Wednesday, May 1, 2013

5 Reasons To Lift Your Glass And Say ¡Salud!

A delicious fiesta with Margaritas rimmed with Sal de Mar salt

Reason 1 
I have many hispanic friends who have opened up their homes and lives by sharing stories, recipes and their beautiful culture with me.

Reason 2 
I'm married to the "Tequila Tracker" who is also a rep for the incredible T1 Tequila.

Reason 3 
My good friend Lucinda Hutson's book "¡Viva Tequila!comes out in May and is a must read for anyone that enjoys tequila, cooking or the wonderful culture of Mexico.
Leave a comment below about your favorite tequila and I will do a random drawing for a free copy of this fabulous book on May 20, 2013.

Reason 4
My husband is an avid tequila collector with enough bottles to last many fiestas - which in turn may cause many siestas.

Reason 5 
It's taken me many years to get past my memories of bad tequila and educate myself into sipping true agave pleasure. 

If those are not reason enough to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, then I must need another sip to come up with more reasons and/or more shameless plugs. I'm jus' sayin'!

Soak Watermelon wedges in tequila-lime-agave. Skewer and Freeze.
Muddle fresh minced ginger and fresh blueberries in your favorite margarita recipe.
Mix freshly brewed Hibiscus tea with your favorite blanco and a splash of lime and agave syrup. 
Blood Orange Margarita
Anejo served neat with the essence of burnt orange peel on the rim
Margarita Gelato
Tequila Sunset
Avocado Margarita recipe courtesy of Notes From Maggies Farm
Take any flavor of the Republic Spirit Blends and pour straight into an ice cream machine for a delicious sorbet
How do you celebrate Cinco De Mayo?

Need more ideas as to what tequila is the best taste for you? Then check out these great sites that will give you plenty of information. And don't forget about the *GIVEAWAY*