Spicy Candy Cocktail Recipe

Spicy Candy Cocktail Recipe
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Spicy Candy Cocktail Recipe
Maryse Chevriere

This riff on a Prickly Pear Margarita ups the ante in the heat deparment with muddled serrano pepper. And for those who don't have or want to use a blender to get that frozen cocktail effect, this recipe cleverly subs in prickly pear sorbet. 

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces tequila, preferably Camarena Silver
  • 3-4 slices serrano pepper
  • Ice
  • 3 tablespoons prickly pear sorbet, preferably Ciao Bella
  • 2 ½ ounces sparkling lemonade
  • Fresh sage leaf, for garnish

Directions

Muddle the pepper with the tequila in a shaker. Shake with ice and then strain into a rocks glass. Mix in the sorbet, stirring until it is fully integrated. Top with sparkling lemonade and garnish with a sage leaf.

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