with Chile-Infused Tequila
a cocktail recipe
A twist on a classic grapefruit Paloma—we infused the tequila with 3 varieties of dried chiles to give this cocktail a complex spicy and smoky flavor.
TIME (ACTIVE) | 05 M
TIME (INACTIVE) | 2 H
TOTAL | 2 H 5 M
| 8 oz
COCKTAIL SHAKER (OPTIONAL)
make the chile-infused tequila
To make the chile-infused tequila, roughly chop the 3 dried chiles, discarding the stem and seeds. Place the tequila and the dried chiles in a glass jar, briefly stir, and let sit for 1-2 hours. Strain the mixture (discarding chiles) and store the chili-infused tequila in a glass jar with a lid.
make the salt and chile rim
Combine the chile powder, fleur de sel, and sugar on a small plate. Moisten the rims of 2 rocks glasses with a lime wedge or water, then dip the glasses in the chile powder mixture to coat the rim. Then fill the glasses with ice.
make the cocktail
Fill a cocktail glass with ice. Then add 4 oz. of the chili-infused tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, and agave syrup, and shake to combine. Pour the cocktail mixture evenly among the 2 glasses and top with club soda. Garnish with jalapeno, grapefruit, and lime slices, if desired.
Expiry: Chile-infused tequila can be stored for up to 6 months
The longer you let the chiles steep in the tequila, the spicier it will become. Taste the tequila after 1-2 hours and leave them in longer before straining if you’d like it spicier.
If you don't have a cocktail shaker, you can stir the ingredients together to combine.
Guajillo chiles are more fruity in taste than most other chiles; they have a mild to medium heat and complex layered flavor. In Mexican cooking they are second only to the ancho.
Whole morito chipotle peppers impart a classic smoky spiciness. Rehydrate for use in adobe sauces and other Mexican favorites.
1 oz - REFILL$9
3 oz - REFILL$39
Powdered dried guajillo chiles have layered flavor notes that add complexity to dishes without overpowering them. This chile's powder is sweet and fruity with a mild heat. Used frequently with ancho and pasilla chiles in Mexican cooking.
TRY ME - SAMPLE$0.75
2 oz - JAR$6
2 oz - REFILL$5
8 oz - REFILL$14
gourmet sea salt
This gourmet artisanal finishing salt is harvested by hand from the coast of France. This bright white treasure is comprised of snow-like crystals and has a slight hint of violets. Use only a pinch of this to enhance dishes just before serving.
TRY ME - SAMPLE$0.75
3 oz - JAR$7
3 oz - REFILL$6
16 oz - REFILL$29