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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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Michelada (Mexican-Style Beer Cocktail)

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My sister, Vanessa, has mastered the michelada so this week you’ll hear from her about this fun and refreshing Mexican cocktail.


A michelada is like Bloody Mary’s cool Mexican cousin – only instead of vodka, it is made with beer. I perfected this recipe while visiting family in Mexico City and really like how you can add different twists to suit your own taste buds. For example, I now break up a dry chile japonés and add it to my michelada to make it extra spicy. I have even added a splash of steak sauce to create a whole new flavor profile. The key ingredients in a michelada include beer, fresh lime, salt, and Worcestershire sauce. Everything else is optional. So go ahead and experiment with this recipe, and don’t be afraid to add your own flavor to the mix! – Vanessa Wiarco   Read More…

Mexican Mojito

by Lola

Ingredients:
¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice (5-10 Mexican or key limes)
1 shot mezcal
2 cups water
2 tablespoons agave nectar (or to taste)
1 cup ice cubes
3 tablespoons fresh mint minced

Preparation:

  1. Muddle lime juice, mezcal, water, agave nectar, 1 tablespoon mint, and ice cubes in cocktail shaker.
  2. Strain, and mix in 1 tablespoon minced mint. Serve cold.