Making this Gordon Ramsay Steak cocktail at home means taking time to infuse your own tequila, but the results are worth the effort. The spicy habanero peppers magnify the already-aggressive agave spirit. But the cinnamon sugar on the rim of the glass comes to the rescue to smooth everything over on the back end of each sip.
■ 2 oz. pineapple/habanero-infused Casa Noble Silver Tequila
■ 1 oz. Cointreau
■ 1 oz. agave syrup
■ 2 oz. lime juice
■ 1/2 oz. passion fruit puree
■ 1 half pineapple
■ 1 habanero pepper
■ cinnamon sugar as garnish
Cube, muddle or blend half a pineapple. Dice 1 habanero pepper, removing seeds. Combine with 1 bottle of Casa Noble or your favorite blanco tequila. Let sit for 5 to 7 days.
Combine tequila, Cointreau, agave syrup, passion fruit puree and lime juice. Add ice and shake well. Strain into rocks glass rimmed with cinnamon sugar.