Break Out The Blender For This Frozen Pineapple Margarita

A little spicy chile-lime salt goes a long way
Aug 15, 2014 12:00 pm
frozen pineapple margarita
Photo: Alan Weiner

New taco spot alert for all food-lovers in Portland (so, pretty much everyone in Portland)! El Paso-influenced Stella Taco is officially open and slinging Oregon lamb neck barbacoa, juicy brined pollo asado and local brisket tacos to the hungry masses. Best of all, they have a daily special frozen cocktail. On today's menu: the sweet, tangy and utterly refreshing pineapple margarita. We'll have an Oregon lamb neck barbacoa taco with that, please.   

Celtic Guey Cocktail Recipe

Scotch, tequila, citrus meet to welcome warm days
May 8, 2014 4:00 pm

Cocktails often make use of bright colors to entice onlookers from across the room. Sending a traditional Queens Park Swizzle out from the bar on a hot day can result in the entire room suddenly requesting the colorful, ice-filled drink. Here's how to bring it all together in one great drink.

Agave And Añejo Walk Into A Bar...

Tequila drinking tips from a trip to Mexico
Apr 3, 2014 3:00 pm

If, on your visit to Mexico, you don’t want to look like a wide-eyed gringo who’d be fun to roll for his wallet (I prefer to project the air of a degenerate gringo who you might catch something from), there are three acceptable ways to drink tequila. All about not slamming it, after the jump.

Jen Queen Is The World's Newest Mezcalier

The who? She's certified to serve mezcal of course.
Jan 23, 2014 5:30 pm

Wine has its sommeliers. So, naturally, mezcal has its mezcaliers. As more and more people discover tequila’s older, smokier cousin, they’ll need someone to help them navigate the growing body of mezcals available on this side of the border. Jen Queen is the latest person certified to do just that. Read our interview, plus get her recipe for a mezcal julep.  

Classic Shrimp Cocktail With Tequila-Lime Sauce

Fancy addictive finger food dates back a century
Aug 27, 2013 4:00 pm
Photo: Ted Axelrod

For many, many years, shrimp cocktail was the start to any great restaurant meal. History takes it back to the early 1900s. Talk about a dish that has never gone out of favor! I can’t think of a single event I have catered where the shrimp cocktail platter was not the first thing to disappear.

15 Stories To Celebrate National Tequila Day (With A Pinch Of Salt)

Facts, best bottles, Mexico trips, recipes and more
Jul 24, 2013 4:01 pm

Happy National Tequila Day! And we thought we were done "for a while" after Cinco de Mayo. But enough people informed us that July 24th is indeed the official day for Americans to celebrate one of a million we love about Mexico's food and drink culture — maybe the biggest one, in fact — so we thought we'd round up our 15 favorite...

Video: Get Up Close and Personal With The Paloma, Our Favorite Summer Cocktail

Think the margarita with a bitter left hook
Jul 17, 2013 4:01 pm

Epicure Films reached out with one of their latest works: Paloma. Our ears, and lips, perked up at the mention of the Paloma — which is one of our favorite cocktails around. Think margarita with a bitter left hook (grapefruit plays an essential key role).

Paloma Cocktail Recipe

A summer twist on the margarita
Jul 17, 2013 1:21 pm

The Paloma is for margarita fans looking for a little twist. It’s also one of our favorite summer cocktails. Refreshing and a perfect balance between bitter and sweet, you might find yourself passed out on a beach chair after a couple of these. Which is honestly not the worst thing in the world.


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