Some holidays simply don't get the attention they deserve! For example, Tequila Day on July 24th! We can think of few other causes for celebration quite as exciting and mouth-watering as a frosted glass of smooth, throat-tickling tequila on a hot July day. Plus, while we love our tequila in a glass, we also love to cook with it!
Don't believe us, just take a look at some of these hearty meals and sip-able cocktails, all infused with your favorite Mexican spirit. Salud!
Got some berries and a little tequila? Of course you do! Bring some magic to dessert with Tequila Berry Sorbet. Sweet blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries with a kick of tequila for a smooth, lush sorbet that lets you kick back, relax and enjoy the moment.
Avocado is in every bite of this decadent dessert - it adds a creamy touch to tequila-laced ice cream as well as a rich component to chocolate brownies spiced with chile.
With its combination of sweetness and spice, one can't help but dream of imbibing this colorful cocktail on a sun-drenched beach in Mexico. For this refreshing mixer, tequila is combined with prickly pear and yuzu. The result is a beautiful drink you can sip all summer long.
As it turns out, pears and tequila make the perfect pair! Poaching pears in tequila is a surprisingly easy affair and a decadent treat. A drizzle of lightly sweetened cactus pear sauce adds a vibrant touch of color perfect for the fun summer season.
For this Latin spin on a classic holiday dish, a whole turkey is glazed in a sweet and tangy chile, tequila, and apricot sauce then roasted until golden.
Is this meal worthy of a romantic rendezvous? In The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo, a fictionalized account of Kahlo's life by mystery novelist and screenwriter F.G. Haghenbeck, this dish is one Kahlo uses to win her lover's heart, possibly through his stomach.