Strawberries with Tex-Mex Tequila and Black Pepper
Heat Scale: Mild
(or soak crushed piquin chiles in tequila for a few hours and strain)
freshly ground black pepper
mint sprigs for garnish
Combine the strawberries, orange juice, tequila, black pepper, and balsamic vinegar in a bowl and toss well. Cover and chill for 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Spoon the mixture into 6 small glass bowls and garnish with the mint sprigs.