  The jalapeño slices give a really smooth heat in the back of your throat when you take a drink.  It goes really well with the sweetness of the simple syrup.

Delicious… just delicious.

Here’s a tip:  To make squeezing the juice from the lime easier, poke it with a fork continuously while squeezing.  If you don’t have a hand juicer it helps the job go faster.

Cilantro Lime Tequila Spritzer with Jalapeno Slices
Author: Rachael
Serves: 8
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cups sugar
  • ½ cup cilantro, plus 8 ‘sprigs’
  • 1 liter club soda
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (about 8 small limes)
  • 8 ounces tequila, or less depending on taste
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, sliced into rounds
  1. In a medium pot add water, sugar, and cilantro. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes to make a simple syrup. Strain out cilantro and discard. Chill the simple syrup mixture in the refrigerator for 2 to 24 hours or freeze for 1 hour to speed up the process.
  2. In a large bowl combine chilled syrup, club soda, lime juice, tequila; stir. Serve over ice with a sprig of cilantro and top each drink with 2-3 jalapeño slices.
Yield: 8 (8 oz) drinks

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