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Alternative Margaritas in Response to the Lime Shortage

Alternative Margaritas Make the Lime Shortage a Non-Issue With the ongoing lime shortage and resulting high prices in fresh limes, people will need to get a bit more creative about their standard Memorial Day Weekend fare.  We’ve decided to dedicate this week to helping you make the most of your tequila this coming holiday weekend. Some […]

Happy Mother’s Day from Patron

Mother’s Day Cocktails from Patron Mother’s Little Helper Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa 1.5 oz. Patrón XO Cafe 1.5 oz. Espresso 1 oz.   Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.   Mom’s Sweet Dream Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa 2 oz. Ultimat Vodka 0.75 oz. Caramel Syrup 1 oz. Caramel […]

Tequila Test Kitchen: Avion Espresso Cake

Tequila Test Kitchen You may have heard about the Tequila Aficionado Test Kitchen.  I’d like to share one of our projects with you today. When Ken Austin was kind enough to send us a bottle of Avion’s brand new Avion Espresso, I fell so deeply in love with this rich nectar that combined my two […]

Welcome to the Tequila Test Kitchen!

Great recipes for tequila cocktails, cooking with tequila, and pairing with tequila are always welcome here at Tequila Aficionado.  We’ll share them with our readers in our articles and on our Pinterest boards. Click on any of the images below to explore our Pinterest Recipe Boards: Great recipes for tequila cocktails, cooking with tequila, and […]

Are You Watching the Mad Men Premiere Tonight?

Suit? Check. Sexy Secretary? Check. An Old Fashioned? Check! Ask yourself: What would Don Draper do?  Blanco?  Reposado?  Anejo? Click To Tweet   That might be Don Draper’s checklist for the final season of Mad Men… knowing the twists, turns and cliffhangers awaiting viewers; Hornitos hoped to offer our readers a taste of Draper’s favorite […]

Hornitos Welcomes Game of Thrones with Fire & Ice

Hornitos loves Game of Thrones! The season four premiere of Game of Thrones was Sunday night.  As you replay it on your DVR, enjoy all of the fiery battles and drama that come along with this epic season by mixing up this cool cocktail courtesy of Hornitos  – The Hornitos® Fire & Ice cocktail. With tensions […]

Tequila Aficionado Christmas: Tequila Recipes

In addition to our recipes developed here at the Tequila Aficionado Test Kitchen for Apple Crisp, Cranapple Crisp, Pumpkin Pie, and Mochamisu, we have several other suggestions for adding tequila to your holiday menus (in addition to just drinking it). Check out these great tequila recipes and suggestions (click on any of the images for […]

Victorian Truffles & Tequila: A Heavenly Pair

The Trouble with Truffles We recently made the acquaintance of the Head Chocolatier, John Alexander, at Victorian Truffles and, after much pleading on Twitter, he was kind enough to send us samples of two of their specialty confections, the Tequila & Lime Truffles and the Limited Edition Tequila & Lime Red Chile Truffles. Unfortunately, the […]

Avion Espresso Mochamisu

  Avion Espresso Mochamisu This was a ridiculously quick and easy dessert to put together but it turned out to be quite rich and delicious.   Ingredients:   Sugar-Free Chocolate Pudding (prepared) Vanilla Cool Whip 6 Ladyfingers Cookies Avion Espresso   Once you’ve assembled your ingredients, pour yourself a glass of Avion Espresso and enjoy. […]

Peligroso Cinnamon Cranapple Crisp

You may have seen my previous recipe for Peligroso Cinnamon Apple Crisp, well with cranberry season upon us, I’ve added a tart bog-berry twist. I must admit, I love cooking with my Crock Pot and the bonus of cooking with a tequila like Peligroso made this recipe a lot of fun.  It all started when […]

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