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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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Suzen’s Chili with Beans, Steak and Tequila

On Sunday, watching both the Super Bowl and the commercials, Suzen and I wanted food prepared in advance, easy to serve and as spicy as the New Orleans setting. Suzen had some leftover steak and a friend who had sample the meat said, “Make chili!” Great advice. This recipe cooks for hours but that’s good…

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Tequila Salsa for the Super Bowl

You are prepping for the big game on Sunday, the Super Bowl. You have chips. You may have salsa. Not much you can do about the chips. But, the salsa, well, you can trade out that store-bought stuff and quickly make salsa that is spectacular. Instead of drinking all your tequila, put some in the…

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Feliz Navidad: A Holiday Cocktail with Tequila and Champagne

  Blue is not Christmas green or red, but the blue of blue curacao is surely a message of celebration. This cocktail, from Holiday Cocktails by Jessica Strand, is a beautiful surprise. You may love tequila. You probably love champagne, or some sparkling wine. Citrus flavors always make the palette sparkle. In this drink, you…

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