Joe's cinnamon orange tequila shots ~ Ham Pie Sandwiches

05 June 2014

Joe's cinnamon orange tequila shots

Joe's cinnamon orange tequila shots

Our friend Chrissy filed her dissertation paperwork and will be receiving her PhD in two weeks. This calls for a celebration! Tequila shots all around!

Yes, tequila shots: those things with which you and all your friends probably had at least one bad experience in college. (Second place: Jägermeister.) But! When you go for a nice bottle of añejo silver instead of the ubiquitous Jose Cuervo, somehow the experience improves. A lot.

The typical tequila shot requires salt and lemon. You lick the back of your left hand in the flat space at the junction of thumb and index finger, sprinkle on some salt, and pick up a wedge of lemon. In your right hand is the shot of tequila. Lick the salt, take the shot, and bite the lemon. One tequila shot.

That's okay if you want to strip all the enamel off your teeth. This method is better.

Instead of salt and lemon, we use cinnamon and orange. This combination was pioneered by our friend Joe, again during the much more tequila-centric days of college. And what a huge difference it makes.

Needless to say, you'll want to do this on a full stomach. These are tequila shots, after all.

Joe's cinnamon orange tequila shots

(Yes, our grout is indeed 80 years old. Fun times!)

Joe's cinnamon orange tequila shots

orange wedges
good añejo tequila of your choice

We're going to do this step by step.

First, pour a shot of your tequila. Set it aside for a moment.

Lick your hand and sprinkle on some cinnamon. Not too much -- this is not the cinnamon challenge. Just get a tap or two out of the bottle.

Pick up a piece of orange in your cinnamon hand. It should look like this.

Joe's cinnamon orange tequila shots

Pick up your tequila shot with your other hand. Lick the cinnamon, take the shot, and eat the orange.

Have you ever had such a good tequila shot?

If you object to getting cinnamon on your hand, you can change up the situation by simply sprinkling a little cinnamon on your orange slice. Then just take the shot and bite the slice, no licking required. Either way is delicious. This second way just won't leave your hand smelling charmingly like a pastry shop.

A fitting celebration for achieving a PhD.


ami@naivecookcooks said...

Wow such an interesting post!

foodfeud said...

Ha! I like this....

Michelle said...

I love it. No one ever wants to drink (good) tequila with me. Everyone's bad experience with it keeps them away. I've never had a bad experience with it, but I kind of jumped from no tequila to at least Patron. That helps. This sounds so good!

GlutenFreeHappyTummy said...

i am totally trying this tonight! woo! happy saturday! :D

sprinklesandsauce said...

definitely trying that!

Sippity Sup said...

I live in an80yo old house. I love old houses. Tequila too. GREG

Kate said...

Congrats to your friend! I'm sitting here looking at a bottle of tequila. I have an orange in the kitchen and cinnamon in my cabinet. Bad idea? ;)

Rosemary said...

I like to serve tequila shots in salt rimmed limes. Now I am thinking cinnamon rimmed cuties with tequila. What do you think?