This Spicy Serrano Tequila Soda contains tequila, lime, Tajin, and my homemade serrano simple syrup.
We have been in the Florida Keys for the past two weeks and I am so enjoying this weather - I do not envy everyone back north. All the beach makes we want to do is sit outside and drink either a Mojito or a Caipirinha. I had some Tajin here at the house (which I use to put on all my fruit like the true Mexican that I am) and was in the mood for a margarita. I did not want all the sugar margarita mixers have, and I wanted to use the club soda I had in the fridge. This is where Spicy Serrano Tequila Soda came to the mix.
Make the serrano Simple Syrup. Combine ½ cup water and ½ cup sugar into a small pot and add a whole serrano pepper. On low heat simmer until the sugar completely dissolves and immediately remove from heat. Let cool and transfer to a lidded jar. Refrigerate until ready to use, syrup lasts 1 week. Leave the serrano in there to keep that spicy taste!
In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, combine the tequila, serrano simple syrup, lime juice, and shake until chilled. Rim a glass with a lime wedge then dip in the tajin. Add fresh ice to the glass, pour the drink over, and garnish with lime wedges.