The Smokier Side Of The Margarita

Giving a classic a new dimension
Apr 10, 2015 1:00 pm
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At Austin, Texas, restaurant La Condesa, the margarita is made with a tobacco-leaf-infused reposado tequila, imparting notes of cedar, spice and pepper to the cocktail. It’s an original take on the classic cocktail that some would say is best served with extra smoke. 

Invasión Francesa Cocktail Recipe

A margarita for your Cinco de Mayo festivities
May 4, 2012 5:42 pm

If you love springtime as much as we do and really want to honor the history of the holiday, try the Invasión Francesa Cocktail. The drink represents Chef Julian Medina's signature cooking style of elevating traditional Mexican flavors and ingredients. He adds fresh tarragon and spring peas to the cocktail for a seasonal riff on a very important drink. 

Pomegranate & Mint Margarita Recipe

A margarita from India? Why, yes!
May 3, 2012 1:01 pm
Pomegranate Margarita

Bartender Gautam Shah of the Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad, India, bases all of his cocktails around the abundant seasonal fruit and herbs that are harvested on the estate. This margarita is perfect for sipping on the lavish terraces of Falaknuma Palace, but it'll taste just as good in your own home.

Gallery: What To Cook Labor Day Weekend

Give your grill some love before summer ends
Aug 28, 2011 10:01 am
Chicken Wraps
Photo: wine me up on Flickr

If you’ve experienced late-summer BBQ fatigue and you haven’t gone near your grill in a while, now is the time to brush up on your skills, because Labor Day Weekend is your last chance to make the ultimate BBQ blowout before the season is over. We encourage you to wear all the white clothing you have before you need to stash it away (we better not...

Spicy Margarita Recipe

A spicy margarita joint, plus a bonus interview!
Aug 18, 2011 3:01 pm
Spicy Margarita

If you can't make it to the Bar d'Eau at Trump SoHo, try your hand at being bartender for the night and recreate their Spicy Margarita in your own home. Not only is this drink a delicious take on the classic margarita, its spicy element also provides real relief for the summer heat.

How Do Ice Cubes Keep You Cool?

The Food Scientist answers vexing food questions
Jul 22, 2011 8:31 am
Ice Cubes
Photo: stevendepolo on Flickr

When it comes to staying cool during the summer months, there is nothing more refreshing then a tall drink, filled to the brim with ice. The process seems simple enough: add a few ice cubes and your drink will magically stay cold. As with almost everything else, however, we turn to the principles of science to explain why and how those...

The Ultimate Margarita Recipe

How to make Tommy's famous Margarita
Jul 21, 2011 3:01 pm
Tommy's Margarita
Photo: pyrogenic on Flickr

For such a simple and iconic drink, there sure are a lot of ways to fuck up a margarita. Included here: Lessons on preserving the integrity of the cocktail. And a recipe for a margarita at Tommy's Mexican restaurant in San Francisco, home to the greatest margaritas found on planet Earth.

CrankyOldGuy takes on Skinnygirl

The Imbiber rails against girly cocktails
Apr 12, 2011 4:45 pm
hoto: ralph and jenny on Flickr

Author's Note: Sometime over the course of the next 72 hours I will be saying something remarkable via Twitter. If you are not yet following @TheImbiber you should do so immediately so as not to miss out on the something remarkable I’ll be saying. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Now back to our regularly scheduled...


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