Pineapple Jalapeño Infused Tequila

Pineapple Jalapeño Infused Tequila

Infusing alcohol is one of the easiest ways to serve up a killer cocktail! After constantly ordering the Spicy Margarita at Brick + Mortar in Santa Monica, I decided it was time to get to work creating my own. Vodka is one of the most common spirits to infuse since it’s relatively flavorless, but light spirits like silver tequila work just as well. Pick bold flavors when coming up with your infusion of choice! Pineapple and jalepeño are the perfect complement to a smoky tequila. The spiciness of the jalepeño cuts through the alcohol while the pineapple adds a natural sweetness. The best part of the infusion process is that the alcohol is basically cocktail-ready! Freshly squeezed limes, a splash of pineapple juice, and a bit of triple sec are combined with the infused tequila in a cocktail shaker. No muddling necessary! Prep Time: 45 mins  – 3/4 days for infusion Ingredients: Infused Tequila Serves: 750 ml 750 ml bottle of blanco (silver) tequila 1 small pineapple, sliced 3 jalepeños, sliced and seeded Pineapple-Jalepeño Tequila Cocktail Serves: 1 1 1/2 ounces pineapple-jalepeño infused tequila 1 ounce pineapple juice 1/2 ounce triple sec 1 lime, fresh squeezed juice 2 cubes, ice Lime wedge and sea salt to garnish Preparation:  Place the sliced pineapple and jalepeños in a large, quart-sized jar. Pour in the bottle of tequila, mix the contents, then seal the jar. Refrigerate for 2 or 3 days depending on your desired level of spiciness. After 2-3 days, remove the jalepeños from the jar, leaving in the pineapple for another day or two. After the additional day or two, remove the pineapple...
New Music Monday: March 2015 Playlist

New Music Monday: March 2015 Playlist

This month’s playlist is comprised of recent releases by some major acts in hip-hop as well as a handful of fresh tracks from a bad-ass crew of women leading the rock revolution! The diversity of artists is a testament to the type of quality, genre-bending music that is gaining traction. Drake’s latest mixtape is an instant hook with his weightless verses and free-flowing rhythm, while Kendrick Lamar comes through with one of the catchiest tracks of the year, his funkadelic “King Kunta.” Courtney Barnett’s new EP was one of the best releases this month. As a breakthrough artist, her eccentric, grunge-rock persona is brilliantly captured by her delightfully simple, yet quirky poetic lyrics about the everyday mundane. This EP is a must listen from start to finish!     1) Giant Peach- Wolf Alice 2) Untitled- feat. Scar- Killer Mike 3) Feel Right- Mark Ronson, Mystikal 4) Stoic Resemblance- Helio Sequence 5) No Way Out (Redux)- Warpaint 6) Hard Time- Seinabo Sey 7) Santa Fe- Beirut 8) Chess- Petite Noir 9) Electric Love- BORNS 10) 10 Bands- Drake 11) Elevator Operator- Courtney Barnett 12) Pedestrian at Best- Courtney Barnett 13) King Kunta- Kendrick Lamar 14) Sleep Sound- Jamie xx   Follow me on...