Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Chile Pineapple Margaritas

AKA "Mike's Dirty Thirty Margaritas"

For Mike's 30th birthday, we went down to Mexico for the weekend. I decided it would be the perfect time to try making a margarita I had seen on a menu at a local restaurant. I had no idea what the proportions were, but I had a general idea of the contents. I like to think I have quite mastered the margarita, so I gave it a shot! Here is my recipe:

roasted pineapple
pineapple juice
triple second
lime juice

First I sliced and seeded the jalapeno and pineapple and put them in tequila. (I didn't have the resources to roast the pineapple first, and it was still great. You will need 3 parts tequila, so make sure you infuse enough of it.) Then I let it sit for several hours.

To make the margarita:
1. In a shaker, add 1 part lime juice and 1 part pineapple juice.
2. Add 2 parts triple sec.
3. Add 3 parts of the infused tequila. (Be sure to strain out any seeds or fruit pieces.)
4. Shake-a shake-a shake!

Beware, these are potent margaritas, and the chiles have a bite! But the flavor is SOO good! Everyone at Mike's birthday loved them!!!
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