February 22, 2013 |
Happy National Margarita Day! To celebrate, we've compiled 13 of our favorite recipes . If you love a classic margarita, we've got you covered. Of course, we'll also take care of you if you'd like to get creative with a little blood orange, pomegranate or guava. Or perhaps you'd like to add a little jalapeno, horseradish or cilantro to the mix.... We include a variety of recipes, including favorites from El Coyote , Mas Malo and Border Grill (which is below.) Yes, we even include slushy margaritas.
June 5, 2005 |
About five years ago, tequila's titans found themselves caught short. International consumption had risen so precipitously that there wasn't enough supply to meet the demand. Even worse, the shortage couldn't be quickly corrected. The blue agave, the plant from which tequila is produced, takes eight to 12 years to mature. It didn't matter that many were planted quickly, they couldn't be harvested quickly enough.
December 17, 2010 |
Awash in cool whites and low lights, the Hungry Cat is the perfect place to toss back a leisurely after-work cocktail or two. Especially on weekdays, when many of the restaurant's alcohol-laced libations are half price from 3 to 6 p.m., leaving you with more money to slurp down a few succulent oysters from the fantastic raw bar. And although you might feel compelled to drink a crisp, white wine with your bivalve bonanza, there is a seasonal cocktail...
June 22, 2000 |
The first thing John Bragg ever collected was rocks. But that's not the subject of his lecture tonight, which was organized by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits. Nope. Instead museum officials were more interested in the 66-year-old's 427 different bottles of tequila. It's probably the world's largest collection of North America's first distilled spirit.
January 21, 2011 |
Tequila isn't in an exclusive relationship with sweet-and-sour mix. No, the margarita does not own its tempting agave heart. The spirit lends itself nicely to a variety of other mixers, including hibiscus juice. It lovingly cohabitates with this ruby-colored nectar in a cocktail called Angelina at Mas Malo in downtown Los Angeles. Made from the flower of the same name, the juice's flavor is soft and sweet. The addition of hibiscus-infused tequila, a hint of simple syrup and the tart tang of lime makes the drink as addictive as a kiss.
July 13, 2013 |
Barbara Golding emailed me to tell me how much she loved an Israeli couscous dish: "We had dinner at the Vertical Wine Bistro in Pasadena last week and loved the couscous. Could you provide the recipe?" Vertical Wine Bistro's dish features large, pearly couscous flavored with chopped fresh herbs and garlic and a touch of bright tang from lemon juice and vinegar. It's rounded out with complex notes from the Moroccan spice blend ras el hanout . The dish is perfect made ahead of time to give the flavors time to marry before serving.