Thursday, June 25, 2009

Thirsty Thursdays: Passion Edition

Couldn't we all use a little more passion in our lives? A little more spice?

Lucky for you I'm prepared to offer both ...

Habanero Passion Margarita:
  • 4 shots of good quality tequila (for this, I like Herradura)
  • 4 shots of passion fruit juice (I like Ceres brand)
  • juice of 1 whole lime
  • 8 to 10 drops of Tabasco Brand Habanero Sauce
  • a slice of lime or small pepper for garnish
Fill a martini shaker with ice and over it pour the tequila, passion fruit juice and lime juice. Gently shake 8 to 10 drops of habanero sauce into the mix (or as much as you can stand) close and shake well until the shaker frosts. Strain into two ice filled tumblers or rocks glasses and garnish with a slice of lime or a small, decorative pepper. Serve and enjoy, repeat as necessary!

As written this recipe will yield 2 amazing cocktails. The passion fruit and tequila are a match made in heaven and the habanero kick is present, but not overwhelming. By all means go easy on the hot sauce if you're shy but, trust me, its a necessary addition. It will awaken your palate ... and make you hunger for the next sip.

If you use the Ceres brand the drink will not be sweet, there's no sugar added. The finish on this little beauty is intoxicating ... not in the boozy sense, but in the enchanting sense. It tastes like a real margarita with the volume turned UP.

This is a drink that's meant to be shared. Its a sexy, spicy, smack-your-lips-and-call-me-Divalicous concoction that's sure to light your fire. Over the top? Perhaps, but mix yourself up one of these and don't say I didn't warn you.

Bottoms up!


Mom said...

I wish I could stomach tequila because I could go for a sexy, spicy, divalicious drink like this! You'll have to drink mine this time around. :-)

Anonymous said...

What a neat recipe! Once upon a time I did a little bartending so that sounds like an interesting mix. I don't think this is one that would work very well virginized. However, I will pass it on to my friends who enjoy a cocktail (or 7) every(day) once in a while

Heavenly Housewife said...

And when you are done, you can passionately throw the glass out the window, and if it hits one of those horrid workmen, so be it.

doggybloggy said...

this is a nice cocktail - even a guy could feel good sitting around with one of these...

The Diva on a Diet said...

Mom - Uh oh, is there a bad tequila incident in your past? LOL

Kimizzy - hmmm, I'm thinking about a virgin version ... how about the passion fruit juice, a splash of lemon/lime soda and a dash of the hot sauce? I think it could work! :)

HH - ha, so funny and true! LOL

doggybloggy - right ... its not pink! :)

Anonymous said...

I will try it out! Thanks dearie.

The Duo Dishes said...

Oh gosh, this has got to be super spicy! Of all your cocktails, this is the first scary one. :)

vilges suola said...

I agree with Mom - I'll pass on this one, but do please by all means, etc, etc. Tequila is not for me: it tastes like something you should be sterilising needles with rather than ingesting. Here in England at the moment we have just the sort of hot, muggy weather that cries out for cold, crisp, clean G&T, so this weekend I propose to splash out on some of that cucumber-flavoured gin you brought to our attention.

Miss Caught Up said...

whoa.. Habanero Passion Margarita??? it sounds so good!! :)

foodcreate said...

Thirsty Thursdays looks like a very refreshing drink!

thanks for sharing recipe:)

Have a great Day:)

Anonymous said...

Whoa! That's gotta be super spicy! Perfect for my hubby though, he would say just spicy enough :) I will definitely make it for him!

Marta said...

Passion fruit and habanero in a drink! What a great idea: tang and spice, heat and passion! Lovely!!!
I don't like using the term "sexy" with food... but this drink kind of is!

Deb said...

What a terrific sounding margarita - my cocktail of choice. I look forward to trying this one out - I'm all about tequila and habaneros! Bring on the chips and guacamole and salsa!

Tangled Noodle said...

It's like a kiss with a kick! I love sweet cocktails but this would be my first spicy one - can't wait to try (although I'm going to be a bit wussy and not put quite as much hot sauce at first. Gotta work up to it!)

Anonymous said...

Although every cocktail you post sounds fantastic, I think you've outdone your self this time Diva!

The Food Addicts said...

Habanero?! Wow, never would've thought that would be good in a cocktail! I need to have a cocktail party so I can try all your fancy drinks!

Donna-FFW said...

First time here and met with this lovely drink. I am so enjoying the Thirsty Thursdays. Nice blog!

stephchows said...

I think you'll like the drink I made this weekend at my strawberry extravaganza! You'll have to make one for sure :)

The Diva on a Diet said...

Kimizzy - let me know how it goes!

Duo - Trust me, its not *that* spicy. LOL You can always go easy on the hot sauce and add more later if needed. ;)

Vilges Suola - another one who's not a fan of tequila? You sure gave me a giggle with the bit about sterilizing needles! LOL I do hope you got your hands on some Hendrick's and enjoyed it. Cheers!

MCU - it really is good. So, so good ... too good! ;)

foodcreate - thank you and welcome to Beach Eats!

5 Star - excellent, let me know how he enjoys it! You could certainly make yourself a more tame version by adding just a drop of the sauce. Fear not though, its not as spicy as it sounds.

Marta - thanks! And I do agree, its is a rather sexy drink, if I do say so myself. :)

Deb - I thought you'd get a kick out of this one. Its right up your alley. Cheers! :)

Tangled Noodle - working up to it is a good idea. Also, you don't have to use the Habanero sauce - you could certainly use any other variety. I just happen to love the flavor. Let me know how it goes!

Dana - aw, that is so sweet. Thank you!!!

The Food Addicts - what a great idea for a party. I should do it myself. Thanks for the idea!

Donna-FFW - thank you so much and welcome to Beach Eats! Cheers!

Steph - oooh, I can't wait to go read about your strawberry loveliness. Yay!