Fridays in October call for creepy cocktails and celebratory snacks, no? Luckily, spooky season is our favorite and we’ve got you covered. Today we’re sharing a fun recipe that’s perfect for a little at-home happy hour—the below makes a single drink, but we bet it’d be great doubled or tripled in batches (since you’ll probably want more than one).
Here’s what you’ll need to make the Hallowpeño Margarita. Thanks to our friend and bartender extraordinaire Lindsay Brunson for the recipe—cheers!
2 oz Tres Agaves Blanco Tequila (or whatever blanco tequila you’ve got on hand)
1.25 oz Blackberry, jalapeño and black tea simple syrup (recipe below!)
.75 oz Lime juice
.5 oz Fresh orange juice
Savory salt mix for the rim (recipe below)
One blueberry, one raspberry, and one lychee (for eyeball garnish)
Pour tequila, simple syrup, lime juice and orange juice into a shaker with ice, shake to combine.
Wet the rim of your glass and dip into a plate or bowl of the savory salt mix to coat the rim. Pour into glass and enjoy!
To make the eyeball garnish, put blueberry inside of the raspberry, and put the raspberry inside the lychee.
SIMPLE SYRUP RECIPE
Combine desired quantities of black tea, blackberries, and sliced jalapeños and cook down over low heat until the mixture reaches a syrup-like consistency. Strain and serve. Can be stored in a jar in the fridge for up to two weeks.
SAVORY SALT MIX RECIPE
Add salt, chili powder, basil, and pepper to a bowl. Mix to combine, adding ingredients to taste if needed.