The Hornitos Lime shot ("Flavored Tequila") is a 70 proof, Hornitos silver tequila with an extra lime kick. It's an odd, yet delightful lime. It's dry. It's discreet. Mix this up with some tequila mixer and you are hooked up. At least, that's what we had to do.
Granted, the Lime Shot doesn't want the consumer to have to throw in some tequila mixer. No. It does not. However, the alcoholic content demands it from its whimpier of alcohol-purchasing customers (i.e. Your Gentle National Products Reviewer).
What we've discovered is that Hornitos Lime is best when mixed up with food items. Hence, enjoy!
Hornitos® Tequila Lime Shot Chicken
1 cup Hornitos® Lime Shot
½ cup orange juice
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons minced seeded jalapeño chilies
1 ½ tablespoons chili powder
¼ cup honey
¾ teaspoon ground black pepper
6 boneless chicken breast halves
Before adding chicken, mix all other ingredients in a bowl to form a marinade. Once mixed, place marinade in a large resealable bag and add chicken. Refrigerate overnight. Once prepared, place chicken on the grill (low to medium heat) and cook for approximately 15-18 minutes. Remove chicken from the grill.
Tequila Lime Shrimp
- 1lb. large shrimp in shell (21 to 25 per pound), peeled and deveined
- ¼ cup Hornitos® Lime Shot
- 2 tbsp. butter
- ¼ cup green onions
- ¾ cup crema or sour cream
In a mixing bowl, toss shrimp with green onions and ¾ teaspoon coarsely ground pepper. Heat butter in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat until foam subsides, then sauté shrimp, turning, until pink and just cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Reduce heat and add Hornitos® Lime Shot, and increase heat to medium high. Tilt skillet over gas burner to ignite Tequila. Cook, shaking skillet gently once or twice, until flames subside. Remove from heat and stir in crema. Serve sprinkled with chili powder.
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