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Bell Pepper Margarita

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 2
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A spicy cocktail made with bell pepper puree and tequila. Adapted from MORE + LESS -

Stephanie Wise
January 11, 2015


red bell pepper, chopped and pureed in a food processor or blender
cup tomato juice
cup sweet and sour mix
Hot sauce, to taste
ounces silver tequila


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  • 1
    In a large bowl or glass, stir together 1/4 cup of the red bell pepper puree with the tomato juice, sweet and sour mix and hot sauce to taste. Pour the mixture into a cocktail shaker.
  • 2
    Add tequila to the cocktail shaker and close. Carefully and slowly shake to combine ingredients.
  • 3
    Pour mixture through a strainer into two margarita or martini glasses rimmed with crushed Bugles™, if desired. Chill glasses one hour before serving.

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More About This Recipe
My childhood memories can be broken down into two categories: Eating Bugles, and not eating them.

One category is filled with happy times of putting the chips on my fingers and eating them one by one; the other...well, I’d rather not talk about it.

In case you don’t know, Bugles are the bomb-diggety. So much so, I just said “bomb diggety.” And this probably will never happen again. So, if your childhood is void of any blissful memories with these cone-shaped corn chips, fear not! There’s no day like today to Bugle-fy your life.

Here are 10 uber awesome ways to “pimp” your Bugles:

1.) Use them as fingernails. I can’t stress this enough: This NEVER gets old. What’s more fun than eating chips? Eating them off your fingertips, that’s what!

2.) Serve them with your favorite dip. Swap out those boring old potato chips for Original or Nacho-flavored Bugles and serve them with guacamole, salsa or ranch dip at your next get-together. The dip table just became the cool kids table.

3.) Toss them in your favorite snack or trail mix. Mix together Original or Nacho Bugles with pretzels, Chex Mix and mixed nuts for a savory treat, or add Caramel or Chocolate Peanut Butter Bugles to a trail mix with raisins, pretzels and cheese crackers for a little sweetness.

4.) Use them as breadcrumbs. The best things in life are breaded in Bugles – baked mac n’ cheese, chicken, meatloaf… the list goes on. It’s seriously good!

5.) Get your DIY on! Bugles make great homemade (non-edible, of course) decorations for picture frames, ornaments, etc. Kids can use them to make fun and easy crafts, and then snack on the unused leftovers.

6.) Make a Bugle snack necklace. Thread a needle and fishing wire through different flavored Bugles (Original, Nacho and Caramel shown here) to make a sweet and savory snack necklace for your next party (or whenever you feel like wearing some Bugle bling).

7.) Fill ‘em up! Peanut butter-filled Chocolate Peanut Butter Bugles… just about the best seven words I’ve ever heard in my life. Frosting, nacho cheese and cream cheese are just a few other fillings that kick up any flavored Bugles up a notch.

8.) Make a pie crust. Take 1 ¼ cups crushed Chocolate Peanut Butter or Caramel Bugles and mix them with 5 tablespoons of melted unsalted butter, press the filling into a pie pan and bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes for a unique twist on the graham cracker or chocolate cookie pie crust.

9.) Top a sweet sundae with leftover Bugles for extra crunch and flavor.

10.) Rim a cocktail with crushed Bugles. This Bell Pepper Margarita is the perfect pairing for a Bugle-rimmed cocktail.

Bugle-fied Snack Recipes

Honey-Roasted Chex Mix Recipe
Sugar-and-Spice Snack Mix Recipe
Load 'n Go Gorp Recipe

What’s your favorite way to use Bugles? Share in the comments below!

Stephanie (aka Girl Versus Dough) joined Tablespoon to share her adventures in the kitchen. Check out Stephanie’s Tablespoon member profile and keep checking back for her own personal recipes on Tablespoon!

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