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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VALENTINE’S DAY: Passionfruit Tequila “Besame” Cocktail Recipe

A Valentine cocktail with passion. Photo courtesy DUO Restaurant & Lounge | New York City.   We must admit: We didn’t even know there was a tequila liqueur. But now that we do, what a great Valentine’s Day gift for your favorite tequila lover. Agavero Tequila Liqueur, by the makers of Jose Cuervo, is a…
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RECIPE: Watermelon Tequila Fizz Cocktail

Mix watermelon with tequila for a water- melon fizz. Photo courtesy Inocente Tequila.   We love watermelon cocktails—they’re a great way to take advantage of watermelon season. Here’s a recipe that was part of our National Tequila Day celebration yesterday. The recipe for a Watermelon Fizz was created by Keith Dusko, mixologist at Haru Sushi,…
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CINCO DE MAYO: Sweet & Hot Tequila Drink

We love the pineapple and heat in this drink.Photo courtesy Hornitos Tequila.   For your consideration: a sweet, spicy and smooth tequila drink called the Pico de Plata (“silver beak”). The recipe was created by mixologist Jason Littrell for Hornitos Tequila, using sweet pineapple juice and hot jalapeño purée. Jalapeño is used in two forms:…
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DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME: A Celebration Cocktail

Celebrate more daylight with an AviónSunshine cocktail. Photo courtesy Avión.   Everyone has a favorite holiday: Christmas, Halloween, Easter or Thanksgiving, perhaps. Ours is Daylight Savings Time. We are not a night person: We love the light, from dawn to sunset. We are not happy waking up to a black sky and getting dressed in…
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