Beverages

Fresh Cherry Coke (Dr Pepper) Floats

Fresh Cherry Coke Float Recipe

I grew up 40 minutes north of the 4th largest city in the United States. And it might as well have been 200 miles from the nearest civilization. Back then, it was the last-Dairy-Queen, barely-a-dot-on-the-map before you hit that stretch of 59 that turned into 2 parts speed trap, 1 part scary hillbilly cop movie, [...]

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Grilled Pineapple Margarita

Grilled Pineapple Margarita

Grilled pineapple is currently my very, very favorite thing on the planet. ‘Cause Lord knows, the soccer-hockey-basketball trifecta of worthless sports sure as hell isn’t. HOW IS IT NOT FOOTBALL SEASON YET?! {I would just like to note that since posting this, I have now watched more soccer than in my seven previous lifetimes combined. [...]

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Spicy Jalapeño & Watermelon Margarita

Spicy Jalapeño and Watermelon Margarita Recipe

“All good drinks burn on their way down, right?” –Me. Between coughs and gasps for air. I still remember the very first time I made a spicy margarita. I dropped some sliced, fresh jalapeños in tequila. And then I walked away. For like a week. The peppers were insanely spicy. The tequila was… What’s a [...]

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Kaffir Lime & Coconut Margarita with HEB Primo Picks

Kaffir Lime & Coconut Margarita

It’s not everyday you open the box left on your doorstep and find a margarita inside. I mean, I didn’t exactly find a margarita inside of my Primo Picks Package (say that 5 times fast!), but I did find a bottle of Central Market Organic Kaffir Lime & Coconut Italian Soda. It wasn’t perfect – [...]

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The Perfect Lime for The Perfect Margarita

Fresh squeezed lime juice

This, my friends, is liquid gold. Pure liquid gold. One post-preschool-drop-off morning last week, I spent the better part of two hours driving around west Houston scouting the price of limes. Grocery stores roll their weekly prices on Wednesdays and with our annual Tequila & Taquitos Bash approaching, I needed to find the most affordable [...]

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Grapefruit Mimosas

Grapefruit Mimosa

A couple of weekends ago, we were crouched over a “Boss” burger and a bowl of Kerbey Queso when the server dropped off a frosty carafe full of a perfect pink drink at the table next to us. I contained my squeal but my “OHMYGODINEEDTHATRIGHTNOW” face was met with a silent, disapproving head-shake. After like [...]

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Fresh Plum Margaritas

Red Plum Margarita

One Hundred and Nine degrees. I know the weather chick said it was “only” 107… but she also told me that we “only” had a 30% chance of rain in late May. And then it flooded. Buy my thermometer said 109. So 109 it is. How do you deal with 109 degrees? I weed the [...]

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Tangelo Margaritas

Tangelo Margarita

It’s probably no surprise to any of you, but when I see a new fruit come in season – or priced low enough that I can’t resist hoarding – the first thing that comes to my mind is: I have tequila at home, right? Because, really now – what fruit doesn’t make a good margarita? [...]

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