In honor of the holiday, make your house festive with a few little tricks !!!……
- 4 ripe Haas avocados
- 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (1 lemon)
- 8 dashes hot pepper sauce
- 1/2 cup small-diced red onion (1 small onion)
- 1 large garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 medium tomato, seeded, and small-diced
This drink is a celebration in a glass. Here’s the recipe:
2 large, fresh, ripe red prickly pear fruit, peeled
6-8 oz. blanco or reposado tequila
3-4 oz. fresh lime juice
4 oz. homemade jalapeno syrup
Mexican chile seasoned salt to rim glass.
Puree prickly pear in a blender. Add tequila, then strain mixture through a fine sieve to remove hard seeds, using a wooden spoon to press out all of the nectar. Stir in lime juice and syrup to taste. Chill or freeze before serving. Pour over ice into a glass rimmed with Mexican Chile Seasoned Salt. Garnish with a slice of unpeeled prickly pear or a lime wedge.
Jalapeno Syrup: 2 cups sugar, 1 cup water, 2 or more jalapenos (or serranos for more heat) halved and seeded. In a heavy one-quart saucepan, bring sugar and water to a slow boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Add peppers and simmer for 3 minutes. Remove pan from heat and allow to cool. Pour, un-strained, into a bottle, and refrigerate for two weeks.