Passionate Serrano Margarita
|||3 oz. Don Julio Silver Blanco Tequila|
|||2 oz. Grand Marnier Liqueur (+1/2 oz)|
|||4 oz. Passionfruit Reduction|
|||1/4 cup agave nectar simple syrup|
|||1/4 cup serrano infused lime juice (+1 tbsp.)|
|||sea salt-lime rim (dip glass in serrano infused lime then salt)|
| Method: |
|1.||Place all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake for 30 seconds vigorously. Dip the glass in Serrano infused lime juice then the sea salt mixture. Pour shaker into a tall glass with 1 square ice cube. Garnish with 1 tablespoon of chopped serrano chiles on top and half ounce of Grand Marnier floater.
| Passionfruit Reduction: |
|||12 oz. passionfruit juice|
|||1 cup The Perfect Purée Passion Fruit Concentrate, thawed|
| Agave Simple Syrup: |
|||1/2 cup agave nectar, light|
|||1/2 cup water|
|||1 piece star anise, toasted|
| Lime-Sea Salt: |
|||1/2 oz. kosher salt|
|||zest of 1 lime|
| Serrano Infused Lime Juice: |
|||juice of 6 limes|
|||4 serrano chiles, deseeded and pounded in mortar and pestle|
|||2 sprigs mint|
|||pinch of kosher salt|
| Method: |
|1.||Place the passionfruit juice and puree in a medium sized sauce pan. Reduce over medium heat and simmer for 1 hour. Remove from heat and place in fridge to chill.
Combine water, agave nectar and toasted star anise. Bring to a boil in a small saucepan. Let simmer for 15 minutes and remove.
Combine sea salt and zest of 1 lime.
Juice limes into large bowl and deseed and chop Serrano chiles. Muddle chiles with a mortor and pestle until soft. Add lime juice in batches while working into the chile. Season with sea salt and mint at end.