We have never gone through so much propane for our grill in such a short time as we have done this year. Just burnin’ through it. But I can’t complain since it just means we have been enjoying the most amazing grilled things. Plus, it’s nice to get out of the kitchen and enjoy the nice weather while we wait.
Since I pretty much always have grilling on my mind during the summer, we decided to go with a grilled recipe for this week’s Thirsty Thursday recipe. It would be so much fun to incorporate something grilled into a drink. Grilled fruit or herbs would be a fun way to add a lot of flavor to a drink. Love to elevate flavors in a unique way.
I had a big bowl of peaches so I decided to grill them up to bring out their natural sweetness into a drink. But then what? I was thinking of a drink with bourbon but decided on using tequila. Hmmm… a grilled peach margarita sounded great but what else? Well, I realized I had some jalapenos so I decided the margarita could use some heat and decided to that them as well. In the end the Grilled Peach and Jalapeno Margarita was the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. Loved it!!
Have you ever had a Smoky Margarita before? Well, I think you need have one. Amanda has made would that has my mouth watering. So get your grill going and enjoy. Yum!!!
Grilled Peach and Jalapeno Margarita
Makes 2 large margaritas
- 2 large peaches, quartered
- 1 jalapeno
- 3 cups of ice
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/4 cup tequila
- Place the peaches and jalapeno on a medium-high grill. Try not to move the peaches much to get nice grill marks on their surfaces. Rotate the jalapeno to darken and blister all the sides.
- Remove the peaches and jalapeno from the grill and let cool 15 minutes. Peel some of the blistered skin from the jalapeno, then slice in half length-wise and remove the seeds inside.
- Combine the ice, peaches, half of the jalapeno, ice, lime juice, and tequila to a blender. Blend for a minute, or until all ice is slushy and the ingredients are combined. Try the margarita for it’s level of spiciness and add more jalapeno if you prefer.
Kita (@passthesushi) says
I run out of propane a lot… but I am guilty of leaving it on… like… danger zone right?
amanda @ fake ginger says
Totally making this soon! I love drinks with a little spice.
A Maine thing for sure!!
Kirsten Kubert says
First of all, I LOVE a little bite of jalapeno in a margarita. Second, grilled peaches are Everything. I mean it. This is the perfect summer margarita!