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Passionate Serrano Margarita

1 drink

Charles Voudouris- Team Downey- Venice, CA

    • 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.