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Spicy Cortez Cocktail – Sea of Cortez Sea Salt

Now that’s one refreshing drink. Clean, spicy, herbaceous and citrusy. It took 3 tries to perfect it. Oh the woes.

I just received a gift in the mail from a friend of my cousin’s down in Tucson, where I hail from. I kind of have this obsession with salt. I’ve ordered it online because, well, it just makes me feel fancy. Fleur de sel, black lava salt, Hawaiian sea salt…but this recent gift takes the cake. It’s gourmet sea salt from the Sea of Cortez and it comes in a hand-embroidered bag from the women of a village in Sonora, Mexico. The salt is harvested from salt ponds along the Sea of Cortez. The sale of these salts goes to supporting these women. SOLD! Seriously people. Obsessed. The texture, the taste. It’s moist, crunchy and rustic. Everything was divine. Inspired by the salt’s origin I created a minxy little cocktail. Danger danger. These are chrondigity.

TO ORDER YOUR OWN Sea of Cortez Gourmet Sea Salt, please click here. And really do. It’s quite divine. The bags can even be customized for special gifts like bridal shower gifts, etc.

Spicy Cortez (makes 2, or 1 healthy pour)

3 oz Sauza Hornitos Tequila
1 serano chile pepper, sliced into large chunks
5 slices of cucumber
2 Tb cilantro
2 oz Grand Marnier
Juice of 2 limes
1.5 oz simple syrup
3 oz soda water

Mix the first 4 ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Let stand about 15 min. Add remaining ingredients, shake. Rub a lime around the rim of the glass and dip in the salt. Pour over ice. Enjoy. Repeat. Enjoy. Repeat.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 1:00 pm

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