Archive for the ‘Recipes’ Category

Quinceaneras are for Divas: Diva Tequila Cupcakes

We’re expecting the gentlemen from Del Bravo for a visit on Monday so I’m doing a little preparation in the kitchen today. Whenever we’re contacted by brand owners who will be coming through San Antonio, we like to invite them to the Tequila Aficionado Headquarters for drinks and a chat.  We like to film a […]

Celebrate Summer with Don Julio

Don Julio Celebrates the Solstice Saturday, June 21st marks the official first day of summer, and what better way to celebrate the summer solstice than with specialty cocktails from Tequila Don Julio. Try mixing up a Highway 71, a spirit-forward beverage made with complex, quality ingredients including Tequila Don Julio Añejo, coconut infused sweet vermouth and chocolate mole bitters. A summery twist […]

Hornito’s Lime Shot: A Must-Have For the Kitchen But Don’t Drink It!

…But It’s Against Everything I Believe In! I’ll be honest, I wasn’t all that excited about reviewing Hornito’s Lime Shot but the folks who do Hornito’s PR were so nice that I thought I’d set aside my prejudicial notions and give it a whirl for their sake.  As it happens, I was correct in my […]

Lime Free Margarita

Lack of Limes Severe rain and disease have driven the cost of limes to triple in value.  When it’s essential to your food and beverage menu, what do you do? For Barbara Sibley, owner and executive chef of La Palapa Cocina Mexicana, necessity quickly becomes the mother of invention. Using less lime in food garnish […]

Perfect Pairing: Memorial Day BBQ with Hornitos Lime Shot

Hornitos Lime Shot Yes, we went there!  The good folks at Hornitos were kind enough to send us some samples so we did what we do – Tasting & Testing.  Look for our review of Lime Shot – and the reason why you absolutely must have this in your kitchen – coming this week! According […]