silver tequila

Back in March, I took a trip to Avery Island, Louisiana to learn about the history and production of Tabasco. During this trip, we had a four course meal prepared by Chef Aaron Sanchez that was both amazingly delicious and very inspiring. Each course gave me a different cocktail idea, based on the flavors of [...]

Fort Bragg, CA, a small coastal mill town just north of Mendocino, furnished many tender memories throughout my childhood, the most recent of which, intoxicating. There is a certain Proustian effect that is enkindled when I intake the wet air, the vegetal marine rot, even the thorns of the brackish brambles. Today, however, I find [...]

Margaritas are a great canvas for experimenting. Start with tequila and lime and add in some fresh fruit, maybe some herbs or a spicy pepper and boom, you have yourself a tasty cocktail. And guess what? That's exactly what you'll be doing for this watermelon cilantro margarita! Normally I have both watermelon and cilantro growing [...]

After posting the raspberry shrub recipe, I felt like I needed to do more with the shrub than just add gin for a cocktail. I mean it was an easy one to make, but it wasn't very creative. So, after much time thinking about it and trying various ideas, I finally came up with this [...]

Ah, tequila. Made from the agave plant, it's one of my favorite spirits, especially when it's as wonderful as Partida Tequila. This premium tequila comes in four different expressions: blanco, reposado, añejo and extra añejo. I had the chance to try two of them and now I get to tell you why you should also [...]

Pineapple Cucumber Cocktail

As promised in the post for the cucumber gin martini, here is another cucumber cocktail recipe. I told you there were going to be a few coming up. Instead of gin, this one has tequila. It also has a few other ingredients to create this pineapple cucumber cocktail. Before I give you the recipe, I'll [...]

Garden Fresh Margarita

I'm a big fan of cocktails made with ingredients fresh from the garden. The lemon martini has fresh basil and cucumber. The pineapple jalapeno margarita has homegrown peppers. This time, I'm using some more garden fresh ingredients to give you a cilantro cucumber jalapeno margarita. We are no strangers to spicy cocktails. From habanero margaritas to Thai chili [...]

Hope your taste buds have cooled down from the spicy blood orange margarita. They are about to be tested once again with this pineapple jalapeno margarita. I'd say this pineapple jalapeno margarita is the love child of two spicy margaritas we have already posted. The raspberry jalapeno margarita and the pineapple habanero margarita. The first [...]

Fresh Peach Margarita

So far, we've used peaches in all of our sangria recipes. The most popular is the peach sangria with hibiscus. This time, we are taking them in a completely different direction. Instead of using the fruit to sweeten wine, it's muddled and combined with tequila. The result? This perfect for summer, fresh peach margarita. Served [...]

In order to preserve the life of blood oranges that are quickly going out of season we're going to show you how to make blood orange infused tequila. Similar to the pineapple habanero infused tequila and the Meyer lemon infused tequila, you only need the fruit, tequila and a few days time. I suppose it's [...]