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Green Jalapeño Margarita

Green Jalapeño MargaritaThis zesty, citrusy margarita recipe features an exotic blend of orange juice, spinach leaves, lime juice, slices of fresh jalapeño chile and cilantro leaves. It's a terrific choice when you're looking for an exceptional beverage for entertaining.

Recipe Ingredients:

3/4 cup fresh spinach leaves
1/4 cup tequila blanco
1/4 cup orange liqueur (such as Triple Sec or Grand Marnier)
1/4 cup NESTLÉ® JUICY JUICE® All Natural 100% Juice or orange juice
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 to 4 slices fresh jalapeño chile
10 to 12 cilantro leaves
2 cups crushed ice
Coarse salt

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place spinach, tequila, liqueur, orange juice, lime juice, jalapeño slices, cilantro and ice in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
  2. To Serve: Dip rims of glasses into water; dip into salt and shake off excess. Pour margarita mixture into glasses. Garnish each with a jalapeño slice, if desired.

Makes 2 servings.

Taste Tip: Increase amounts of jalapeño, cilantro and spinach leaves according to taste.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.