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How to make George Clooney and Rande Gerber's favorite margarita, which includes jalapeños

INSIDER logoINSIDER 2/22/2019 Tom Murray
George Clooney, Rande Gerber are posing for a picture © Courtesy Casamigos
  • February 22 is National Margarita Day in the US.
  • In honour of the tequila-based beverage, INSIDER asked for the favourite recipe of Casamigos tequila cofounders George Clooney and Rande Gerber.
  • Their answer was surprising - and even features jalapeño peppers.
  • However, they usually prefer to drink their tequila straight.

It's National Margarita Day in the US!

Yep, turns out there's a day for that, too.

To honour the delicious tequila and lime beverage, we got in touch with the only people whose opinion matters on the subject - Casamigos cofounders Rande Gerber and George Clooney.

Although Gerber and Clooney famously sold their tequila company to Diageo for $1 billion back in 2017, the pair have remained heavily involved in the business.

Read more: The $1 billion sale of George Clooney's tequila company just made him 2018's highest-paid actor - here's the story of how the brand was set up by accident

Gerber once told Business Insider that he and Clooney taste-test every batch: "We always want to be the first or the second one to taste it. It's kind of a tradition. We open the bottle, toast, and take a sip."

Therefore, who better to ask for their favourite margarita recipe than the chief tasters themselves?

Warning: their blend of choice is not for those with sensitive tastebuds.

"George and I prefer Casamigos on the rocks," Gerber stipulated in an email to INSIDER, "but we also love that it mixes well with everything.

"A perfect margarita is the spicy jalapeño cucumber margarita."

a bottle of wine on a table © Casamigos

Here's the recipe for the Casamigos Spicy Jalapeño Cucumber Margarita:

2 oz. Casamigos Blanco

1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

.5 oz. Simple Syrup

2 Cucumber Slices

1 Jalapeño Slice

Method: Combine all ingredients into tin shaker. Muddle fruit/herbs. Add ice. Shake vigorously for 8-10 seconds. Fine strain into rocks glass. Add fresh ice. Garnish with cucumber and jalapeño slice.

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