Tag: cocktails

Cucumber Chile Martini

Cucumber Chile Martini

We call cucumber, pepino.  This cucumber chile martini draws upon two Mexican flavor traditions.  The first is adding chile to pepino, a combination of freshness and piquant that is gorgeous. The second tradition is making sweets that combine chiles with various fruits. In this “Cucumber […]

Margarita with Salt “Aire”

Margarita with Salt “Aire”

 Salt “Aire” is the foam created by Chef José Andrés for the margarita served at his Oyamel restaurant in D.C.  The first time I tried it I fell in love with it.  Some of my friends eschew it, though. They are orthodox and demand the […]

Champagne Cocktail – “The Southwest Sunrise”

Champagne Cocktail – “The Southwest Sunrise”

I was asked to create a signature cocktail to celebrate Southwest Airlines‘ initiation of flight service to the Atlanta region.  I created this red jalapeño champagne cocktail that incorporates red jalapeño jelly for an unctuous mouth feel, and a light bite.  A champagne cocktail always […]