Spooky Spirits: Fire + Brimstone Margarita

hellfire and brimstone blackberry jalapeno margarita for halloween

Halloween is my favorite time of year and the best season concoct new cocktails. I’ll find any reason to sip on tequila, and this flame-hued margarita is the perfect excuse–Hints of blackberry and lime with a fiery twist: a hefty helping of jalapeño pepper. And the best part? A smoky, salty finish from the black lava salted rim!

hellfire and brimstone blackberry jalapeno margarita for halloween

Ingredients
• Blackberries
• Raw jalapeño
• 2 oz lime juice (fresh or bottled)
• 4 oz tequila (i prefer Milagro, but any brand will do)
• 2 oz creme de cassis
• 1 oz triple Sec
• 1 oz grenadine
• Black lava salt
• Volcanic rock garnish (blackberry on a skewer)
• Dry ice (optional)

Rim the your glass with black lava salt. Set aside. Combine several blackberries and half of the jalapeño (thinly sliced) in a cocktail shaker or glass. Muddle the fresh ingredients with a muddler (or the end any blunt end of a kitchen utensil). Once the berries and pepper are combined, add liquid ingredients and mix well. Strain the mixture through a fine sieve or cheesecloth to remove the berry seeds. Pour over crushed ice, add a skewered blackberry garnish and enjoy!

hellfire and brimstone blackberry jalapeno margarita for halloween

Jalapeños give this margarita a spicy kick. Want to dial up the heat? Use a whole pepper for a devilishly delicious burn.

hellfire and brimstone blackberry jalapeno margarita for halloween

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Where there’s smoke, there’s a fiery margarita! Drop in some chunks of dry ice to really drive the point home.

hellfire and brimstone blackberry jalapeno margarita for halloween

A brimstone rimmed glass, courtesy of black lava salt.

Materials: Tequlia Milagro | Black Salt Amazon

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