How to Make Pico Backs

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PB and jelly. Frostys and french fries. Watermelon and feta. Whiskey and pickle juice. There are so many strange combos that make life interesting. Enter the Pico Back, a citrusy riff on the classic Pickle Back, but with the same basic principle of chasing your alcohol with something completely neutralizing.

The first step: Make yourself some pico de gallo.

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Pico Backs
Servings
pico back
Servings
pico back
Ingredients
12 Roma tomatoes, slightly under ripe is fine
2 cups cilantro leaves, fresh
2 - 3 jalapeños, depending on spice preference
Instructions
DICE up onion and tomato.
CHOP the cilantro.
SLICE 1 or 2 jalapeños in half. With a spoon, scrape out the seeds. Leave in some of the white membranes for more heat.
DICE the jalapeños very finely.
TOSS the ingredients into a mixing bowl.
SLICE the lime in half and squeeze the juice from half a lime the bowl. Sprinkle with salt, and stir together until combined.
LET the mix rest for 10 minutes. Boom. Pico de gallo.
STRAIN off some of the pico juice.
FILL up shot glasses side by side, one with your favorite tequila the other with that pico juice.
DRINK! Tequila first, then chase it with the tart, sour and slightly sweet pico juice. Party on.
Ingredients
12 Roma tomatoes, slightly under ripe is fine
2 cups cilantro leaves, fresh
2 - 3 jalapeños, depending on spice preference
Instructions
DICE up onion and tomato.
CHOP the cilantro.
SLICE 1 or 2 jalapeños in half. With a spoon, scrape out the seeds. Leave in some of the white membranes for more heat.
DICE the jalapeños very finely.
TOSS the ingredients into a mixing bowl.
SLICE the lime in half and squeeze the juice from half a lime the bowl. Sprinkle with salt, and stir together until combined.
LET the mix rest for 10 minutes. Boom. Pico de gallo.
STRAIN off some of the pico juice.
FILL up shot glasses side by side, one with your favorite tequila the other with that pico juice.
DRINK! Tequila first, then chase it with the tart, sour and slightly sweet pico juice. Party on.

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