An occasional beverage recommendation.
If you’re like me, you probably have a couple handles of Sauza Silver in your freezer or taking up valuable counter space. In an ambitious frame of mind, you bought them for a party, but nobody really likes tequila that much, except for the real serious 3 am round-of-shots types (you know who you are) and then you have just a damn ton of the stuff left over. You do this before nearly every party you throw. Ugh.
Luckily, our man Drew had the bright idea of infusing that tequila with a couple of habanero (maybe?) peppers — it’s not hard — and producing several mason jars of this spicy varietal. Taking it neat is still not your best bet — it’s still tequila, after all, and now it makes your mouth burn a little. Go margaritas, but not with sugary margarita mix (some people are quitting sugar now and it’s just sour corn syrup anyway).
Just get some cointreau and lime juice — maybe a little Rose’s for color but not too much cause it gets cloying. Serve over ice. You can salt the rim if you want, but I wouldn’t recommend it. You’ll get a drink that’s refreshingly cold and more sour than sweet that finishes with a smoky burn. Refrescando!
Two parts Habanero-infused Tequila
One part Cointreau
One part Lime juice (or to taste)
Pairing: Supertacos. Go listen to the theme song.