Drinks- bebidas

Food Book Offer from Lonely Planet

I just received a “3 for 2” offer for Lonely Planet guidebooks and I would highly recommend it. The books are not overpriced anyway and their quality to foodies is unsurpassed. Even their phrasebooks are packed with valuable food info. Here is an example from my travels last week in Mexico City. We are putting […]

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Tequila has delicious cousins in Chihuahua

Tequila is king- except in Chihuahua Certainly the product of Blue Agave is the most famous of the Mexican spirits. And it is assumed to be the only or the best of the Mexican distillates. But this is far from true. Recently some other ones are appearing in the United States and placing quite well […]

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Andy’s Sotol #2

The Strawberry creation from Andy Borbely was only the beginning- his best was yet to come. This one is sure to be an award winner: Set up two rocks glasses on the bar Add ice to one glass as well as ½ oz Pernod In the second glass, add ½ teaspoon sugar ¼ oz BitterCube […]

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Andy’s Sotol #1

Mixologist Andy Borbely at Seven Saints in Champaign, Illinois got excited last night when he took his first sip of Don Cuco Reposado Sotol. He and consultant Paul Simpson agreed that this fine spirit will live a good life just sipped or on the rocks. But soon Andy disappeared in the back and out came […]

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Sotol and Fresca

I am a bit of a Fresca fan and this is a great use of both of both Fresca and Sotol. Combine 4-6oz of Fresca with 1-2 oz of a Sotol (likeDon Cuco Suave) and hit it with a squeeze of lime. Serve over ice…and perhaps with a splash of tonic water on a hot day.

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Coffee in Copper Canyon

I was at Noritari, a delightful wooded lodge high in the Sierra Madres, with Alfredo Murillo recently. We were doing some last minute scouting for the upcoming first ever culinary trip to Copper Canyon, “The Blue Corn Express”. Chef Sol at Noritari pulled out all the stops, serving us amaranth seed soup with squash blossoms […]

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A refreshing Sotol drink…Sotol Cooler

These warm September evenings are perfect for a fresh new cooler type drink. My wife and enjoyed this one that I created last night as we sat in our back yard with the evening creeping in. Here are the ingredients: – one oz sotol – I used Don Coco “Suave” – it is a bit […]

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Sotol and how to buy it…if you can find it.

Sotol is much like tequila, but I think smoother overall – in particular it lacks the aftertaste of some tequilas. Another difference I have noticed is that there  is no hangover. A note on sotol brands: this stuff is hard to find in US stores. You can by it on our journeys and the import […]

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Sotol…the brew of Chihuahau.

Chihuahua has few functioning wineries and in the spirits department is best known for sotol production…actually it is known as the state drink of Chihuahua. This rare spirit is similar to the mescal-type drinks of other parts of Mexico, but this one is produced from the core parts of the stem of the desert plant, […]

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Tepache- a pineapple delight

You gotta try this stuff…

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