Summer didn’t end yet, not yet, not until September 22, at 11:09. Tomorrow’s the last of it, and I think we should still celebrate with one last Cookerati Tequila Round Up. I’ll share a few oldies, and a few newies because I think tequila has been one of my favorite liquors of the Summer of 2010. I want to express to you that it’s important to buy really good tequila for your drinks and it will make such a difference. Right now, I’m trying out Don Julio Blanco, a really delicious tequila – great for making your last summer cocktail.
Here are some recipes and cocktail suggestions for YOUR last day of summer relaxation. Sit back with your feet up and absorb that summer vibe because it’s only around for one more day.
Try this Tequila Cocktail for your last day of summer refreshment.
Riazul Octli (Nectar of Gods)
- 1 1/2 oz Riazul Silver Tequila
- 1 1/2 oz Pulque
- ½ oz Agave Nectar
- 1 oz Lime Juice
- 1 oz Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup
Shake tequila, pulque, agave nectar, lime juice and hibiscus syrup with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass and serve.Diana
There’s still time to grill on this last summer day, though if you are my brother in law (Deb’s husband) fall or even winter snow won’t keep you from your grill. Here’s a great end your summer with Grilled Tequila Lime Chicken Dinner. This recipe uses 1800 Silver Tequila – gotta love it, go with the good stuff.
- 1/4 cup 1800 Silver Tequila
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
- 1 fresh squeezed orange
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 tablespoons minced seeded jalapeño chilies
- 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 6 boneless chicken breast halves with skin
Mix lime juice, tequila, orange juice, cilantro, jalapeños, chili powder, salt and pepper in bowl. Coat chicken in marinade and cover to chill overnight. Grill chicken over medium …Diana
Marcela Valladolid,the TV chef from the Food Network show Mexican Made Easy and author of the cookbook FRESH MEXICO: 100 Simple Recipes for True Mexican Flavor developed some great recipes using Sauza® Tequila . How about these to try out on your last day of summer? We’re lucky they asked to share them with our Cookerati readers.
A twist on sautéed shrimp that cooks up fast and is easy to eat. A fantastic dish.
- 1 pound large shrimp (21 to 25 per pound), peeled and deveined
- 2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
- 1 tbs lime juice
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 3/4 tsp pepper, coarsely ground
- 2 tbs butter
- 1/4 cup Sauza® Silver Tequila
- 3/4 …
Tequila is one of our favorite basics for our movie night cocktails. Recently we tried some Partida Tequila and we think it’s delicious (is that a good word for alcohol?). It really has a clean smooth taste, and has a waaarrrrmmmm in your belly, mmmmm.
Partida Tequila is made from blue agave that it gets from one place, it’s very own Partida Estate in the heart of Mexico’s historic Tequila region. Partida Estate is a family plantation who have been growing blue agave for several generation. The heart of the agave plant – la pina is baked slowly and gently for 20 hours, then distilled twice – not steam blasted. These agaves are used to create four tequilas: Blanco (not aged), Reposado (aged 6 months), Anejo (aged 18 months) and Extra Anejo Elegante (aged 36 months).
Partida also has an Blue Agave Nectar they produce that is 100 percent made from blue agave plants and is organic. …Diana
These drinks are not as spicy as the previous cocktail, but they are scrumptious. Tequila always warms my insides up, so I don’t always need it spiced up.
Two medium sized strawberries
3/4 oz. Partida Agave Nectar
Tea spoon of half and half
1 1/2 oz Partida Anejo
Powdered sugar for garnish
Muddle strawberries and Partida Agave Nectar in mixing glass. Add half & half and Partida Anejo. Shake vigorously for
10 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass, garnish with a whole strawberry sprinkled with powdered sugar.
1 1/2 oz Partida Blanco
1/2 oz Coffee liqueur
4 oz Freshly Brewed …