2019 Best of the Boat craft cocktail: Fiery Margarita, The Laundry Kitchen & Cocktails

When The Laundry’s Tod “JJ” Johnson conceived the bar’s drink list, the Fiery Margarita was the first one on the list.

“It was invented at 3 a.m.,” Johnson says, adding the now-famous margarita is unique in its use of flavors.

It includes a high-end Sauza tequila infused with red pepper, green pepper, garlic, jalapeno and one habanero for just the right kick. Add a cilantro/lemongrass simple syrup, fresh lime juice and a splash of fresh-squeezed orange juice and it’s as good as libations get.

The drink became a hit instantly among regulars and has since become the restaurant’s best-selling cocktail.

“It has an incredible balance of heat and sweetness,” Johnson says.

2019 Best of the Boat winners

Click here to see the complete list of winners from 2019’s Best of the Boat.

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