Selena

Adapted by StarChefs.com
May 2022

INGREDIENTS:

Ancho-infused Dry Curaçao:
(Yield: 750 milliliters)
6 dried ancho chiles
One 750-milliliter bottle dry Curaçao
Smoked Pineapple Juice:
Pineapple juice
To Assemble and Serve:
(Yield: 1 cocktail)
1 ½ ounces reposado tequila
½ ounce passion fruit syrup
½ ounce lime juice
Ancho chile powder
Coarse salt
Edible flower

METHOD:

For the Ancho-infused Dry Curaçao

Put chiles in a nonreactive container. Pour Curaçao over chiles. Cover the container and let sit 48 hours. Strain and transfer to a bottle.

For the Smoked Pineapple Juice

Fill about two-thirds of a large jar with pineapple juice. Using a smoking gun filled with applewood chips, fill container with a thick smoke. Cover the jar and let sit until juice absorbs all of the smoke.

To Assemble and Serve

In a cocktail shaker, combine tequila, passion fruit syrup, lime juice, 1 ½ ounces Smoked Pineapple Juice, and 1 ½ ounces Ancho-infused Dry Curaçao. Shake vigorously. In a shallow bowl, combine ancho chile powder and salt. Coat the rim of a high ball glass with the ancho chile mixture then fill the glass with ice. Pour the cocktail in and garnish with an edible flower.