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From Sage To Bell Peppers, Here Are Some Of The Most Interest Margarita Recipes On The Internet

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Tequila is probably one of the most popular Mexican inventions and exports, likely only behind colored television. That’s right. A Mexican invented colored TV. While it is necessary to drink responsibly and not act a fool with liquor, it is nice to learn new ways to enjoy one of the most classic cocktails, the margarita. Most of these are just perfect for Instagram and, let’s face it, that’s what half of this world is about.

Platinum Margarita

CREDIT: “patron cocktail” Digital Image. Marie Claire. 23 July 2018.

Key Ingredient: Patrón.

Just toss a shot of Patrón, an oz of Dolin, a dash of Rose Water, squeeze of Lime Juice and dash of agave syrup in a cocktail glass and stir. For the silver color, you add a spoonful of edible platinum and a pinch of xanthum gum and stir for a few seconds.

Creamy Margarita Popsicles

CREDIT: “Margarita Popsicles (with Tequila)” Digital Image. Host The Toast. 23 July 2018.

Get yourself a can of condensed milk, 12 dixie cups, limes y, claro que sí, tequila (1/4 c).

Pour the mixture in dixie cups and stick a popsicle through a slice of lime to top it off. The key is keep to the recipe or else the popsicle won’t freeze (so don’t think you can top more tequila off in this without ruining the popsicle).

Purple Pineapple Jalapeño Margaritas

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This list will be full of margaritas, but they will all be purty pretty. Eso es hecho de jalepeño infused tequila, cointreau, lime juice, pineapple juice, and butterfly pea tea for the purple color.

Tequila Sunrise Popsicles

CREDIT: “Tropical Tequila Sunrise Popsicles via Real Food by Dad” Digital Image. Real Food By Dad. 23 July 2018.

True story: every summer party mandates these super simple popsicles to instantly break the ice between new friends. There’s no secret to this one because the grenadine is denser than the pineapple and tequila so it sinks straight to the bottom.

Just blend 2 cups pineapple juice with a pound of fresh pineapple and 3/4 cup tequila. Fill up the popsicle wells 3/4 the way up and then top off with grenadine.

Blackberry Sage Tequila

CREDIT: “Muddle away. Get the recipe.” Digital Image. Buzzfeed. 23 July 2018.

You don’t need much for this one, and it’ll earn you brownie points with whoever you present it to. Just mush a few blackberries, 8 sage leaves and two sugar cubes together. Add a shot of tequila and top it off with grapefruit juice.

Strawberry Sriracha Margarita

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Call this an Asian fusion recipe. Make your strawberry margarita as usual (with cointreau, ice, tequila, fresh strawberries and agave nectar) and just add a half teaspoon of Sriracha. This one is going to need a sugar rim to balance the spice. Serve up and marinate in the glory.

Red Chile Margarita

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You don’t need Sriracha to spice up a margarita. Instead, scoop out the seeds of a habanero pepper and place just three slices in each glass of your favorite recipe. Shake and let it marinate for a few minutes before serving. Beware: it gets spicier the longer it sits. 🔥

Pomegranate Margarita

CREDIT: “tequila cocktails” Digital Image. Marie Claire. 23 July 2018.

You can spice up any plain old tequila and sparkling water combo with a splash of pomegranate juice and a vanilla flake salt rim. You read that right.

Rosemary Margarita

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Town and Country Mag. 23 July 2018.

This recipe requires a stove, but it’s worth it. You’ll have boil a cup of sugar, a cup of water, and six rosemary sprigs until the sugar is dissolved. Just add the strained syrup, a shot of tequila, a splash of lemon juice and a splash of pear puree and club soda.

Teq-Kiwi

CREDIT: “Teq-Kiwi” Digital Image. Marie Claire. 23 July 2018.

Get ready for this strange mix: kiwi and dill. Muddle up half a kiwi (you can keep the skins on), and two sprigs of dill. Toss in 1.5 parts tequila, 3/4 part lemon juice and 1/2 part simple syrup.

For the rim, go for a black salt and black pepper mix. Black salt is typically sourced from Hawaii where the salt is more sulfuric from volcanic activity and it has a distinct flavor. So far, this one wins for me. 🤤

Sour Apple Margarita

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We are so much better than the apple syrups they give you at the bar. You can make this with or without a jalepeño simple syrup (which is basically just sugar, water and jalepeño simmered until the sugar disappears).

Shake the syrup, a cup of sour green apple juice, a few limes’ juice and 3/4 cup tequila with triple sec and ice and pour into your salted rim glasses.

The Salty Miami

CREDIT: “I fully support this amped-up Pimm’s Cup. Get the recipe.” Digital Image. Buzzfeed. 23 July 2018.

Todos somos “The Salty Miami.” This is how Latinos colonize Britain by replacing the gin in a Pimm’s with tequila. DUHHHH.

Spicy Tamarindo y Tequila Cocktail

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To be honest, I’ve only ever eaten tamarindo candy but I’ve never touched the raw fruit. Live life on the wild side by sauteeing and pureeing your own tamarind puree to add to your classic margarita.

This is what you make to win your mom back after leaving a single sock on her floor.

The Classy Tequila Shot 🥂

CREDIT: “Champagne Margaritas 4” Digital Image. Gimme Some Oven. 23 July 2018.

In fancy company? Just add a spritz of champagne to any shot of tequila you’re about to take and be sure to keep your pinky out.

Spicy Tomato

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OK, Michelle Obama level classiness demands dill infused tequila. Yup, just let some dill sprigs soak with your tequila for a bit before adding it to your orange liqueur, thai chili and hibiscus margarita. 🥃

BBQ Cocktail

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Yes, that is a slice of bacon used for garnish. You’re going to want to roast some tomatoes in liquid smoke along with your favorite spices to get this thick cocktail. It’ll taste like a meal replacement.

The New Classic Margarita

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This is your new baseline:

1½ oz Tequila
¾ oz Dry Curaçao
¾ oz Fresh Lime Juice
¼ oz Agave Nectar

The Marble Queen

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Town and Country Mag. 23 July 2018.

This beauty is made of a shot of tequila, an ounce of Coco Lopez cream of coconut and a squeeze of lime juice. Oh, and you better spice that rim. It’s too much sweetness for one person.

Watermelon Jalapeño Margarita

CREDIT: “tequila cocktails” Digital Image. Marie Claire. 23 July 2018.

Remember your base line? Line the rim of your glasses with lime and chile lime salt before topping off your classic margarita with watermelon juice and maybe a little jalapeño syrup.

Bodak Yellow Cocktail with Bell Pepper & Lime

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Buzzfeed. 23 July 2018.

You’ll actually need gloves for this one. The key is to scoop the jalepeños’ innards, seeds and all, into a bowl and pour about three shots of tequila and let it soak for 5-10 minutes. Then, juice some pineapple and yellow bell peppers, mix and sip, mix and sip.

The Magui Cactus

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Town and Country Mag. 23 July 2018.

Fácil: Mix mint leaves, a shot of lime juice, Xtanbentum anise, simple syrup, tequila and cactus puree and enjoy.

Literally anything from Tequila, México. 🇲🇽

CREDIT: @grantequilas / Instagram

Because that’s where this wonderful liquid of the gods came from. Indigenous people would distill and ferment the syrup of the Blue Agave Plant back in the 1600’s. Today, more than 300 million blue agave plants are harvested from the region each year.

Como siempre, tequila is also best enjoyed straight with salt and lime. Happy National Tequila Day! 🇲🇽


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Here Are The National Dishes That Belong To These Latin American Countries

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Here Are The National Dishes That Belong To These Latin American Countries

National treasures can come in the form of poets, art, literature and even in food. Here are some common dishes you can find when sitting down at a traditional restaurant from these Latin American countries.

1. Chivito – Uruguay

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RECETA N°11: El mejor sandwich de Uruguay 🇺🇾… Un chivito!! 😍😍🤤🤤. Quién lo ha probado? Es el más clásico de allá, y es IMPOSIBLE que te quede mal. Es que cuando mezclas churrasco, jamón acaramelado, queso mozzarella y gauda derretidos, lechuga, tomate, tocino ahumado crocante, pimentones caramelizados, mayonesa y huevo duro, tienes el 90% de la pega hecha jaja. MEDIA MEZCLA! Es casi puro montar, pero les doy algunos tips en el paso a paso. Primero, hagan el tocino (sin aceite, solo con su propia grasa). Cuando esté crocante, lo reservan en un plato con toalla nova, y en la misma plancha o sartén tiran los churrascos. Así se mezclan con los juguitos del tocino y quedan más ricos. Por mientras, echan los pimentones y si quieren les agregan un poco de azúcar. Envuelvan una lámina de cada queso en una de jamón, y también lo tiran a la plancha. Recuerden condimentar tanto el tomate como el huevo duro (también funciona increíble con huevo frito, ojo 👀), y luego solo quedar montar todo!! Clave la mayo en ambas partes del pan (y tostadito, please). Una bomba de sabor, rápido y rico. #365Sanguchez #365Recetas #sandwich #chivito #Uruguay #chivitocanadiense #chivitouruguayo #Beef #churrasco #tocino

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Cooked beef steak (churrasco), mayo, tomatoes, mozzarella slices, olives, bacon, hard-boiled eggs and ham are assembled in between two bread slices for a chivito—Uruguay’s national dish. If you head to Uruguay to try this dish in person, expect your platter to include Russian potato salad or French fries.

Need more proof this is the national dish? In the city of Maldonado in Uruguay, a celebration is held yearly for a chivito party, complete with games, dancing, pony rides and music. CUTE! ☺️ 

2. Sopa paraguaya – Paraguay

Sometimes you can’t take things literally, like this national dish from Paraguay. Sopa de paraguaya is not soup in the conventional sense. Similar to cornbread, the dish is often baked in the juices of a roasted chicken and made with cornmeal, eggs, chopped onions, cheese, cottage cheese, milk and lard.

3. Sancocho – Panama

Noted as the national dish of Panama, sancocho can also be seen on the menus of countries including Honduras, Ecuador, Colombia, Dominican Republic and Venezuela. In Panama, the dish is called sancocho de gallina, and is made with chicken, the herb cilantro, mazorca, yuca, otoe, chopped onions, garlic and oregano. If you are suffering from a major hangover, sancocho is said to do the trick for getting you back into shape. 😎 

4. Pabellón criollo – Venezuela

Arepas might be the Venezuelan dish that is most widely known, but the national dish is actually pabellón criollo. White rice, black beans and shredded beef is placed on a plate and sprinkled with some queso palmita on top of the beans. If you want to get *que fancy* with it, ask for a pabellón a caballo, which means adding a fried egg on top.

5. Pupusa – El Salvador

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Pupusa sunday!! #pupusa #brunch #homemade

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It doesn’t matter if you are eating them with a fork or with your hands (a common debate), pupusas are DELISH. The thick corn patties are stuffed with cheese and your choice of ingredients ranging from refried beans, chicharrones, and the loroco flower. Slather your pupusa with tomato salsa and curtido, a mixture of pickled cabbage and carrots. Started in 2005, there is even a National Pupusa Day in El Salvador. A holiday you can always be sure to put on your calendar.

6. Gallo pinto – Costa Rica and Nicaragua

Beans and rice. The yin and yang of many Latin American dishes. In Costa Rica and Nicaragua, the combination of this typical dish is called gallo pinto (spotted rooster) and is made with red or black beans, and arroz. The flavor comes from adding in chicken broth and chopped onion, sweet pepper and cilantro.

7. Pastel de choclo – Chile

Pastel de choclo is eaten in Chile, Argentina, Peru and Bolivia and uses ground up sweetcorn to make a paste. The paste is mixed in with some basil for a little kick and layered on top of a filling. Pino is used as the filling, which is onion, paprika and other spices cooked with minced beef.

8. Asados – Argentina

Grilling meat is one of the favorite pastimes for Argentines. It’s an opportunity for a communal gathering to talk about the past week, soccer and just have an all around good time. The meat (usually beef and sausage) is grilled on a parrilla and usually takes about two hours to prepare.  

9. Feijoada – Brazil

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#feijoada 😋

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The Brazilian version of feijoada is often served with pork trimmings (ears, feet and tail), bacon, sausage, jerked beef, black beans and some rice. Depending on the region in Brazil you are eating this dish in, additional items are included, such as kale, bananas, celery and pumpkin.

10. Salteñas – Bolivia

Say it with us—savory foods are the holy grail of food. These baked type of empanadas are a little bit of sweet and spicy, often filled with a type of meat, raisins, olives, and potatoes. Fun facts: this empanada is named after the Argentine city of Salta and are baked upright instead of lying on their side.

11. La bandera – Dominican Republic

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Papá (mi abuelo paterno) muy Cibaeño Dominicano decía: "Que comer comida calentá' daba cuaja" Básicamente decía que comer recalentado causaba pereza 🤣 Pero que Sabiondo Papá para que le hicieran su comida todos los días. Con este estilo de vida tan agitado, estos horarios de trabajo tan locos y esa comida que queda del día anterior y quien se resiste a no comérsela?! Felicito a todas (os) que pueden cocinar las 3 calientes todos los días… Yo mientras me voy a cenar este Calentao' Díganme a ver que opinan 🙄 . . . . . #cocinandoencasadeliz #cenandoencasadeliz #arrozconhabichuelas #ycarne #arrozconhabichuela #habichuelasguisadas #habichuelasrojasguisadas #labanderadominicana #albondigasguisadas #fritosmaduros #ensaladaverde #comidadominicana #dominicancooking #cocinadominicana #comidahechaencasa #rutagourmetdo #afuegoalto #dominicanfood #gastronomiadominicana #comidacalenta #recalentado #leftoverfood

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Literally translated as “the flag,” this Dominican dish often features stewed meat, rice and beans to represent the tricolored flag. The dish is also called “plato del día” or “el almuerzo” and is commonly eaten for lunch with a side of tostones, avocado and a side salad. SIGN US UP for this meal!

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