slow burn tequila

3 oranges, sliced thin

2 cinnamon sticks

2 ruby peppers

3 fresno peppers, sliced


combine with roughly two bottles of white tequila.  soak for 4-5 days.  any more and the spice gets out of hand.

i’m really happy with how this one came out.  the orange and cinnamon form a lovely bridge between the smoke and spice of the tequila and the medium-hot spice plateau the peppers take you to.  it’s nice, in that it levels out just when you think it’s going to get too hot, and stays with you for just a minute or two before it dissipates, leaving a lingering warmth in the belly.


About Dallas Taylor

Dallas Taylor is the grandson of a rum-runner, a valedictorian, a handyman, and a good Catholic girl. He lives and writes in Seattle, and builds things for a living in his spare time. In 2010, he attended the Clarion Writers’ Workshop.
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