This pepper-infused cocktail, styled by a Santa Fe mixologist and served at the HGTV Dream Home 2010 outdoor party, will kick your festive events into high gear! Consider serving this refreshing mixed drink at an HGTV Dream Home 2010-themed soiree you host at your house. Ideal date? March 15, when we reveal the winner of this fabulous Contemporary Southwest-style home.
Recipe provided by Quinn Stephenson
Yield: One Cocktail
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: N/A
Ease of Preparation: Easy
- • 2 ounces Tequila
- • 1 1/2 ounces fresh lime juice
- • 1 ounce of simple syrup
- • 1/2 ounce of green chile juice (see tips)
- • Margarita salt for rim
- • Lime wedge for garnish
Using a lime wedge, coat the outside lip of a margarita glass and salt the rim. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Place remaining ingredients in the shaker and shake vigorously for three seconds. Pour the ingredients into the salted glass and garnish with a lime wedge.
To make the simple syrup, use the ratio of one part water to one part granulated sugar.
To prepare the green chile juice, place 1 New Mexico green chile in a blender with 1 ounce of water and blend thoroughly. Separate the puree with a fine mesh strainer and place in a squeeze bottle. If New Mexico green chiles are not available, serrano peppers may be substituted.