We love the pineapple and heat in this drink.
For your consideration: a sweet, spicy and smooth tequila drink called the Pico de Plata (“silver beak”). The recipe was created by mixologist Jason Littrell for Hornitos Tequila, using sweet pineapple juice and hot jalapeño purée. Jalapeño is used in two forms: the seeds infuse the vodka, and the flesh is puréed as a mixer.
Why the horn-shaped shot glass used by Hornitos?
In some regions of the world, unique glass shapes have been specially designed for the local wines and spirits. After a long day’s work, Mexican farmers used to enjoy shots of tequila from a real bull’s horn to celebrate the day’s end. Thus, the first tequila-specific shot glass was designed in the shape of a bull’s horn.
COCKTAIL RECIPE: PICO DE PLATA
Ingredients For One Drink
*Cut the skin off the jalapeño. Soak the seeds and pith (the hot part) of three jalapeños per 750ml bottle of silver tequila for 30 minutes, or to taste. Save the flesh for the purée.
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