Lavish Libations Series: Spicy In Paradise

IMG_9737.JPGI have always been a fan of The Bachelor.  I don’t know what it is, but I’m drawn to the drama (even though in real life I despise it).  Hayley was my Bachelor partner in crime.  We would gear up excited for Monday’s to come around in anticipation of “The Most Dramatic Season” ever!  (Crazy wanting Monday to come around, I realize now).

So, when she moved to Dallas, I lost my Bach-bud. 😦 Rourke volunteered to be in the den while I watched while he worked on his computer.

Well, next thing I know, he’s commenting on who he likes, who he doesn’t like, and can you believe she just did that?  He fell hook-line-and-sinker.

So, when The Bachelorette came on, he was on board, but not quite as much.  He endured that and The Bachelor Olympics.  But, boy when Bachelor in Paradise came around, he was intrigued.  Bathing beauties in a tropical location with triple the drama.  Yasss!fullsizeoutput_3213.jpeg

So, this will be our third season together watching Bachelor in Paradise together.

He actually suggested we make a drink for the blog to drink while watching….

We wanted to turn up the heat, if you know what I mean.  So, I give you “Spicy in Paradise!”IMG_9741.JPGIt’s a take on a martini, but with tequila soaked with jalapeños overnight.IMG_9647.JPGIn a Mason Jar (or Kerr here), add 2 cups of silver tequila.  Add two sliced jalapeños and soak overnight.IMG_9723.JPGFor the tropical feel, we definitely needed a pineapple.  And of course, limes go with tequila so well.IMG_9728Cut up your pineapple, reserving some for garnish.  Slice your limes.IMG_9729.JPGFor 1 drink, add 1/2 cup of fresh pineapple to a cocktail shaker.  Muddle well.IMG_9731.JPGTo this add 2 ounces of strained, jalapeño tequila, juice of 1 lime and 1/2 ounce of light agave syrup.IMG_9732.JPGFill the shaker with ice and shake like 30 times.  IMG_9734.JPGMeanwhile, fill your martini glass with ice to get it nice and frosty.IMG_9733.JPGRemove ice and strain drink into martini glass. Garnish, with lime, pineapple and jalapeño.IMG_9736.JPGMuy Caliente!

Recipe:

(makes 1 drink)

2 cups silver tequila

2 jalapeños sliced

1/2 cup fresh pineapple chunks

1 lime

1/2 ounce light agave syrup

In a glass jar, pour in tequila and jalapeño slices.  Top with lid and allow to soak overnight.

In a cocktail shaker, muddle pineapple.  Add 2 ounces of strained jalapeño tequila, juice of the lime. and syrup.  Add ice and shake well.  Strain into a martini glass and garnish with lime, pineapple, and jalapeño.

Cheers!

Toodle-oo,

Melanie

 

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