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Bite of the Iguana

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Fueled with pepper-infused tequila, as much hot sauce as you can stand, and sweetened with orange liqueur and sweet cherry tomatoes, this drink is for those who love everything super spicy.


  • Pepper-infused Tequila – 1 1/2 ounces
  • Triple Sec or other Orange Liqueur – 3/4 ounce
  • Sweet and Sour – 1 1/2 ounces
  • Cherry Tomatoes – 1/2 cup, washed, stemmed and halved
  • Garlic – 1 clove, finely minced
  • Green Onion – 1, chopped
  • Worcestershire Sauce – 2 to 3 dashes
  • Tabasco Sauce – 2 dashes
  • Cherry Tomatoes – 2

To make the Sweet and Sour:

  • Sugar Syrup – 1/2 cup
  • Fresh Lemon Juice – 3/4 cup
  • Fresh Lime Juice – 3/4 cup
  • Water – 1/4 cup


  1. To make the sweet and sour, pour all the ingredients into a clean glass jar, with a tight fitting lid.
  2. Close and shake the contents together until well mixed.
  3. Refrigerate until needed.
  4. To make the pepper-infused Tequila, simply place a few chilli peppers (jalapenos, dried red chillies) in a bottle of silver tequila and let it stand for 2 days, depending on the amount of flavor and heat you prefer.
  5. Rub the rim of a chilled margarita glass with a lime wedge and rim with salt.
  6. Blend all the ingredients except garnish with 3 to 4 ice cubes until pureed and smooth.
  7. Pour the blended mixture into the prepared glass.
  8. Garnish with the remaining lime wedge, skewered between two tomatoes.
  9. Serve.
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

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