Cocktail Recipe: HOT AF (a Middle Eastern spin on the spicy margarita)

Cocktail Recipe: HOT AF (a Middle Eastern spin on the spicy margarita)

Infused with spicy and slightly smoky Aleppo Pepper, this is our Middle Eastern take on the spicy Margarita.

HOT AF (Serves 1)

45ml Aleppo Tequila (see notes below)
15ml Triple Sec
30ml Lime
20ml Agave syrup
Salt/sugar/Aleppo pepper rim (you can find Aleppo pepper at most Middle Eastern shops or spice shops – if you have trouble finding it you can substitute for a 50/50 ratio cayenne pepper and paprika)

Method
Rim glassware in the salt/sugar/Aleppo mix. Add all remaining ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Shake and pour.

To make Aleppo Tequila: Mix 60gm of Aleppo Pepper for 750ml bottle of Tequila of choice. Steam the Tequila in the oven at 85 degrees for 45 minutes. Let it cool, then fine strain.