Recipe: Spicy Gin Margarita

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Plantbased Drink Recipe - Spicy Gin Margarita - Vegan Good Life Magazine

There’s still a wide variation of things out there that need to be properly veganized and one thing we found highly underrepresented is: Drinks (or, as the German chapter of the team would pronounce it: Dwinks!)! So if we can interest you in browsing through those crazy Corona times a little tipsy, why not look into what our very own Head Of Sales Wenke has been coming up with in her spare time. Got booze?

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Words: Wenke Walter
Photos: Isabelle Bamberg 
If you like spicy, you’ll love this one. Ever thought about swapping Tequila with Gin? Well, we did and this happened. The Spicy Gin Margarita has everything you need after a long exhausting day in the ‘not so vegan world’. Once you start, you won’t stop nipping. Promise.

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Ingredients for the Spicy Gin Margarita
  • 2 oz - Gin (we used Brandstifter Dry Gin)
  • 3/4 oz - Cointreau 
  • 1 oz  - fresh lemon juice 
  • 1/2 oz - chili pepper syrup (you can also use store-bought spicy syrup, but in case you feel creative, there are instructions to make your own below)
  • Fresh chili pepper
  • Chili salt for the rim

How to make the Spicy Gin Margarita
  1. Muddle chili in the bottom of a shaker tin. 
  2. Add remaining ingredients and ice.
  3. Shake and strain into a rocks glass rimmed with chili salt over fresh ice.
  4. Drizzle more chili salt on top if you want 
  5. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
    How to make the Chili Pepper Syrup
    1. 1 cup: granulated sugar 
    2. 1 cup water
    3. 1 chili pepper, sliced
    4. Stir together sugar, water, and sliced chili pepper in a small saucepan. 
    5. Bring to a boil over medium-high; cook 1 minute. 
    6. Remove from heat; let stand 20 minutes. 
    7. Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a bowl; discard chili slices. 
    8. Chill syrup until ready to use.

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