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Me, You and Your Cocktail Hour: Margarita Style


Looking to infuse culture and spice into your cocktail hour?  Let’s go south of the border for inspiration!  While spicy foods are not for everyone, you can always choose an alternative to serve in addition to your signature hors d’oeuvres or offer a milder version with a little less heat.  Be sure note to lose the essence, flavor and personality that these offer!  For extra effect–have a mariachi band or flamenco dancer entertain your guests as they enjoy on this delicious fare. 


Black Bean and Chorizo Stuffed Chiles  (from Food and Wine)

This recipe uses mild chilies such as Anaheims and New Mexico which will increase the odds that it will be favored by all of your guests.  Flavored with cumin and oregano, the stuffed sausage adds a savory tastes to the chiles’ semi-fruity favor.





  Watermelon Margarita

 1-½ oz. tequila
¾ oz. triple sec
¾ oz. Midori
2 oz. sour mix
6 oz. cubed, seeded watermelon
8 oz. ice


Blend watermelon until liquid and add Tequila, Triple Sec and sour mix. Pour Midori in each glass and top with watermelon mixture.  Add ice.  Garnish with watermelon.  Sugar can be added to watermelon mixture to sweeten.  This can also be made as a frozen margarita with a glass rimmed with salt or sugar.

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