Chef Elizabeth Karmel of Hill Country Barbecue in New York City serves this infused tequila drizzled over everything from grilled fish to grilled peaches.
- 1⁄4 tsp. whole allspice
- 1⁄4 tsp. black peppercorns
- 1⁄4 tsp. cumin seeds
- 1 pint tequila blanco
- 3-5 fresh or dried red Thai chiles, smashed with side of a knife**
- 1 smoked black cardamom pod (optional)
**Correction: August 22, 2011 An earlier version of this recipe did not include smoked black cardamom, as mentioned in Elizabeth Karmel's related article. 1 smoked black cardamom pod (optional) has been added to the ingredients list.