Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Spicy Pineapple Margarita

Photograph by © Tara Donne

This is one rocking cocktail due to Lottie’s yellow hot sauce, which is pure Barbadian flavor — slow burn, lots of heat, and the fresh ringing flavor of Scotch bonnets. Years ago, Lottie bottled her sauce in soda bottles, then flask bottles, whereas today her sauce is found in the standard 5-ounce bottle. As the folks at Mo Hotta Mo Betta once said, “If we had a dollar for every time someone suggested we carry Lottie’s hot pepper sauce, we would’ve had enough money to fly to Barbados and bring it back by the case.” Nice work if you can get it.

1 tablespoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon ground chile powder
1 lime wedge
8 ounces tequila blanco
½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
½ cup pineapple juice
2 ounces Cointreau
1 teaspoon hot sauce*

Mix the salt and chile powder on a small plate. Rub the rims of 4 martini (or other gorgeous) glasses with the lime wedge, then dip the rims in the salt mixture to coat. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, and add all of the remaining ingredients. Shake vigorously, then strain into glasses. Serve immediately.

Serves 4

*Hot Sauce Options:
  Homemade: Caribbean Hot Sauce
  Store-bought: Lottie’s Traditional Barbados Recipe Hot Pepper Sauce

Recipe excerpted from Hot Sauce! © 2012 by Jennifer Trainer Thompson. All rights reserved.

More recipes from Hot Sauce! on our blog:
Picante Sauce
Fire-Roasted Tomato Salsa
She Simmers
Prairie Fire #3
Sweet Basil Habanero Bloody Mary
Hoodoo Voodoo Hot Sauce

Jennifer Trainer Thompson is the author of numerous cookbooks, including Hot Sauce! and The Fresh Egg Cookbook. She has been featured in Martha Stewart Living magazine and has written for YankeeTravel & Leisurethe Boston Globe, the New York Times, and other publications. Thompson is the chef/creator of Jump Up and Kiss Me, an all-natural line of spicy foods. She lives in Western Massachusetts with her family and a flock of backyard chickens.

1 comment:

As the Crowe Flies and Reads said...

This sounds amazing! Bajan hotsauce (or any Caribbean hot sauce) tends to be as flavorful as it is spicy, which is why I like it better than what we usually find stateside.