Tag: tequila

“Hojita”  — Mezcal & Hoja Santa Cocktail

“Hojita” — Mezcal & Hoja Santa Cocktail

I muddle Hoja Santa to add flavors and aromas of licorice, anise and sassafras. Native to central and southern Mexico and all of Mesoamerica, this ancient plant is a member of the genus, “piper,” same as the Indian black pepper plant.  It’s used to flavor […]

Grilled Clams in Tequila Broth

Grilled Clams in Tequila Broth

This recipe uses ingredients that were being employed and enjoyed by our Texas Indian ancestors long before 1400.  Archeologists have been able to determine that clams along the coastal bays were harvested most heavily from mid-April to late-July.  They were sometimes steamed in earth ovens […]

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 […]