Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mango Chili Lime Shots

Hello Fellow Gelologists,

A friend of mine is traveling in Guatemala with her five year old son. Adventurous you might say, but that's Kristen. The two of them are having a great time and easting some of the most delicious fruit imaginable. Four years ago I traveled there with my friend Claire and stayed in the city of Antigua. There was an enormous mango tree just on the edge of her block. The fruit from this tree was amazing. Even better, was the lime juice and chili powder we added to the sweetest mangos ever tasted.

So here is a Guatemelan inspired gelatin shot.

Mango Lime Chili Madness
2 cup Mango nectar
4 envelopes unflavored gelatin
2 Tbsp sugar
3 Tbsp lime juice
1/2 cup Tequila
1/2 cup Lime Captain Morgan Rum
1/2 cup Margarita mix
1/2 cup Triple Sec
Chili powder

In a microwave proof bowl, sprinkle the unflavored gelatin over the mango, lime juice, and sugar until boiling. If the mango juice is from fresh mangoes, you must boil it first and then let cool. Otherwise, enzymes inside the mango will breakdown the gelatin. If the juice is pasteurized, no problem. Stir, let cool, then add the alcohol.

Pour the mixture into molds or a baking dish and refrigerate for two hours.
Before serving, lightly sprinkle lime juice and chili powder on the top.


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