friyay happy hour: yellowbird jalapeño & blood orange margarita

one of the questions i get asked frequently is “do you eat like that every day?” HA. is usually my answer. ninety percent of the time wes and i are on the go and our meals have to be quick and easy. which usually means eggs or a quick sandwich on our way out the door.

so, to spice up your lives (literally) we like to keep a bunch of different sauces on hand for a quick burst of flavor. and yellowbird sauces have become some of our favorites.

and you know what i like to do with my favorite things?

put them in a cocktail of course.

yellowbird jalapeño & blood orange margarita

serves: 1 cocktail

prep time: 2 minutes

active time: 1 minute

total time: 3 minutes

ingredients: 2 oz tequila. 1 oz triple sec. 1.5 oz blood orange juice, plus a blood orange round for garnish. 1 oz lime juice, reserve one of your squeezed limes for your serving glass . 5 dashes of yellowbird jalapeño condiment. 6 thin slices of fresh jalapeño. 1 tsp himalayan salt. .5 tsp brown sugar. 2 pinches of cayenne pepper. shaker. 2 cups ice.

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start by combining the salt, brown sugar and cayenne in a shallow dish. brush the edge of your serving glass with the reserved lime so it is lightly coated with lime juice.

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then dip the edge of your glass into the salt mixture so you have a nicely coated glass.

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fill your serving glass and your shaker, each with 1 cup of ice. fill your shaker with the tequila, the juices, the triple sec, the yellowbird and 3 of the jalapeño slices.

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cover the shaker and shake until well combined, about 30 seconds. strain the contents of your shaker into the serving glass.

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garnish with the remaining jalapeño slices and the blood orange.

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serve and enjoy.

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xo, a

yellowbird jalapeño & blood orange margarita

serves: 1 cocktail

prep time: 2 minutes

active time: 1 minute

total time: 3 minutes

ingredients: 2 oz tequila. 1 oz triple sec. 1.5 oz blood orange juice, plus a blood orange round for garnish. 1 oz lime juice, reserve one of your squeezed limes for your serving glass . 5 dashes of yellowbird jalapeño condiment. 6 thin slices of fresh jalapeño. 1 tsp himalayan salt. .5 tsp brown sugar. 2 pinches of cayenne pepper. shaker. 2 cups ice.

start by combining the salt, brown sugar and cayenne in a shallow dish. brush the edge of your serving glass with the reserved lime so it is lightly coated with lime juice. then dip the edge of your glass into the salt mixture so you have a nicely coated glass. fill your serving glass and your shaker, each with 1 cup of ice. fill your shaker with the tequila, the juices, the triple sec, the yellowbird and 3 of the jalapeño slices. cover the shaker and shake until well combined, about 30 seconds. strain the contents of your shaker into the serving glass. garnish with the remaining jalapeño slices and the blood orange. serve and enjoy.

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