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Hot Ass Daniellita

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

In the spirit of the previous post about how beneficial spicy foods are, I want to share this special cocktail. This was my favorite summer cocktail and now it’s just my favorite for any season. It’s basically a spicy grapefruit margarita. My Friend Sarah, from the Alice radio show 97.3, coined it the “Hot Ass Daniellita” and it stuck.

 

habaneros

Ingredients

2 habanero chiles, halved

Thin string like fishing line or dental floss (no flavor)

Fresh Pink grapefruit juice

Tommy’s Margarita Mix or Fresh lime and blue agave nectar

Himalayan Pink Salt or Kosher salt (optional)

Fresh lime

 

 

 Preparation

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Tie chili halves with string. Lower them into the bottle with the string hanging over the top. Let steep 3 hours, or longer if you like it spicy. Pull out the stringed chillies and discard.

If you want salt, pour enough onto a small plate to cover about 1/4″ of the glass rim. Spin a wedge of lime around the rim and dip into the salt to lightly coat.

Fill with ice and top with 1/3 tequila, 1/3 grapefruit juice and 1/3 Tommy’s.

Bring on the Heat

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

Spices_2*Adding spices to meals can hike up your metabolism and improve your heart and health. Penn State University researchers prepared identical fat meals for two groups of volunteers, then added a mix of spices-including rosemary, oregano, and cinnamon-to the meal of one group. Eating rich foods typically increases blood levels of insulin and triglyceride fats, which heightens the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Volunteers eating the spicy meal saw increases in triglycerides and insulin that were 31 percent and 21 percent lower, respectively, than those of the group who ate the blander offering. Study author Sheila West suspects the antioxidants in spices are responsible.

*The Week: Dec. 28 2012-Jan 4 2013