Suzi's Blog

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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Brian’s Cranberry Margarita

  Deep and husky, leaving a pulsating flavor deep in the back of your throat. It can be hard to describe the impact of tequila on your palate. Of course, the particularly intense flavor in this beverage comes not from tequila but from the cranberries. You’ll think you are tasting tequila, but take a spoonful…

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