Last weekend, David and Rachel Cane, renowned food & wine experts and hosts of "A Matter of Taste", invited me on their show to talk about The True Spirit of Tequila. Here is a part of the interview. Enjoy and Salud!!! - Jacques
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Host a "fiesta" right in your own home with the Partida Margarita Fiesta Kit. Each week Partida Tequila, will be giving away a handsome tote bag filled with cocktail accessories to help you create your very own signature Partida Margarita. Enter here: www.partidamargarita.com/fiestakit
We all know that adding a little lime to your Corona makes a world of difference in taste. Here is a great article from the eXaminer.com about how to do it without making a mess or causing harm to your friend's eyeball. Cheer - TALKDRINKS.COM
Recently I visited Anvil, a brand new Cocktail Bar & Refuge in Houston. Bobby Heugel and his team of talented mixologists are some of the best in Texas. All of the spirits they use are hand selected, tried and true brands. Their juices are freshly squeezed and their ingredients/mixers are top quality. Anvil's bartenders are masters at creating fantastic cocktails that are well-balanced and suited to your tastes. The care and attention they give to every single libation is hard to find, and much appreciated by this bartender. Anvil reminds me of an old-school cocktail lounge, where the bartenders take pride in their craft, know what they are doing, and give their customers an unforgettable experience. If you are in Houston, you have to check out Anvil. Cheers - Jeret, San Antonio Anvil Bar & Refuge 1424 Westheimer, Ste B Houston, TX 77006 Tel: 713-523-1622
A friend of ours forwarded this ad for a new medication and I we thought it was very informative. :) Cheers - TALKDRINKS.COM
Do you have feelings of inadequacy? Do you suffer from shyness? Do you sometimes wish you were more assertive?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist about Margaritas! Margaritas are the safe, natural way to feel better and more confident about yourself and your actions. Margaritas can help ease you out of your shyness and let you tell the world that you're ready and willing to do just about anything.
You will notice the benefits of Margaritas almost immediately and with a regimen of regular doses, you can overcome any obstacles that prevent you from living the life you want to live. Shyness and awkwardness will be a thing of the past and you will discover many talents you never knew you had.
Stop hiding and start living, with Margaritas.
Margaritas may not be right for everyone. Women who are pregnant or nursing should not use Margaritas. However, women who wouldn't mind nursing or becoming pregnant are encouraged to try it.
Side effects may vary and include: Loss of motor control Loss of clothing Loss of money Table dancing Dehydration Dry mouth And a desire to sing Karaoke
WARNING: The consumption of Margaritas may make you think you are whispering when you are not.
WARNING: The consumption of Margaritas may cause you to tell your friends over and over again that you love them.
WARNING: The consumption of Margaritas may cause you to think you can sing.
WARNING: The consumption of Margaritas may make you think you can logically converse with members of the opposite sex without spitting.
Recent studies have shown that red wine and champagne may be interchangeable and compatible with Margaritas.
Don't let that inner shyness and low self esteem go untreated.
Over the weekend, while I was partaking in my favorite Tequila and admiring the beautiful bottle, I decided to break out my camera and take a few beauty shots. Check them out. Cheers - Elba Giron, Mixologist, Cocktail Stylist, Photographer
During my shift last on Saturday night, a young lady asked me to recreate a drink she had in San Francisco. Fortunately, being somewhat of a lover of good cocktails she was able to remember the ingredients which were Pimms, St. Germain, fresh lemon juice and ginger ale. The bar she visited served this cocktail in a rocks glass over ice and called it "Miles Ahead" after the Miles Davis album and song of the same name. Being that our bar was out of Pimms I came up with my own little twist of a Pimm's Rangoon (a Pimm's cup topped with gingerale instead of a lemonade or citris soda). So, thank you to the bar in San Francisco for the recipe and the inspiration! Here's the recipe, which was a big hit: 3/4 oz Sloe Gin 3/4 oz Gin 3/4 St. Germain Elderflower liquor 3/4 fresh lemon juice Muddle lemon, lime, orange and cucumber straight into a Collins glass. Fill the glass with ice, shake and strain next four
ingredients into the glass. The cocktail is finished with a simple top
of very good ginger ale and your choice of garnish. Since this young lady put
back about four of these cocktails I kept changing the garnish up which
she seemed to enjoy, too. Oh, the name of the bar in San Fran where she had the original cocktail is a jazz club called Yoshi's. Have fun! - Navarro Carr, bartender, Beleza
I have been officially blessed with the opportunity to be a free agent. I'm going to use my time to focus on my cocktail recipes, mixology competitions and most importantly, my photography. More adventures to come! Cheers - Elba
My friend emailed this recipe to me and I thought it was really cute. Try it out and enjoy. ;) Merry Christmas!!! - Marita, Ortanique on the Mile
Christmas Cake Ingredients: * 2 cups flour * 1 stick butter * 1 cup of water * 1 tsp baking soda * 1 cup of sugar * 1 tsp salt * 1 cup of brown sugar * Lemon juice * 4 large eggs * Nuts * 1 bottle tequila * 2 cups of dried fruit
Steps: Sample the tequila to check quality. Take a large bowl, check the tequila again. To be sure it is of the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink. Repeat.
Turn on the electric mixer. Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl. Add one teaspoon of sugar. Beat again. At this point it's best to make sure the tequila is still OK. Try another cup... Just in case.
Turn off the mixerer thingy. Break 2 eggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit.
Pick the frigging fruit up off floor. Mix on the turner. If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers just pry it loose with a drewscriver.
Sample the tequila to check for tonsisticity. Next, sift two cups of salt. Or something. Check the tequila. Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one table. Add a spoon of sugar, or some fink.
Whatever you can find. Greash the oven. Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over. Don't forget to beat off the turner.
Finally, throw the bowl through the window. Finish the tequila and wipe counter with the cat.