The other day I tried to make it into work during a blizzard and realized very quickly that I was more likely to wind up flipped over in a ditch than I would be making it to work. After watching everyone else quickly exit off the highway to turn around and head back home, I decided it was safest to do the same. I didn’t want my day to be a total waste so I stopped off at the grocery store and loaded up on my chicken tortilla soup ingredients, fruit, and several bottles of liquor. If you’re going to have a snow day you might as well do it right and make some delicious summer-inspired cocktails to help combat the winter blues.
First up on the list was a tropical margarita with a little heat. I made a small batch of cilantro jalapeño infused tequila, orange simple syrup, and fresh pineapple juice. All ingredients are delicious on their own but throw it together in a cocktail shaker and you’ve got a potent margarita with bright balanced flavors of crisp citrus, spicy pepper, and some sweetness from the pineapple and oranges. So embrace the weather and snuggle in with a few of these next time you find yourself snowed in!