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Spicy Matcha Margaritas
Who knew the tropics could get this HOT?! Add some sizzle to your summer with this spicy pineapple matcha margarita! An exotic & exciting favorite for sipping beach-side, this cocktail’s heat is undeniable.
1 tsp. White Tropical Tea 1 tsp. Matcha 3 Tbsp. Lime Frost Sea Salt (optional drink rimmer)
12 oz. filtered water 1 Tbsp. honey 4 oz. lime juice 8 oz. pineapple juice 8 oz. tequila 1 jalapeño, sliced 2 limes, sliced (optional garnish) 1 pineapple, sliced (optional garnish)
Preparation: HEAT filtered water to 175°F. Steep White Tropical Tea for 2 mins. Strain. Stir in honey until dissolved. Set aside for a couple of mins. and then refrigerate until cool. Add lime juice, pineapple juice, tequila, cooled tea, and Matcha into a large cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously.
RIM four margarita glasses with Lime Frost Sea Salt. Fill with ice. Pour margaritas into each glass and add 1-3 jalapeño slices (depending on the desired level of heat). Garnish with lime and/or pineapple slices.
Zahtar Chickpea Salad
Fresh jalapeño, lemon, and Zahtar Spice Blend create this Middle Eastern fusion of flavors. This zesty dressing is tossed with toasted chickpeas, crispy greens, cucumber, and crunchy farro for a salad that’s both fresh and full of inviting flavor!
2 tsp. Lemon Sugar ¼ cup Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil ½ tsp. Lemon Verbena 1 ½ tsp. Zahtar Spice Blend 1 tsp. Vik’s Garlic Fix! Spice Blend Florida Sunshine Spice Blend, to taste
1 medium jalapeño, seeded and chopped 2 Tbsp. lemon juice (1 medium lemon) 1 cup farro 15 oz. can chickpeas drained, rinsed, and dried 1 Tbsp. butter 2 cups coarse chopped hearty greens, such as kale 1 medium cucumber, sliced
PROCESS jalapeño, Lemon Sugar, and lemon juice in a mini food processor until jalapeño is finely minced. With the processor running, slowly add Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Mix in Lemon Verbena and Zahtar Spice Blend and let flavors bloom about 15 mins. COOK farro according to manufacturer’s directions adding Vik’s Garlic Fix! Spice Blend to the water. SEAR chickpeas in butter until chickpeas start to pop and take on a golden color. COMBINE farro with the chickpeas, greens, and cucumber. Add about half the prepared dressing and toss. Add a few grinds of Florida Sunshine Spice Blend to taste; serve with extra dressing on the side.