Suzi's Blog

Brian’s Frozen Peach and Mango Margarita

“Just so you know, I have ripe peaches. They have to be used.” It was Suzi giving me a heads up on Sunday morning. “We’ll drink them,” I said. “Peach margaritas?” “Perfect.” She sat back in her chair already relaxing. It’s always good to make your wife happy. It’s actually very important to make her…

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Brian’s Jalapeno and Cilantro Margartia

There is an upscale burger chain called Hopdoddy that began in Austin and now has over a dozen locations in Texas, Colorado, Arizona and California. If you find yourself near one, treat yourself and go. It’s fun. At the main Austin location, you’ll stand in line for almost an hour, just to get in the front…

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Brian’s Orange Margarita with QUI Tequila

Many, many cocktails use a citrus component. Citrus adds both flavor and that sharp bite on the tongue that announces, “I’m here. In your mouth. Right now." The most common citrus partners for cocktails are lime and lemon. Oranges? Sure, for mimosas. But, but, oranges can play a far greater role. Think about the noble…

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Brian’s Grapefruit Shrub Margarita or the Swift Paloma

  I love margaritas and all their variations. Thing is, sometimes I want a margarita on the spot. No, I don't want to turn to a commercial "margarita" mix with artificial citrus flavor and preservatives. The wonder about a margarita is the power of the fresh citrus. For me, of course, "fresh" can mean preserved…

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