Cocktail Book: Frontera – Margaritas, Guacamoles and Snacks

We’ve covered old school with The Savoy Cocktail Book to the early 2000s with The Joy of Mixology. Now it’s time to step into the present age with a book from Rick Bayless, Chicago chef/restaurant owner, winner of Top Chef Masters and author of eight cookbooks.

Cocktail book frontera margarita, guacamoles and snacks

Cocktail book: Frontera – Margaritas, Guacamoles and Snacks

Long before I bought the cocktail book, Frontera – Margaritas, Guacamoles and Snacks, I was a fan of Rick Bayless. Watching him on Top Chef Masters made me wish I lived in Chicago just to eat at his restaurant every night. So, when I saw this book at Barnes and Nobles I knew I had to buy it.

Bayless starts the book with a discussion on how to make the perfect margarita. Breaking down his thought process for each ingredient from the limes to the tequila and how the ingredients change based on what is in season. There’s over three paragraphs on ice. Yep, ice for your cocktails which is a critical component. You’ll also get information on how tequila is made, seasonal fruits and the differences between tequila and mezcal.

Cocktail Recipes from Frontera – Margaritas, Guacamole and Snacks

I was going to count how many drink recipes were in the book but then I figured my time was better served drinking them. Instead I’ll tell you there are 60 recipes for margaritas guacamole and snacks. Each cocktail recipe has a bartender’s version which makes one and then a pitcher version which makes 8. The idea for the Meyer Lemon Infused Tequila came from this book, although I haven’t tried his version of the Meyer Lemon Margarita yet. I did try the Tangerine Spice Margarita with Allspice Dram and it was fantastic for a winter cocktail.

As for the guacamole and snack recipes in the book, they all sound worthy of trying. I’m waiting for melon season so I can make the watermelon ginger guacamole. Bet that would go nice with a ginger liqueur margarita.

Frontera Margarita, Guacamoles and Snacks

Overall thoughts on the cocktail book

I’m headed to Chicago in July and I’ve already got plans to visit Bayless’s restaurant, Frontera. After reading through this book I’m even more excited to belly up to his bar.

So, now that you’re in the mood for tequila, we suggest you buy Frontera – Margaritas, Guacamoles and Snacks before Cinco de Mayo. It will be a great resource for impressing your friends with a margarita party.

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Jessica Torres is the chief cocktail creator here at One Martini. Outside of the internet, she works at DEATH & TAXES (a bar) and midtown eats (a restaurant) in Reno, Nevada. When not working, Jessica can be found working out, spending time with her family or attempting to nap. Subscribe to our newsletter to get all of the latest cocktail creations delivered directly to your inbox.
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