Make a spicy grilled shrimp ceviche for Cinco de Mayo using Ghost Tequila instead of minced chile … [+] peppers.
When I took my first sip of Ghost Tequila, I immediately thought that it would be just the thing to upgrade my grilled shrimp ceviche.
Ceviche almost always has minced chiles in it, but because they can be really spicy, you add a small amount to a larger dish. Once the ceviche is made, if you get a bite without any chiles, the sweet heat is missed. I have long added a splash of tequila to my ceviche, but adding the Ghost Tequila to my ceviche adds both the agave spirit and the spicy flavor of ghost peppers. And, most importantly, there is the flavor of the chile in every bite. That consistency was one of the motivations for creating Ghost, although the founders were thinking about making spicy margaritas.
Ghost Tequila was introduced to the market in 2016. It was created by Chris Moran, a former bartender who was looking for a better and more consistent way to make a spicy margarita. After experimenting with all different kinds of chiles, he discovered that the Bhut Jolokia pepper, a.k.a. Ghost pepper, gave him exactly what he was looking for…