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Lake Pátzcuaro’s Paloma

In honor of #MargaritaWeek, I’d like to share a cocktail recipe that my father introduced me to on one of many family trips to Mexico. It was on a day trip to Lake Páztcuaro, Michoacán — a two-hour drive from my father’s hometown of Acámbaro, Guanajuato — that I first encountered the Paloma. As a child I used to relish watching the señoras in Pátzcuaro prepare this colorful cocktail. Read More…

Homemade Chipotle-Orange Salt

Margarita Week is just around the corner and I’ve been experimenting with some fun infused salts because let’s face it, what’s a ‘rita without that salty rim? Stay tuned for a fun Cali-Mex inspired margarita recipe and for some other delicious recipes my friend Kate will be sharing on her blog, ¡Hola! Jalapeño from April 28 – May 5. For now, sprinkle this sassy salt on your fruits and veggies for a hint of smoke and spice — I love it on cucumbers, jicama, and oranges!
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Hibiscus Mint Mezcal Margarita

Hibiscus Mint Mezcal Margarita | Lola's Cocina

On a recent visit to California, my sister and I embarked on a Downtown LA food tour where I was introduced to the delights of Gelateria Uli. The quaint ice cream shop is known for its unique gelato and sorbet flavors that are made fresh daily. When I saw jamaica (hibiscus) mint on the menu I knew I had to try it. What stood out to me was its bold mint flavor, which complemented the tangy hibiscus perfectly.

Needless to say, the tour triggered my taste buds and I left inspired. When my blogger buddy Kate from ¡Hola! Jalapeño asked me to participate in her 2016 Margarita Week recipe roundup, I knew exactly what to make. This Hibiscus Mint Mezcal Margarita is the boozy version of the delicious gelato I tasted in LA that left me wanting more. Like the hibiscus mint gelato, this cocktail unleashes flavors that are sure to please your palate. And the sweet mint sugar rim is just the icing on the cake!
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{TRES DEL MES} 3 Green Drinks to Celebrate St. Patty’s Day

Green DrinksIf you’re looking for a little drink inspiration to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day that doesn’t involve green beer, here are a few Mexican-inspired bebidas that will have you doing the Irish two-step in no time. ¡Salud! Read More…

Cazuela Voladora de Tequila: A Traditional Mexican Cocktail

Cazuela Voladora -- A Traditional Mexican Cocktail!

Today I celebrate another year of life and all I have to say is boy does time fly! To mark the occasion, I am sharing the recipe for this traditional Mexican cocktail. I learned to make this drink with my friend Ana and her mother on one of their trips to Colorado. It originates in La Barca, Jalisco and gets its name from the large clay bowl or cazuela in which it is served.
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