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Mexican Fare

CHEFINTHECLOSET Mar 4, 2010 10:20 AM

I'm planning to serve Mexican fare for Oscar night. I'll serve tacos, fajitas, guacamole and salsa with Mexican salad. What kind of drink should I serve? My guests do not like beer.

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  1. carolinadawg RE: CHEFINTHECLOSET Mar 4, 2010 10:22 AM

    Margaritas and/or mojitos.

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      Parrotgal RE: CHEFINTHECLOSET Mar 4, 2010 10:22 AM

      Sangria? I love sangria with Mexican. Margaritas, of course.

      1. Perilagu Khan RE: CHEFINTHECLOSET Mar 4, 2010 10:55 AM

        Bloody Marias--extra hot n' spicy. Sort of like gazpacho (yes, I know that's not quite Mexican) in a glass.

        1. Fuller RE: CHEFINTHECLOSET Mar 4, 2010 10:59 AM

          If you really want to go authentic, go find yourself some horchata or make up a batch of hibiscus tea (aka Jamaica tea, but not like the country of Jamaica - it's often called Jamaica flower (with a YH sound) in Spanish.) You can use the hibiscus tea in some improvised cocktails too. If you have a Mexican/Latino market in your area, they will carry the dried flowers. People will LOVE it and it's a welcome change to the sugary sweetness that often accompanies margaritas.

          This just came up in Google but it's a good start.
          http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/...

          1. c oliver RE: CHEFINTHECLOSET Mar 4, 2010 11:11 AM

            How about Bloody Caesars, made with clamato juice rather than tomato or V8?

            http://www.chow.com/recipes/13718

            We make them with tequila sometimes.

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              gordeaux RE: CHEFINTHECLOSET Mar 4, 2010 11:17 AM

              I'd have pitchers of real margaritas,
              sangria (citrus is sooo in season now!!)
              mojitos
              and tome tomato juice to serve micheladas just in case someone wants to try a different take on cerveza fria!
              Also, isn't there a tamarind michelada concoction?
              I'd squeeze a whole bunch of lime juice before hand

              1. alanbarnes RE: CHEFINTHECLOSET Mar 4, 2010 04:54 PM

                Lately I've been making Mexican sidecars - Presidente brandy, Patron Citronage, and fresh-squeezed Mexican lime juice.

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                  babbabooey RE: CHEFINTHECLOSET Mar 4, 2010 05:01 PM

                  Pineapple Leap

                  Ingredients: 1.25 Parts Tequila, 2 parts Pineapple Juice, 1 Part lemon Juice (fresh if possible), 0.25 Parts Grenadine, crushed ice.

                  Pour all ingredients into a cocktail mixer. Shake very well, and serve in tall glass

                  Turbo

                  Ingredients: Tequila, Vodka, and a fresh fruit juice (or tropical fruit juice mix) of your preference, ice

                  Pour the Tequila, Vodka and some fruit juice (to taste / dilute) into a cocktail mixer; add the crushed ice and shake vigorously. Pour into a tall glass; serve immediately.

                  1. coney with everything RE: CHEFINTHECLOSET Mar 5, 2010 04:21 AM

                    Blast from the past: tequila sunrise...

                    1. Jetgirly RE: CHEFINTHECLOSET Mar 5, 2010 05:55 AM

                      Margaritas, with an agua fresca or two for non-drinkers.

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                        westaust RE: CHEFINTHECLOSET Mar 5, 2010 06:33 AM

                        Tequila shots
                        Tequila Slammers
                        Tequila sunrise
                        Margaritas

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                          Jetgirly RE: westaust Mar 5, 2010 01:57 PM

                          Also, tequila with grapefruit soda. Palomas!

                        2. shanagain RE: CHEFINTHECLOSET Mar 7, 2010 12:01 PM

                          A little late, but one of our go-to's is a combination of Jarrito's sodas iced down in a colorful plastic bucket for non-drinkers, kids or as mixers if requested. They get great feedback - but I'm a sugar-free kind of gal, so I can't testify as to taste.

                          http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3265/2...

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                            coney with everything RE: shanagain Mar 8, 2010 04:12 AM

                            The Jarritos grapefruit soda (can't remember the name, starts with a T) is a wonderful alternative to Squirt. You get the grapefruit taste, slightly less sweet, and no HFCS so no overly sweet aftertaste.

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                              shanagain RE: coney with everything Mar 8, 2010 08:32 AM

                              Also: Pretty! We have a bright blue plastic tub-thing and a bunch of them in there just look great.

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                                alanbarnes RE: coney with everything Mar 8, 2010 09:05 AM

                                Toronja.

                            2. Passadumkeg RE: CHEFINTHECLOSET Mar 8, 2010 09:44 AM

                              Pulque! (Shhh, Sam) Heh, heh, heh.

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