One of our favorite bars makes a margarita-like cocktail using cilantro infused tequila and I can’t get over how unique and refreshing the taste is! I thought I would try my hand at infusing my own tequila to whip up some delicious and festive cocktails for an upcoming birthday/Cinco de Mayo celebration. Since the infusing process can take up to five days, I encourage you to start this endeavor with me so you can make a few of the cocktails I’ll be sharing next week!
2 cups silver tequila
1 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro
Half of a jalapeño pepper (optional if you’re not a fan of spicy drinks)
Add tequila, cilantro, and jalapeño to a glass canning jar and seal. Shake a few times and place in the refrigerator for 2-5 days. Shake the jar and taste the tequila each day to test the potency of the cilantro flavor and spiciness. I recommend removing the jalapeño after 24-48 hours and letting the cilantro continue to infuse. Once it reaches the desired flavor, strain tequila through a fine mesh sieve or coffee filter into another airtight jar or bottle. Discard cilantro and pepper and store tequila in the refrigerator.
Infusing your own tequila? Have you tried this in the past? Share your comments, tips, or questions below!