Monday, September 15, 2008

Beverage Monday. Happy Birthday Mexico.

Mexican Independence Day is September 16. So we are going to get the party started a little early with some Mexican Flag inspired drinks.

The Mexican Flag Shooter
1/3 shot grenadine
1/3 shot white tequila
1/3 shot green creme de menthe or Midori

Pour them slowly in order into shot glass using a bar spoon. It is also a 'flaming' shot. You light it on fire diffuse the flame after 3 seconds and suck it up with a straw.

Coctel Bandera Mexicana( Mexican Flag Cocktail)
1 1/2 shots tequila
Lime Juice
Powdered sugar
Green Grape
Slice of Jicama or banana ball

Put the lime juice and powdered sugar into a shaker. Mix thoroughly. Add ice and tequila. Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a green grape, slice of jicama or banana and a cherry.

Banderita (Little Flag)
2 ounces of tequila blanco/reposado
2 ounces of natural juice/clamato
2 ounces of freshly squeezed lime juice

Put each one in an individual cognac or shot glass.
Then you start with a sip on the tequila glass and continue with the tomato
juice and finish off with the lime juice. Continue these steps until you
have finished your tequila. Salt can be added to the lime juice if desired. You can add Tabasco or hot sauce to the tomato juice for taste.
Cheers and Viva Mexico!
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