A Spicy Shishito Pepper Margarita For Your Recipe Book

But Not To Spicy.

Shishito_PeppersDo you like a margarita every now and then that is spicy, but you find that using jalapenos or Serrano peppers are just too hot for you? If this sounds like you then maybe this Shishito Pepper Margarita will be right up your alley.

We came across this drink over at TheKitchn.com and it had so much going for it that we thought we would bring it to you. The drink consists of the following.

  • 3 ounces of reposado tequila.
  • 1 ½ ounces of Cointreau or triple sec.
  • One lime cut into pieces.
  • Three roasted Shishito Peppers.

Since this recipe was set up as a shaken margarita we will go that route, but you could probably convert this into a blended variety by just straining the ingredients into your blender and then proceed as normal with the blending process.

To prepare this drink you simply take your favorite shaker, muddle the lime and two of the Shishito peppers together being sure to remove the caps from the peppers. Then add the rest of the ingredients to your shaker along with ice and shake until the outside of the shaker starts to frost up.

Strain/pour the mixture into a well-chilled margarita glass and place the final pepper on top of the drink along with a lime wedge.

Now you may be asking how to prepare the roasted peppers and we have that here for you as well. The good news is that this method can be transposed to just about any type of peppers you wish to roast from Bell to Sorrano.

Roasted Pepper Recipe.

Take 16 ounces of peppers, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of kosher salt and mix together in a plastic bowl. Scrape everything onto a sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil and wrap it into a packet taking care to wrap it tightly enough that the olive oil will not leak out, but not so tight as to trap steam.

Next place the packet on a grill that has been preheated the 450°F and cook each side for 5 to 7 minutes. When done unwrap the peppers and add some sea salt.

So there you have it a way to make your next summer barbecue into something different by roasting a bunch of peppers and then converting some of them into a great margarita.

To see this and other great recipes simply visit the link below.

Summer Drink Recipe: Spicy Roasted Shishito Pepper Margarita By The Kitchn.com


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