The Refreshing Mojito: Made Two Ways

A Mexican twist with mezcal and hibiscus petals
May 8, 2015 2:00 pm

Usually best when tart and earthy from the rum cutting through, the mojito isn’t the most imaginative of drinks. Like most coolers, though, its primary purpose is to refresh. Hibiscus petals add to the traditional mint leaves, bringing a subtle floral element and giving the drink a purple hue. There’s also some mezcal in there. It’s still very much a mojito, meaning that it goes down quick and has just the right amount of cane sugar to cut through the day’s heat.

20 Ice-Cold Tequila Cocktails For Cinco De Mayo

We poured some mezcal in there too. You’re welcome.
May 5, 2015 2:00 pm

Ready the limes: It’s tequila time! Cinco de Mayo may conjure up ideas of the perfect frosty margarita, but let’s face it: There are better other things to do with this powerful and delicious spirit. We bring you 20 alternatives to the traditional margarita, because we know you know how to make one already. Celebrate this Cinco with a new signature cocktail.

15 Recipes For Mexican Food And Drinks: The Basics

It’s prime time for the fine cuisine of Mexico!
Apr 24, 2015 3:00 pm

Whether you’re gearing up for Cinco de Mayo (or perhaps Cinco de Cuatro, for those of you planning another Arrested Development-themed party) or just want some go-to recipes to quickly satisfy a craving for Mexican food, this is the list for you. We’ve gathered some staples of Mexican cuisine to get you started, including some excellent drinks to keep your warm-weather fiestas feisty.

You Can Go Beyond Tequila: The Wide, Wild World Of Agave Spirits

Mezcal, raicilla and bacanora are all deserving
Apr 20, 2015 1:00 pm

Tequila is just one of many spirits — more specifically, one of many agave spirits — native to Mexico. How did a drink from one region, made from a single local plant, come to represent the entire country? It’s a question few people think to ask…that is, until they start discovering Mexico’s other spirits.

Enrique Olvera's Cosme Is Serious. Also? These 5 Places For Mexican In NYC.

Good New York City Mexican is no longer an oxymoron
Feb 6, 2015 12:00 pm

At New York newcomer Cosme, chef Enrique Olvera combines a Mexican mindset with local ingredients from the Hudson Valley and surrounding regions. Pete Wells took notice and awarded the Mexican chef three stars last week. Here are five other places (well, four places and one neighborhood) that skip the gimmicky props — for the most part — and dish out authentic, regional Mexican food in New York City.

A Restaurant In Mexico Is Decorated With 10,000 Bones! It's Rad.

New Guadalajara opening rattles and shakes
Dec 16, 2014 11:00 am

We're guessing that a lot of blood, sweat and perhaps even tears went into the making of the restaurant Hueso in Mexico. Though its cool, whitewashed palette exemplifies a kind of effortlessness, the space (which translates to "bone"), and its overall design concept reflects a meticulously literal commitment to its name.

What’s Enrique Olvera Doing With All That Wasabi And Yuzu Kosho? Mexican Food.

At Cosme in NYC, simple food with a Mexican soul
Oct 27, 2014 9:00 am

“I didn’t come here to cook like my grandmother,” says Mexico’s most famous chef, Enrique Olvera, sitting on a stool at his new Flatiron restaurant Cosme. As Contributing Editor Matt Rodbard finds out, the Mexico City chef is taking Manhattan in stride.

You've Heard About Slow Food. Get Ready For Slow Tequila.

Here are 5 bottles of stone-milled tequila to try
Aug 20, 2014 1:00 pm

Mexico’s most famous spirit has a long, rich history and should be enjoyed as such. Fine 100% agave tequilas are made to be sipped rather than slammed. A precious few are made using such a painstakingly artisanal process that it would be a shame to throw them down your gullet without savoring them. Here's more details and 5 bottles to try.


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