#FridayCocktail – Some Like it Hot!
Spice up your pre-Valentine’s Day dinner with this Tequila-based cocktail, garnished with a habanero pepper.
The habanero is a variety of chili pepper that is characterized by its fruity, citrus-like flavours but don’t let that fool you – it is hot. In fact, it is one of the hottest peppers, rated between 100,000 and 300,000 on the Scoville scale. The addition of the habanero to this cocktail will add a mild spiciness, not a burn-your-mouth-off heat. But, do use caution. Unless you are accustomed to eating chilies (or you’re about to win some serious money on a dare), we recommend you don’t chow down on the pepper!!
Habaneros can be bought at your local grocery store and can range in colour from green (unripe) to orange and red.
2 ounces of tequila
1 ounce of dry vermouth
1 small habanero pepper, whole for garnish
Pour the tequila and vermouth into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Strain into a chilled cocktail (martini) glass and garnish with a whole habanero.