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Recipe Sat Feb 22 2014

Ay, Chihuahua! It's National Margarita Day

According to Foodimentary, the original recipe for the Margarita was made of equal parts tequila, orange liquor and lime, served over ice with a salt-rimmed glass. Even on a chilly February day that sounds so good.

AY CHIWOWA Cucumber Margarita 2.jpgAy, chihuahua! is an idiom which also expresses surprise as if to say "Wow, there are so many!" And there really are many creative alternatives to the traditional Margarita with which to raise a glass in celebration like the Cucumber Margarita or the Ay Diablo Margarita at Chicago's ¡AY CHIWOWA! Tavern.

Cucumber Margarita
1.5 oz corzo resposado
1 oz cucumber juice fresh
.5 oz of pomelo grapefruit
.5 oz mariposa
1 oz agave nectar
1 oz lime juice

Shake and serve in a margarita glass (salted rim optional).

¡Tequila and Tacos!

Try pairing the Cucumber Margarita with Shrimp Tostadas (adobo shrimp, corn tomato cream, pickled onion, and cilantro), Shrimp Adobo Tacos (shrimp, refried beans, and queso fresco), Blackened Fish Tacos (tilapia, seasoning, mango aioli, and corn salsa) or Barbacoa Tacos (short rib barbacoa and watercress salad).

AY CHIWOWA Ay Diablo 2.jpgAy Diablo Margarita
1.5 oz dioso silver
1 oz tazo tea passion fruit syrup
1 oz domaine de canton
1 oz fresh lime juice

Shake and serve in a margarita glass.

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Filipino Food / August 8, 2014 6:56 AM

Fantastic drink. I would like this on my candle dinner my wife.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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