Adding fresh ingredients to your tequila makes for great cocktails

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MORNING AFTER (CW33/KDAF) — National Tequila Day is July 24 and what better way to celebrate the holiday than with cocktails.

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Recipe Below


  • ½ oz Jalapeno Simple Syrup
  • 1 ½ Limes
  • 2-3 Fresh Jalapeno Slices
  • 2 ½ oz Silver Tequila
  • 2 oz Pineapple Juice
  • Garnish with fresh pineapple and peppers
  • Spicy salt for the rim of the glass


  1. Rim the favorite of your favorite chilled glass with hot and spicy sea salt
  2. In a cocktail shaker or sturdy mixing lass, add the lime wedges and jalapenos. Muddle the ingredients for about 30-40 seconds. Pour in the Jalapeno Simple Syrup, Tequila and Pineapple juice, add ice and shake.
  3. Strain into salt rimmed glass.
  4. Garnish with fresh jalapeno and pineapple

Jalapeno Simple Syrup

  1. Bring equal parts sugar and water, add sliced jalapenos and bring to a boil, simmer until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Let sit for 30 minutes and pour into a storage container
  3. Refrigerate until ready to use.

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