Ghost Tequila: Not For The Faint Of Heart

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Ghost Tequila, a blend of 100% agave tequila from Jalisco, Mexico and spicy Indian ghost pepper, is a hot, new spirit from Boston bartender Chris Moran.

While trying to come up with a new shot that would grab the attention of those drinking at his bar, Chris created something that would spice up their evening and keep them coming back for more. After trying different concepts, he settled on infusing tequila with the insanely hot Indian ghost pepper — giving birth to Ghost Tequila – 80 proof, great as a shot (no lime or salt needed because it is very smooth), perfect mixed in cocktails.

I have tried it both ways, and as a fan of spicy cocktails, I would say this tequila is very drinkable, even by those who are not as into fiery drinks.

As of right now, I have not been able to locate a bar or beverage store in North Texas with Ghost Tequila…but I have a feeling that this is going to change soon.

Ghost Tequila is coming to your town. Richard Alexander Pomes, known as the man who made Fireball Cinnamon Whisky famous as their first National Brand Ambassador, will be hitting the road again to drink Ghost Tequila with everyone he meets. Keep an eye on the Ghost Tequila website for more details.

Summer will be here before you know it. So I thought I would give you a refreshing poolside cocktail recipe, made with Ghost Tequila. This is my basic Paloma recipe, switching out the tequila. I like an array of citrus flavors as you can tell with the addition of orange and lime juices. I hope you enjoy!

Ghost of Paloma

2 ounces of Ghost Tequila
1 ounce of grapefruit juice
1/2 ounce of orange juice
Splash of lime juice
1 1/2 ounce club soda or grapefruit soda
1 grapefruit wedge (garnish)
Kosher salt (optional)

Pour the kosher salt on a plate. Rub half of the rim of a cocktail glass with grapefruit wedge; dip rim of glass into kosher salt, if desired. Combine Ghost Tequila, grapefruit, orange, and lime juices in the glass. Add ice, and top with club soda or grapefruit soda. Garnish with grapefruit wedge. Yields one cocktail.