Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Drink of the Day: The Spicy Tequila Sunrise

Spicy Tequila Sunrise
If tequila makes her clothes fall off, this spicy little number is likely to leading to all kinds of trouble. As we head into the last few weeks of summer let turn up the heat with this innocent-looking drink that packs a sizzling kick of jalapeno pepper.

1 ½-inch slice jalapeno pepper, with seeds
1 oz. fresh lime juice
1/2 oz. Agave Syrup or (Simple Syrup- see below for recipe)
1 ½ oz. silver tequila
3 oz. orange juice
1/2 oz. pomegranate juice
1/2 orange slice, for garnish
¼-inch jalapeno slices, for garnish

Items Needed:
Cocktail Shaker
Highball Glass
Muddle Stick


In cocktail shaker muddle the jalapeno and lime. Add the agave, tequila, and orange juice. Fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake just to chill.

Pour the pomegranate juice into the glass. Fill glass 3/4 with ice cubes. Gently strain the Spicy Sunrise into the glass. Garnish with the orange and jalapeno slice.

Simple Syrup Recipe:  Bring 2 parts Sugar and 1 part water to boil.   While stirring contently let the sugar completely dissolve.  Remove pan from heat and allow to cool to room temp.  Pour simple syrup into a bottle for storage.