November 24, 2005 |
First, there was the art; now, there is the tequila. The heirs of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo have launched a line of high-end spirits using the name and likeness of the style icon, hoping to capitalize on the growing popularity of expensive liquor in fancy packaging. "Tequila was her favorite drink and she drank a lot of it," said Mara Romeo Pinedo Kahlo, a grandniece who was an infant when Kahlo died in 1954.
February 9, 2013 |
Dear SOS: My coworker raves about the chicken tequila fettuccine from California Pizza Kitchen. Her birthday is coming up in February, and we would like to make the dish for a girls' night in to celebrate. Do you have the recipe? Janelle Webb Bakersfield -- Dear Janelle: Happy birthday to your friend, and have fun celebrating! California Pizza Kitchen was happy to share its recipe, which we've adapted here. -- Noelle Carter -- California Pizza Kitchen's chicken tequila fettuccine Total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes Servings: 4 to 6 Note: Adapted from California Pizza Kitchen.
May 22, 2013
Total time: 2 minutes Servings: Makes 1 cocktail Note: From Vincenzo Marianella 1/2 ounce good-quality reposado tequila, preferably 4 Copas 3/4 ounce St-Germain elderflower liqueur 1 ounce ruby grapefruit juice 2 to 2 1/2 ounces Champagne or prosecco Combine the tequila, St-Germain and grapefruit juice in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a cocktail flute. Top with Champagne. Quickly stir; then serve immediately. Each serving: 167 calories; 0 protein; 13 grams carbohydrates; 0 fiber; 0 fat; 0 saturated fat; 0 cholesterol; 2 mg. sodium.
July 7, 2011 |
The chewy chips at Más Malo will ruin your appetite if you're not careful. Eat one and the blind flirtation of grease and salt on your tongue will cause you to reach for another, and then another. And before you know it you will become a mindless hand-to-basket-to-mouth machine, dipping these intentionally crunchless, deep-fried curiosities into the pillowy depths of the restaurant's housemade guacamole and through the fiery landscape of its five-part salsa flight. That's warning No. 1. Warning No. 2: The cocktails, agave-laced tributes to punk rock aesthetics, will quickly put you down for the count, so stick with two — three, at most.
December 10, 2010 |
Intense about the value of a quality drink, Nikki Sunseri ? director of the cocktail program at the Italian restaurants Little Dom's in Los Feliz and Dominick's in West Hollywood ? measures, stirs and shakes liquor with precision. For winter she's reimagined a variety of classic cocktails from the 1870s to the 1930s including a boozy concoction called Pancho Villa that she describes as both a "Mexican Sazerac" and a "drinker's drink. " Tequila gives it an earthy flavor while Aperol adds depth and sweet sting.
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...
September 27, 1998 |
Plunk yourself down at the bar at L.A.'s El Carmen, and order up a couple of shots--one tequila, one mescal. Well-known as a repository of tequila, El Carmen also has the best selection in town of mescal, a similar liquor from a different part of Mexico. Mescal's the stuff that sometimes comes with a worm in the bottle--but that's the type to avoid.
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.