Saturday, May 19, 2012

Some like it hot: Goat Cheese and Poblano Chile Guacamole AND Pomegranate Margaritas w/ Habanero Tequila

Welcome to the weekend. Its currently 80 degrees in Atlanta and sultry. We like it hot. I have just returned from a four day work trip and need a dip in the pool, alone time with my husband and quite possibly, a cocktail. I am whipping up some delicious vittles today with some poolside time in mind. Today is the double yum presentation of Goat Cheese and Poblano Chile Guacamole and a little something to wet that whistle. How about a Pomegranate Margarita with a little Habanero infused Tequila?  Yes please! From my kitchen to yours, let's get the party started. Have a gorgeous weekend.

Goat Cheese and Poblano Chili Guacamole

4 Avocados
1 tsp salt
juice from 1 lime
1 jalapeno pepper finely minced (keep seeds you love it with a little more kick.)
1 bunch cilantro chopped (approx 1 cup.)
1 plum tomato chopped
2 T goat cheese
Roast 1 poblano chili on a baking sheet on 450 for about 15 mins until skin starts to blacken and char. Remove, let cool fully and then peel off skin. Seed, de-stem, and dice finely.
Mash avocados and fold in other ingredients. Pour some delicious chips into a bowl ( I love Baked Tostito scoops and Xochitl. Dig in. Say yum.

Pomegranate Margarita with Habanero Tequila

Ingredients and Directions for for Habanero Tequila
2 c. silver tequila
2 habanero chilis washed, cut in half

Place ingredients in mason jar or glass bottle. Cover tightly and shake. Store in cool, dark place and shake daily. Taste each daily until flavor you desire is achieved (2-4 days is the rec for tequila.) Strain through a fine mesh strainer (or coffee filter) into another clean, airtight container. Store in fridge.

To make the margaritas:
1/2 c. habanero tequila
1/4 c. triple sec
1/4 c. fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
1/2 c. pomegranate juice
1/2 c. simple syrup
4 tsp fresh pomegranate seeds for garnish
lime slices for garnish

Place ice in large pitcher. Add all ingredients except garnish. Stir. Strain into ice-filled glasses. Garnish with seeds and lime wedges. Enjoy several.


TKW said...

Oh, I am so coming to your house. That guac, those drinks...ahhh, bliss.

Brian Miller said...

oh dang those margaritas sound delicious...need to try that...

mermaid gallery said...

that is my kind of party!...Ole!!!

MommyLisa said...

Ummmm. Holy YUM!

K A B L O O E Y said...

Can you blow up another pool float for me? Better make it a big one. Man, those two recipes sound so good.