June 22, 2011

Happy Summer Solstice!

In honor of yesterday's summer solstice, its time we officially kick off the summer season with a bit of sexy and spicy, while keeping on the skinny. Check out this sultry Chile Martini from the mixologists at the Hyatt Tamaya Resort & Spa in New Mexico... its sure to light a fire in more places than your mouth!

  • 2.5 oz of Tequila
  • 1 tsp of Mango Chile Puree
  • Splash of Fresh Lime Juice (to taste)
  • Cayenne Salt (for the rim)
  • Chile Pepper (for garnish)
Place in shaker over ice, shake and strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with small chili pepper.

Why chiles?
  • Buh-bye OJ! Red chiles contain high amounts of vitamin C and carotene and one fresh, medium sized green chile is equivalent to the Vitamin C in six oranges.*
  • Chile peppers are a good source of most B vitamins, and vitamin B6 in particular!*
  • They are very high in potassium, magnesium, and iron.*
*Source: Wikipedia
**Photo provided by Cocktail Culture