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Monday, February 27, 2006

Episode Seven - Tequila

Ola amigo! This week's show is about tequila. I go through the history of tequila and mezcal and also the truth about the worm. Now please forgive me if I'm off on the pronunciation with the spanish words. Hey, I tried. (I was also drinking.)

Here are the recipes given on this show:

Margarita Jelly Shot
1 oz lime juice
1 1/2 oz simple syrup
1 1/4 oz unflavored gelatin package
Mix into a measuring cup or bowl and let sit for one minute then microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir until the gelatin is disolved. Now add the following ingredients:
3 oz Tequila
2 oz Cointreau
drops of yellow food coloring (optional for presentation)
Stir the mixture thoroughly and then pour into an ice tray and regrigerate for at least 1 hour. (Overnight would be best.) This should make 8 1 ounce servings.

Tequila Sunrise
In a highballh glass filled with ice, pour in 1 1/2 oz white tequila then fill with orange juice (about 4 ounces). Float grenadine on top.

Margarita (served up)
1 1/2 oz Tequila
1 oz Cointreau
3/4 oz fresh lime juice
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass that has been rimmed with salt.

French Margarita
1 1/4 oz Tequila
1/4 oz Cointreau
1/4 oz Grand Marnier
Juice of half a lime
1/2 oz Sweet & Sour
Shake with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Salted rim is optional. I like this one without salt.

Frozen Margarita
2 oz Tequila
1 oz Cointreau
1 oz fresh lime juice
2 oz simple syrup
Pour all ingredients into a blender with 3/4 cup cracked ice and blend. Pour into a margarita glass rimmed with coarse salt. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Don't forget to put in your favorite fruits to make a Fruity Frozen Margarita and garnish with a piece of the fruit instead of the lime.

Brave Bull
Pour over ice, one part Tequila and one part Kahlua.

Tequila Mockingbird
1 1/2 oz Tequila
3/4 oz green Crème de Menthe
Juice of one lime
Pour all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Long Island Iced Tea
1/2 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Gin
1/2 oz Light Rum
1/2 oz Tequila
1/2 oz Triple Sec
1 oz Sweet & Sour
Splash Coca-Cola
Pour each ingredient into a tall glass filled 3/4 with ice and finish with the splash of Coca-Cola. Give it a stir and garnish with a lemon wedge or a twist.

1 comment:

tdkme said...

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