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Drunk Salsa
with Tequila

We are sure that just with the name of this recipe there will be many people that would like to try it... although we have to confess that you are not going to drink the tequila, it is just part of the ingredients that are used in this exquisite salsa.

In the Mexican recipe book there are many variations of the
drunk salsa. The drunk salsa with tequila, although it is the least spicy of all, it has a medium hotness level and it offers an elaborated flavor, some sweet notes and the unmistakable aroma of the famous agave distillate .

This salsa results excellent for accompanying a good
beef cut or even a succulent grilled fish since the tequila’s flavor opens a world of flavors. The drunk salsa with tequila provides that point of flavor to any of these dishes and it will convert them into a feast .

About the Recipe

  • In this recipe you have to work a bit but all the steps are easy.
  • Our star ingredient is the tequila, we recommend using a good tequila – your salsa will appreciate it.
  • In fact any type of tequila can be used: white, rested, aged, etc.
  • Since a good quality tequila is going to be used also use a good quality oil with the extra virgin olive oil so your salsa will have the best flavor.
  • In about the salsa will be ready.
  • The recipe yields 1 cup.


  • 1/4 cup of Tequila (2 fl oz)
  • 3 Pasilla Peppers (1 oz)
  • 1 Orange (7 oz)
  • 1/2 Onion (2.6 oz)
  • 1 Garlic clove (.1 oz)
  • 2.6 oz of Panela Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon of Salt

  • Cookware

  • 1 Griddle
  • 1 Blender
  • 1 Bowl
  • 1 Cutting Board
  • 1 Tongs
  • 1 Mixing Spatula
  • 1 Knife
  • 1 Orange Squeezer (optional)

  • Directions

    Roast and Blend

    1. Remove the veins and the seeds of 3 pasilla peppers.
    2. Put on a griddle over medium heat the 3 pasilla peppers with the ones you worked and roast them for about 4 minutes, until all their sides are moderately roasted; move them regularly with some tongs.
    3. Transfer from the griddle to a blender, with the tongs, the pasilla peppers that were roasted.
    4. Also add in the blender:
    • The juice of 1 Orange.
    • 1 Garlic clove.

    1. Blend very well the ingredients.
    2. Pour in a bowl the mixture that was blended and reserve.

    Mix All the Ingredients

    1. Dice 2.6 oz of panela cheese, upon completion put them in the bowl and reserve.

    If you are not going to enjoy the drunk salsa with tequila at the end of the preparation don’t add the panela cheese. In this way the salsa will last longer in the refrigerator and when the moment comes of tasting it add the panela cheese.

    1. Finely chop 1/2 onion and pass it to the bowl.
    2. Also add in the bowl:
    • 1/4 cup of Tequila.
    • 1 tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
    • 1/2 tablespoon of Salt.

    1. Mix very well the drunk salsa with tequila with a mixing spatula.

    An Amazing Flavor
    for your Dishes

    Drunk Salsa with Tequila

    Suggestion: Since the salsa has tequila serve on the table drinks with tequila like the margaritas.

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    Additional Info

    These are the pasilla peppers that are used in the preparation.

    If you also want to serve a round of tequilas you will need some shots.

    This extra virgin olive oil will give the best flavor to your salsa because it is Greek and is of excellent quality.

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