Spicy Maria: The Brunch Cocktail for Tequila-Lovers
Gotta love a boozy brunch! This is a fresh, muddled Bloody Mary but with a spicy tequila kick. I added cucumber juice to cool the whole thing down, but if you don’t want to bust out your juicer, just muddle in extra cucumber and tomatoes to get more liquid. This is my new Sunday morning fave.
3 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 slice serrano chili
1 tbsp. lime
2 oz. tequila
1 oz. cucumber juice
Cucumber slices, for garnish
Combine the cherry tomatoes, serrano chili slice, and lime in the bottom of a cocktail shaker, and muddle thoroughly until everything is well combined. Add tequila, cucumber juice, and ice, stirring vigorously for 15 seconds. Pour into a glass, and enjoy!
Palo Alto Firefighters Habanero Pepper Sauce ($7)
Few things are hotter than a firefighter, and this Palo Alto hot sauce is made by an actual one. With about medium-hot heat, it's filled with habaneros, jalapeños, and a touch of paprika and cumin for flavor. Sprinkle some of this into your cocktail for a real kick.