Frozen Aquas Frescas with Topo Chico

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Frozen Aquas Frescas with Topo Chico

Recipe makes 2 Servings

Ingredients

2 cup(s) Frozen Strawberries
2 cup(s) personal watermelon, seeded and chopped
2 Tbsp sugar
1 cup(s) ice
2 12 oz. bottles Topo Chico Mineral Water, chilled

Instructions
1 Combine strawberries, watermelon, sugar and ice in a blender and blend until smooth.
2 Pour into two large goblets.
3 Open chilled Topo Chico bottles then place 1 bottle upside down in each goblet.
4 Serve immediately.

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Strawberry Fields Smash

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Strawberry Fields Smash

Ingredients
3 Strawberries, large
1 tsp Lime juice
2 tsp Simple syrup
2 oz Vodka
Topo Chico, or sparkling mineral water of your choice

Directions

In a 1 pint mason jar (or glass of your choosing) use pestle to thoroughly muddle the strawberries.
Add lime juice, and simple syrup. Note: you may want to add more or less simple syrup, depending on the sweetness of your strawberries.
Add ice to the glass and pour in vodka.
Top off with Topo Chico and garnish with a lime.

Recipe stolen borrowed from the Butterlust Blog.

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Blackberry and Lime Gin Fizz

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Blackberry and Lime Gin Fizz

Recipe via a Dash of Texas Blog:

"We would make awful bartenders. We learned early on in our relationship that mixology (is that a pretentious word?) is not one of our strengths. The evening begins innocently enough; the seed of an idea for a drink is planted, or we’re influenced by an online recipe. But it usually ends in disaster – our end product never tastes quite right, and we spend a small fortune to buy all of the ingredients we didn’t have before. As a result, our top pantry shelf looks like we’re raging alcoholics because it’s stocked with a dozen bottles of stuff we don’t know what to do with."

Ingredients
2 cups whole blackberries (frozen is fine, just thaw and drain)
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
Juice of 2 limes
2 cups gin
Topo Chico (or any other sparkling water)

Instructions
1. In a blender, combine the blackberries and sugar. Blend until liquefied. Strain into a container through a fine mesh sieve, discarding any large pulp or seeds that remain.
2. At this point, you can combine all ingredients except the Topo Chico in a pitcher and pour over ice, topping with the sparkling water. If you're making individual drinks, portion out into a shaker, shake well, and pour over ice. Top with Topo Chico, a wedge of lime, and any leftover berries.


Notes
The ratios of gin to lime juice to blackberry puree is up to your individual taste, so add more or less of whichever ingredients you choose.

 

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Midnight in Mexico

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Midnight in Mexico

Inspired by: Midnight in Mexico by Alfredo Corchado.

Where: The Esquire Tavern, San Antonio

What: Mezcal, chile liqueur, Fernet-Vallet.

How: “I was inspired to create this cocktail to bring attention to journalist Alfredo Corchado's eye-opening book, Midnight in Mexico," says beverage director Houston Eaves. He describes the book as an "intensely personal account of the horrors taking place on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border in the cartel drug wars that have plagued both of our countries for many years." The drink's look is a tribute to Corchado's work: “The combination of the three all-Mexican ingredients gives the cocktail a deep, dark color to allude to the darkness of midnight, yet the blend creates a bright and inviting cocktail with a warm smoky and spicy finish,” says Eaves. Photo by Kody Melton.

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A Texas Limonade Cocktail

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A Texas Limonade Cocktail

Shuck Shack Limonade
Serves 1

Ingredients
2 oz. Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka
1 oz. simple syrup (sugar dissolved into an equal amount of water)
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 Lime paleta
1 bottle Topo Chico sparkling water

Preparation
Combine the vodka, simple syrup, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker. Add crushed ice and shake vigorously.

Pour mixture into a tall glass and add the lime paleta. Top with Topo Chico or club soda.

 
Read the full article at Garden & Gun’s website.

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