I love papaya, but sometimes one large papaya can be too much to handle. A little bit could go a long way when making fruit salads, smoothies and even dressings. Whenever I purchase a large papaya, I always tend to have some left over. It ripens quickly and goes to waste before I have time to prepare something healthy and delicious.
The last time I purchased a Hawaiian papaya, the leftover piece was used for a refreshing spicy papaya margarita. Since ripe papaya tends to be very sweet, I decided to add a bit of a kick to my cocktail and infuse it with spicy serrano peppers. The flavors were amazing! Resembling the taste of papaya with chile powder from a street vendor, this cocktail was mouthwatering, unique and with a special twist.
Don’t let that extra piece of papaya go to waste, prepare a cocktail and toast to the end of summer. Salud!