A rim of gochujang (Korean chile paste) and gochugaru (Korean chile powder) creates warming layers of heat in this tart and spicy take on a margarita. You can order gochujang and gochugaru online or find them at your local Asian grocery store.
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2 ounces tequila, preferably Avión
1 ounce triple sec
1 ounce lime juice
1 teaspoon gochujang, plus more for rim
Gochugaru, for rim
How to Make It
Combine tequila, triple sec, lime juice, and 1 teaspoon gochujang in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until chilled and diluted, about 20 seconds.
Using a small offset spatula, paint the rim of a rocks glass with gochujang, and dust with gochugaru. Fill glass with ice, and strain drink over ice.
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