You may remember my Pizza Sliders Adventure from a couple of weeks ago. From that Adventure, I still had Pizza sauce and mozzarella sauce. Plus I had some pepperoni that I had gotten for my tropical hideaway getaway to have with some cheese and crackers. So as always I wasn’t going to let all of these fabulous ingredients go to waste.

Another Pizza Inspired Appetizer

One thing that I typically have around the house is tortillas so I decided that I would create pizza quesadillas. Essentially instead of having a pizza crust, I am using corn tortillas as the vessel to hold all the toppings of a pizza.

Spicy Cocktail Ingredients

For the cocktail of this Adventure, I had a bottle of Green Chile Vodka that my dad had gotten in a sampler pack of St. George Vodka. He wasn’t going to be using it so I decided I would take it and give it a shot. I’ve had it sitting on my counter for several weeks trying to figure out what I was going to create. Then inspiration finally hit me! I had gotten some jalapeños for meal prep plus I had that jalapeño limeade that I first used in my Spicy Jalapeño Mint Margarita.

Muddled Jalapeños

First I muddled a few jalapeños just to help release some of the juices within. I thought it would be a nice touch to get some fresh jalapeño taste to the cocktail. I added a couple of cubes of ice then added a squeeze of half a lime. Then splashed in the Green Chile Vodka along with the jalapeño limeade.

Spicy Vodka Limeade

  • Jalapeño slices (Save one for garnish)

  • Lime (Save a slice for garnish)

  • 2 oz of Green Chile Vodka

  • 3 oz of Jalapeño Limeade

  • ice

 
Spicy Vodka Limeade

The first sip is a melody of wonderful citrus notes from the fresh lime juice and the limeade. Then the heat starts to come but it actually isn’t too extreme of a level since it is leveled out by the lime. I think a little more sweetness would have made this a perfect cocktail. I would have loved to add a honey syrup to create a Spicy Honey Vodka Limeade.

Olive Oil

Now let’s get back to these pizza quesadillas, shall we? To help maintain that Italian flavor of pizza I decided to use some Olive Oil to give the tortillas some color.

Sauce It Up

Now to get a ladle of that pizza sauce to apply an even coat across the surface of the tortilla. I needed to finish off the pizza sauce so I was able to create a couple of pizza quesadillas to enjoy.

Top It Off

After the sauce, it was time that I sprinkled on some Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and a few red pepper flakes. Then it’s time to layer up on those toppings that make any pizza essential, cheese, and pepperoni. Four slices were the perfect amount to cover the entire surface of the corn tortilla. After getting the tortilla crisped on one side I layered another tortilla and flipped it to get the other tortilla heated.

Pizza Quesadillas

I’ll admit it may not be my prettiest presentation but sometimes that isn’t everything. Thinking back I don’t know why I didn’t chop up some jalapeños to put on the pizza quesadilla. It really would have helped add some additional spice and a bit of freshness. However, if I’m comparing the quesadillas to the pizza sliders I would go with the sliders every time. I think it was because the sliders had a little more substance from the french sliders. I still enjoyed the quesadillas though because what isn’t to like with all of that cheese and pepperoni.

Website: St George Vodka

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I’m sure we are all familiar with a classic cheese quesadilla. But how about ones with a twist? What is the most unique quesadilla you’ve ever had?

Let me know down below in the comments and be sure to share with friends and family that would enjoy this Happy Hour.

May the adventures continue! Cheers!

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  1. I think you need to tag Trader Joe's in this! I love all the ingredients you've used from TJ's! So, one of my favorites with the Limeade, is muddled basil, and vodka with it. MOST tasty!

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