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Spicy Seahawks Margarita

by James Stevenson

Living in Seattle has been amazing and we are lucky to have an amazing football team here that inspired todays cocktail. I created this chili and pineapple Margarita and paired it with the ultimate party food; nachos! Take your next game day party up a notch with a Spicy Seahawks Margarita and loaded nachos to match!

, Spicy Seahawks Margarita

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces of tequila
  • 2 ounces of pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce of lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce of chili simple syrup
  • salt for rimming the glass
  • 1/2 cup of ice

Garnish: Pineapple slice and whole chili

Instructions:

  1. Add tequila, pineapple juice, lime juice, chili simple syrup and ice to a cocktail shaker
  2. Rim serving glass with salt
  3. Shake then pour into serving glass

Triple Decker Nachos

Ingredients:

  • 2 x 13 ounces bags of tortilla chips (you may have some leftovers for a snack later)
  • 1 pound of cooked and seasoned ground beef or shredded chicken (or both for the hardcore version)
  • 1 pound of cooked and chopped bacon (this is optional and is for the hardcore version)
  • 1 can of black beans drained and cooked with some coconut milk and spices (feel free to improvise here with your favorite seasonings also this is my secret for cooking beans – the coconut milk)
  • 2 cups of shredded cheese of your choice
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1-2 deseeded jalapeño peppers, chopped (this optional depending on how much heat you like)
  • Other toppings include: salsa, Valentina Hot Sauce, sour cream, black olives, cilantro and guacamole

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil
  2. Spread 1/3 of the tortilla chips on the baking sheet
  3. Add 1/3 of the meat, bacon, black beans, shredded cheese, cherry tomatoes, red onion, jalapeño and black olives
  4. Repeat this 2 more times and maybe 3 depending on the amount of toppings you have
  5. Bake for 10-20 minutes or until cheese is melted
  6. Use a spatula and serve nachos in squares like you would serve lasagna or other method lol
  7. Let guests garnish with salsa, Valentina Hot Sauce, sour cream, black olives, cilantro and guacamole
  8. Enjoy!

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