“The Mango Chile-rita is a fun, slightly spicy twist on the classic Margarita,” says Allison Kave, co-founder of Brooklyn’s Butter & Scotch. “Made with Mango HI-CHEW-infused reposado tequila—excellent aged tequila that really heightens the mango flavor—this cocktail provides all the refreshing flavors of summer and a touch of spice.” It’s the perfect way to bring the candy store and the bar together into one glass.
- 1.5 oz Tequila
- 1 oz Orange Juice
- .75 oz lime juice
- .5 oz Simple Syrup
- 1 dash Bittermens Hellfire Habanero Shrub
- Kosher salt and cayenne pepper,
- Mango HI-CHEW
First, make the infused tequila by mixing at least three ounces of reposado tequila with three cut up Mango HI-CHEW candies. Stir and let sit until fully dissolved.
To make the drink, run a lime wedge along the lip of one half of a rocks glass, then roll that side of the glass in an equal-parts mix of kosher salt and cayenne pepper.
Add the infused tequila, orange and lime juices, simple syrup and shrub (if using) to a shaker.
Fill with ice and shake vigorously.
Strain over fresh ice into the prepared rocks glass and garnish with a mango wedge and lime wheel.
Contributed by Allison Kave