World Class Rock Recipes: Perry Farrell’s Hot Pepper Margarita

PERRY FARRELL’S HOT PEPPER MARGARITA

Full disclosure, he’s a spokesperson for Maestro Dobel Tequila, so of course he has his own cocktail recipe, and it’s a spicy one…

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ oz. Maestro Dobel Tequila
  • 1 oz. Cointreau
  • ½ oz. simple syrup
  • ½ oz. lime juice
  • ½ oz. Tabasco sauce
  • Egg white (optional; it gives the cocktail some body and froth)
  • Jalapeño pepper slices
  • For garnish Cilantro & Sea salt (optional)

Instructions: Fill a shaker halfway with ice. Combine all ingredients (except jalapeño and salt) and shake. Strain into a salt-rimmed rocks glass and garnish with jalapeño slices and cilantro. Pair with fresh oysters and top with a small spoonful of caviar, or just enjoy as is!

World Class Rock Recipes – Sheryl Crow’s Zucchini Muffins

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This recipe is from her 2011 cookbook If it Makes You Healthy: More Than 100 Delicious Recipes Inspired by the Seasons

Zucchini Muffins

Makes 12 muffins

2 large eggs, preferably omega-3 eggs, beaten
1⁄3 cup packed light brown sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
3 cups grated fresh zucchini
2⁄3 cup canola oil, preferably expeller-pressed, plus more for greasing the muffin tins
2 teaspoons baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup golden raisins

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla. Stir in the grated zucchini, canola oil, baking soda, and salt.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk the flour with the cinnamon and nutmeg. Add the dry ingredients to the zucchini mix and stir well. Finally, stir in the pecans and raisins.

4. Grease a 12-cup muffin tin with canola oil. Spoon the batter into the cups to fill them about 3/4 of the way. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick or small knife inserted in a muffin comes out clean. (Alternatively, spoon the batter into a 8 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until the top of the loaf cracks and a toothpick or small knife inserted in the center of the loaf comes out clean.)

5. Transfer the pan to a wire rack to cool for about 20 minutes. Then run a small paring knife around each muffin and remove them from the muffin tin.