I read a lot of recipes. Especially when we're in the car, Connie drives and I read magazines, clip those I'd like to make and read them to him to see what he thinks. He claims I am turning him into a foodie! I suppose it is true. He eats almost anything and was never really discriminating. His motto is, “As long as it’s not faster than I am, I’ll eat it.” Nowadays, he comments on the recipes and even suggests tweaks. Since he knows I love discussing the recipes and he's become quite the foodie, he isn’t afraid to hurt my feelings and give me his opinion, even if it’s unfavorable.
As I said, I clip a lot of recipes. In the stack is usually a cocktail or two. From Food Network magazine, I took a Pineapple-Chili Margarita. It sounded intriguing. So the other night, as Connie sat down with his drink recipe books, I suggested he look at some of my clippings. We decided that it sounded good enough to try. I mean, what could possibly go wrong?
It was VERY tasty. Good enough to try again, and soon! My only complaint is that while the name is truly descriptive, it’s totally prosaic. Okay, in the post about the Down Under Snowball, I threw in a little rant about “Who Names These Things”. But I thought that the name needed to be kicked up a little. So I present you, courtesy of Food Network magazine (but renamed by me), Bite Me – Gently. The chili adds just a little kick and goes very well with the fruit and liquor, hence the name.
Pineapple-Chili Margarita – Bite Me – Gently
Wet the rim of two margarita glasses with water and dip in a mixture of:
1 Tablespoon of coarse salt (we used Kosher salt)
¾ teaspoon of chili powder
(Connie thought that this made way too much to rim two glasses, but whatever)
In a cocktail shaker, with ice, add:
4 ounces of tequila (we used Sauza Blanco)
4 ounces of pineapple juice
2 ounces of fresh squeezed lime juice
¾ tablespoon of agave nectar
Shake well and strain into your glasses.
Don’t forget to toast the one you love, and enjoy!