It’s a fun drink that has a lot more going for it then I’d have thought …until I made one. This is a great drink to make if you’re not expecting a large crowd. Sitting next to a bowl of fresh salsa & chips, this cocktail begs to be made and sipped, say around 5pm, on a warm night when you’re able to blend and not feel rushed. Cherries are starting to hit, and I love ‘em, so this bumped to the top of my try-list after reading about it in a cooking magazine. A combination of tart & smoky, this is a good snack drink but not one I’d lean on if I had to keep making them for a gathering. If you’re a fan of the hot-sauce, try this one. You’ll need to pit a bag of cherries.
Here we go –
- 1 cup pitted cherries
- 2 1/2 oz tequila
- 1/4 simple syrup
- 1 -2 (depending on your taste) tsp of chipotle hot sauce (I use TX Pete’s)
- cup ice
- smoked salt, if you can find it…but coarse salt will work
Blend everything but the salt in a blender. Rim a margarita or large wine glass with the salt. Fill glass & garnish with a couple cherries or a slice of hot pepper.