Cocktail in a wood fired oven? Yes Please! This quick Backyard Session with Eric Wilson puts a wood fired spin on the classic strawberry jalapeño margarita. You still get the heat and the sweet along with the added complexity of caramelized fruit, cedar wood plank and the wood fired smokiness.
- 2 limes, cut in half
- ½ orange
- baker’s sugar, for coating citrus and strawberries
- 1 jalapeño, cut in half lengthwise and deseeded
- 5–7 strawberries, hulled
- 3–4 ounces Tequila of choice
- 1 ½ ounces Grand Marnier
- Salt for garnishing the rim of margarita glasses
- Preheat wood-fired oven to around 700 Degrees
- Coat the cut side of the orange and limes in baker’s sugar, place on the cedar plank resting on a cast iron pan. Roast in the oven for around 2 minutes just to activate the citrus and it starts to caramelize.
- Add half the jalapeño and continue roasting for another 1-2 minutes. Use the whole pepper if you like more heat.
- Coat the strawberries in baker’s sugar and place on the backside of the citrus to protect them from the fire a bit. Roast for another 2-3 minutes.
- Add ice, jalapeño and the strawberries to a shaker and give it a good initial shake to break it up and distribute the jalapeño flavor.
- Squeeze in the juice of the citrus, followed by the tequila and Grand Marnier. One more good shake, pour into salt rimmed glasses and enjoy!
- Soak the cedar plank in water for at least an hour.
- Use a cast iron pan or something to rest the cedar plank on so it won’t burn on oven floor.
- Category: cocktail
- Method: wood-fired
Keywords: Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita, wood-fired