…At The Patio in San Diego By Ryan Kelley Tequila pairing dinners are always an adventure. Like fine wine, tequila has a way of inspiring and challenging chefs to marry just the right food to match the myriad and often complex flavors inherent in well-made, artisanal tequila. So when my friend Tequilier Mario Marquez invited … Read moreTequila Pairing Challenge with Tequila Don Fulano
La Palapa Recipes You Can Create at Home What is more appropriate to enjoy on National Tequila Day than an authentic Mexican culinary experience you can accomplish at home with the direction of Barbara Sibley, chef-owner of New York City’s La Palapa Cocina Mexicana. She graciously provided us with three exceptional and easy to replicate recipes … Read moreLa Palapa Cocina Mexicana Celebrates National Tequila Day!
Don Julio Cucumber Mint Margarita While tequila may be Mexico’s national spirit, we’re thrilled to see its popularity recently skyrocket in the United States. From Margaritas and Bloody Marias to Palomas and Sunrises, tequila cocktails are being served up with regularity at thousands of bars, restaurants and homes across the country. In honor of National Tequila Day on July 24th, … Read moreCool Off with the Don Julio Cucumber Mint Margarita
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 … Read moreQuinceaneras are for Divas: Diva Tequila Cupcakes
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 … Read moreCelebrate Summer with Don Julio
…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 … Read moreHornito’s Lime Shot: A Must-Have For the Kitchen But Don’t Drink It!
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 … Read moreLime Free Margarita
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 … Read morePerfect Pairing: Memorial Day BBQ with Hornitos Lime Shot
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 … Read moreAlternative Margaritas in Response to the Lime Shortage
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 … Read moreHappy Mother’s Day from Patron