Most mixologists guard their margarita recipe like an Italian grandma guards her pasta sauce recipe, so it was a rare treat to get some tips from the pros at Tres Agaves during July’s National Tequila Day celebration. Here, like at my other favorite tequila haunt in Alameda, La Piñata, they employ a purist approach to the making of the most famous tequila cocktail:
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Remember the old axiom "Waste not, want not?" Well it's especially true when talking about your farmers' markert haul. Blueberries like tart poprocks, tomatoes so sweet you finally understand why they're considered a fruit and figs with paper-thin skins are incredibly perishable. But you can prolong the deliciousness of summer's fleeting flavors with time's tastiest preservative: booze.
It's peak cherry season! If you're anything like me, you've been looking for every possible way to incorporate Raniers, Brooks and Bings into your diet, from yogurt topping to sorbet to clafoutis. But there may be no better way to enjoy them than mixed with the ne plus ultra of vermouths, the Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth ($25.99) and the distinguished Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Bourbon ($24.99). My dear friend Brooke over at Foodwoolf combined these two spectacular sprits into the Master Cherry Cocktail, which is sure to take the edge off a bad day, and make watching the US play Ghana this weekend even more fun.
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