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Spicy N' Sweet Red Chile–guava Margarita

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“My favorite Mexican restaurant in Baltimore has a spicy/sweet margarita that is very similar to this one; in honor of Cinco de Mayo, I am posting it here! I like the idea of rimming the glass with a salt-sugar combo... Prep time is infusion time for the tequila.”
READY IN:
48hrs 5mins
SERVES:
10
YIELD:
1 large pitcher
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 12 cups tequila, Chile-Infused (recipe to follow)
  • 1 12 cups triple sec
  • 1 12 cups guava nectar
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 12 cups fresh lime juice
  • 10 lime wedges
  • salt, for rimming the glasses
  • ice
  • 10 small red chilies, for garnish (optional)
  • FOR THE CHILE-INFUSED TEQUILA
  • 6 small dried red chilies, halved lengthwise, seeds removed
  • 1 (750 ml) bottle100 percent agave tequila

Directions

  1. Make the tequila at least 48 hours in advance: Place red chiles in tequila. Allow to infuse for 2 days or more.
  2. Combine tequila, Triple Sec, guava nectar, orange juice, and lime juice in a pitcher and reserve in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  3. To serve, rim a rocks glass with salt by rubbing a lime wedge around the outside and then dipping the glass in salt.
  4. Fill the glass with ice, add the margarita mixture, and garnish with a skewered chile pepper (if using).

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