Weekday Warrior

A spicy margarita recipe for an at-home Cinco de Mayo celebration.

With Cinco de Mayo landing on a weekday this year, your plans for a raging beach party in Cozumel might fall a little short. However, Rojo Mexican Grill’s general manager Ben Albaugh has a spicy take on a classic strawberry margarita that will allow you to celebrate all the same at home. The strawberry-jalapeño margarita features the “hot but sweet” flavor combination that has been rapidly growing in popularity.

Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita
1 ½ oz. tequila
½ oz. triple sec
4 slices fresh jalapeño
1 oz. strawberry purée
2 oz. margarita mix
Shake the mixture vigorously over ice and pour into your favorite margarita glass.

Rojo Mexican Grill

10 Southdale Center
Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.–10 p.m.
Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.–midnight