El Beso Ardiente (The Spicy Kiss) Cocktail

Serves 1

Have you ever had salsa so spicy that you were afraid to stop eating it for fear your mouth would catch fire? Well, El Beso Ardiente keeps you sipping for the same reason. This margarita-based cocktail is balanced by the sweet of the Tajín seasoning, but they don’t call it The Spicy Kiss without reason: Your lips will feel the drink as much as your tongue, so gracias a Dios for the chips and salsa.

2 ounces Tequila Silver
1 ounce agave nectar
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 jalapeño, sliced
Tajín seasoning

In cocktail mixer, muddle slices of red bell pepper and jalapeño. Add tequila, agave nectar, and lime juice. Shake, double strain, then serve on the rocks in lowball glass rimmed with Tajín seasoning. Garnish with sliced jalapeño and red bell pepper.

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