El Rio Picante

1 drink

Maggie Mae Dale (IG: @magstuhh) / Forge & Foundry Distillery, Stillwater, MN; Featured in The Perfect Purée 2021 Calendar; Photo by Forge & Foundry Distillery

    • 2 oz. Forge and Foundry Rum
    • 1 oz. The Perfect Purée Chipotle Sour blend, thawed
    • 1/2 oz. pineapple juice
    • 1/2 oz. lime juice
    • 1/4 oz. agave
    • 1 full dropper of Chili Tincture*, (8-10 drops)
    • Chipotle Salted Rim**
Combine Chipotle Sour, lime, pineapple juice, Chili Tincture and rum in a cocktail shaker. Add ice. Shake 10-15 secs. Strain over fresh ice in a half rimmed rocks glass rimmed with Chipotle Salt. Garnish with lime slice.
For the *Chili Tincture:
    • 6 small-medium habanero chilis, (with seeds)
    • Overproof vodka (150 proof)
Method for the Chili Tincture:
Slice chilis and cover with vodka. Let stand in a closed mason jar 24-48 hours, or until desired chili flavor is achieved. Finely strain into a dropper bottle.