Happy Cinco De Mayo! I am late on this post......sorry. We had to travel away for the weekend for our oldest High School baseball game. I goal was to post this yesterday, but between driving home (ok, so I was a passenger), insane allergies and too much sun......yea I went to bed super early last night. Better late then never!
Today I created a Cran Chili Margarita. I was honestly a little scared to mix in the chili powder. I know it's not the same thing, but I had a habanero martini once and YIKES....HOT...TOOOO HOT......for me at least. My folks and husband loved it though....and drank all of mine. That martini has scared me ever since......therefore I have never tried to add peppers of any kind to my cocktails...and in a wussy way, I thought chili powder would be my first step.
I really like this cocktail. The chili powder was a great addition. I also mixed it into the sugar rim on my margarita glass, very good call. I think I may start experimenting with a pepper in the future......a very very mild pepper to start with.(This week is teacher appreciation week. Our school does not celebrate it until the week of the 19-23. I am selling Teacher Wine Charm sets at my Etsy store and I'd love for you to check it out! Here is a link to that listing: Teacher Wine Charm Sets Here is a link to my Etsy store in general JPDesigned. I can do custom orders for just about anything you have in mind. Convo me through my store and let's create something together!)
Here is my recipe for a Cran Chili Margarita:
- 1 1/2 ounces cranberry cocktail juice
- 1 ounce silver tequila
- 1/2 ounce triple sec
- 3/4 ounce lime juice
- 1/16 teaspoon chili powder
Rim a margarita glass with an even mixture of sugar and chili powder. In a shaker, add ice and all of the ingredients above. Shake well and dump everything into your rimmed margarita glass.
Here is a photo of the end result:
Here is a photo of the ingredients:
I was contacted by Zulka Pure Cane Sugar and they wanted to send me a bag of Zulka Pure Cane Sugar to try out. She thought it might be something that I could use in an upcoming cocktail. She was right! I tasted the sugar by itself and I have to say I like it. It is not super sweet/sugary.....you know what you think of when you think "sugar".....that face you make when something is too sweet....well at least that is what I think of when I think of sugar. Zulka was not that. I think this sugar was a perfect accent to my creation today. If I would have gone with a sweeter tasting sugar....I'm not sure if it would have worked as well.
Here is a quote from an email I received from Zulka Pure Cane Sugar, "Zulka Pure Cane Sugar is an unrefined, vegan, Non-GMO Project verified "Morena" style sugar that is minimally processed and comes straight from freshly-harvested sugar cane."
I think I'll try it next time I bake something. Perfect excuse to make some cookies....or....oh boy....I'd better head to the store!
I hope you are all having a great Cinco De Mayo. Here's to chili powder, and not being a wuss and using it!
The Cocktail Lady