Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thirsty Thursdays: June Challenge Round-up

Talk about short and sweet ... I had but one entry into my Thirsty Thursdays June Jalepeno Challenge! I think the heat may be getting to all of us! Fortunately, its a spectacular entry, as you will soon see.

If you recall, The Duo Dishes chose jalapeno as the ingredient for this month's challenge. While I had hoped for broader participation, given this interesting choice, I do understand that the summer is in full swing and things can be slow in the blogging world as a result.

The good news is that our sole entry is a spectacular one. Team Noodle, from Tangled Noodle, has triumphed again - offering up the Hot Fuzz for your spicy sipping pleasure. This gorgeous cocktail boasts an interesting twist on the jalapeno theme; using some chipotle infused tequila in combination with lime juice, peach schnapps and orange juice to create a fuzzy navel inspired margarita. A winning combination if there ever was one, I'd say.

As Noodle explains in her post, the peach/chile pairing is a natural: "this luscious stone fruit and piquant chili achieve a perfect taste combination of sweet and spicy, and is already a popular pairing in salsas, barbecue sauces and jams."

Run, don't walk, right over to Tangled Noodle and check out the recipe for their Hot Fuzz cocktail - I know you'll be as anxious as I am to try it.

Given the lack of participation this month, I've decided to suspend the challenge until fall. We will resume in September and Tangled Noodle will have the honor of choosing the next ingredient or spirit.

My deepest thanks to Team Noodle for being such good sports and taking up the challenge once again. Congratulations on an inventive and delicious creation!



Tangled Noodle said...

On behalf of the other half of Team Noodle, it was our pleasure! The scorched throats and tongues from our first infernal infusion was well worth the end result. We're looking forward to the TTC resuming in the fall for all the possible, belly-warming beverages to be had. Thanks for being such a great hostess!

gfe--gluten free easily said...

Well, kudos to Tangled Noodles, that Hot Fuzz does look amazing! I came up with Crab Claws with Jalapeno Dip, but sadly missed the deadline. Oh, well, next time, Diva.

Hope you're having a great summer!


pixelgal said...

The picture looks wonderful, Diva dear. Enjoy!

Mo Diva said...

team noodle sounds delish. lol- can i join?
wait, will there be alcohol?

Lentil Breakdown said...

Sorry about your heat wave, but that drink sounds delish! I'm not a big drinker, but tequila is my favorite hard liquor. I had the most amazing artisanal Mezcale in a tiny village near Oaxaca once that I've never forgotten. The flavors in this drink reminded me of it with the smokey overtones.

Daily Spud said...

I'd already seen the Hot Fuzz creation over at the Noodle's place - it would have put any other entries in the shade! Meanwhile, I will be awaiting the resumption of TTC in September and hope to have my cocktail shaker primed and ready :)

Fresh Local and Best said...

The hot fuzz cocktail looks and sounds delicious. This is a dangerous challenge as somebody must taste all the creations. LOL!