HOLIDAY: Tequila Trivia For National Tequila Day

[1] The two special tequila glasses: caballito and Margarita (photo courtesy El Jimador). [2] A tequila-watermelon cocktail. The recipe is below (photo courtesy Milagro Tequila). [3] After harvesting, piñas are roasted in a stone oven (photo courtesy Casa Noble Tequila). [4] Pulque: what the Aztecs drank before the conquistadors taught them how to distill (photo…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Know Your Tequilas

Tequila sales in the U.S. have exploded with the popularity of the Margarita, one of America’s most popular cocktails. The “Margarita glass” is used in Mexico for all tequila-based mixed drinks. Photo courtesy WiseGeek.   For National Tequila Day, July 24th, expand your knowledge of tequila. It’s not just a Margarita mixer, but comprises five…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: National Tequila Day

No Margaritas today: Celebrate July 24th, National Tequila Day, with a different tequila cocktail. Perhaps you’d prefer some tequila ice pops, too. Here’s a cocktail suggestion from Tequila Avión, incorporating ripe summer papaya. RECIPE: PAPAYA SMASH Ingredients For 1 Drink 1¼ ounces añejo tequila Slice of fresh papaya ¼ ounce agave nectar ½ ounce Aperol…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: Tequila Lemonade For National Tequila Day

It’s tequila time: July 24th is National Tequila Day. To celebrate, how about a refreshing tequila lemonade? Here’s a recipe from QVC host and best-selling cookbook author David Venable. RECIPE: GINGER-MINT TEQUILA LEMONADE Ingredients 2 cups water 1-1/2 cups sugar 3 tablespoons fresh ginger, chopped 26 fresh mint leaves 4 cups club soda 1/2 cup…
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FOOD HOLIDAY: A Mercadito Cocktail For National Tequila Day

A different tequila cocktail: the Mercadito. Photo courtesy Milagro Tequila.   Mention National Tequila Day and you may get a resounding chorus of “Margaritas!” But how about trying something different on July 24th, like a Mercadito? The name means “little market” in Spanish, but the flavor is spicy and vigorous. This recipe from Milagro Tequila…
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