Chipotle Tabasco Passion Punch

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Tabasco Chipotle Passion Fruit Punch (Photo courtesy of @LasGringasBlog)
Tabasco Chipotle Passion Fruit Punch (Photo courtesy of @LasGringasBlog)

My first drink recipe!  We’ll technically it’s not mine.  Chef Cesar Zapata of The Federal, Food, Drinks and Provisions in Miami created the recipe.  I’m sharing it though!

I attended a Tabasco party during South Beach Wine and Food Festival hosted at The Federal.  During the party, I had the chance to meet the CEO of Tabasco Tony Simmons.  Mr. Simmons chatted with me about the paste that makes Tabasco (did you know it’s 10xs hotter than the final product).  And, how passionate they are about keeping bland products away from your tastebuds.

Preview of the food that will be offered at the SOBEWFF

When I asked him if they had any market research on how many people carry Tabasco in their pockets, he said no and then pulled out a mini bottle!  Yes, the CEO of Tabasco carries a mini Tabasco bottle in his pocket.  But his bottle is far from ordinary.  He has all of his contact information printed on the label.  Now that is cool!

 

I keep a bottle of Tabasco handy in my kitchen for flavoring beans, meats and dishes that need a little extra kick.  It’s a great product for kicking up the flavors when you’re short on cooking time.

What I never thought of doing was putting Tabasco in my cocktail.  But, Chef Zapata makes it work in the Chipotle Tabasco Passion Punch drink.  The drink gives just the right kick without being too overpowering.  This drink is just right for taco night!

Chipotle Tabasco Passion Punch
 
Chef Cesar Zapata from The Federal in Miami shares his recipe for Chipotle Tabasco Passion Punch with just the right blend of sweet and spice to make taco night interesting again.
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Recipe type: Cocktail
Ingredients
  • Ingredients
  • For the Rim:
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons granulate sugar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • For the Simple Syrup:
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • For the Lime Ginger Juice:
  • 12 limes, juiced
  • 1 3-inch piece of ginger, peeled
  • For the Cocktail:
  • 2 oz Tequila Don Julio Reposado
  • 1 oz Domaine de Canton Ginger infused liqueur
  • ¾ oz lime ginger juice
  • ¾ oz simple syrup
  • 1 oz frozen passion fruit juice, available in the Latin food section of your local grocery store
  • ½ oz TABASCO® Chipotle Sauce
Instructions
  1. For the Rim:
  2. Blend together and set aside on a plate.
  3. For the Simple Syrup:
  4. In a saucepot, bring all ingredients to a boil over high heat. Turn off the heat and let cool. Reserve in a bottle for use later.
  5. For the Lime Ginger Juice:
  6. Combine juice and ginger in a blender. Blend on high for 30 seconds and then strain to remove pulp. Reserve in bottle for later use.
  7. For the Cocktail:
  8. Dip the rim of a cocktails glass in lime juice and then dip the glass in the spice mixture. Combine all of the listed ingredients, tequila, ginger liqueur, ginger lime juice, simple syrup and Tabasco in a shaker glass with ice and shake vigorously for 15 - 30 seconds. Strain the cocktail into the rimmed glass
  9. Makes 1 cocktail.

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