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Jalapeno Margarita from Tanteo

I am not a fan of “adulterated” food and beverages. A flavored tequila? I’ll make my own. Not any more. Tanteo is a new firm with a line of flavored tequilas that you must, must try: jalapeno, cocoa, and tropical. Jalapeno tequila? You are thinking what I did: kitsch, ugly flavor, waste of money. “The…

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Drinking Tomatillo [with Tequila and Beer]

    “What town?” I was asking a friend for his address. He had moved to California and I was about to visit. “Camarillo,” he said, but very oddly. Holding a map of Ventura Country, I saw that the city was spelled with two letter “l”s so I repeated the city name but using a…

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Brian’s Bamboozle II

    Inspired creativity is the raw source for many food recipes. And for beverages, too. Sometimes creativity is not inspired. It is demanded. “I need grapefruit,” I was yelling at Suzen as she left for the store. “Use oranges. We have some.” That was her closing remark. Very closing. The door actually closed. I…

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Watermelon Lime Agua Fresca and Cocktail from Rick Bayless

Mexican food maven, Rick Bayless, has a wonderful new book. Frontera: Margaritas, Guacamoles and Snacks offers sensational ideas from his famed Frontera Grill restaurant. Here’s a beverage idea, a duo idea, that is not a margarita but does employ the ever-versatile tequila. It’s a sweet agua fresca that can be converted into a delightful cocktail.…

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