Cocktail O’ Clock: Fusion Margaritas!

I love fusion food. You take one cuisine you like, combine it with another cuisine you like, and what do you get? A cuisine you love! One of my favorites is Korean tacos, a food truck staple from LA (and there’s lots of great ones in Austin, too). One thing I’ve never had before, though, is a Korean-Mexican drink hybrid. Until now, that is!

This cocktail recipe combines Korean gochujang seasoning with classic marg ingredients like tequila and lime juice. The result is a sweetly spicy beverage—a margarita with a slightly foreign kick to it. Enjoy with your favorite tacos… or Korean BBQ… or, of course, both.

Spicy Margarita

Spicy Gochujang Margarita

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Awesome Sign of the Day

My parents live in a Small Town.  I did not grow up there, and am thus somewhat skeptical of its charms.  However.  Check out this sign.  That’s right.  99-cent margaritas twice a week. Sure, they are only open ’til 9, but note that these ain’t no happy hour specials.

Maybe these small town folks know what they’re doing after all.

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Endless Poptails: Watermelon Blackberry Margarita

Anyone know if the five-second rule applies to popsicles? It would seem that a perspiring popsicle would probably pick up more microbial friends than say, a fallen cupcake, right? Hmm, it would seem, but to be safe — if your poptail falls on the floor, give it a quick run under cold water and then pour some tequila over it. Fallen poptail saved.

Three days later — no ill effects. I feel fine. The takeaway is that you really can eat off my kitchen floor. In case you’d rather not, you can make your own margarita poptail with this recipe using watermelon, some limeade and a few blackberries for a punch of tartness. And of course, don’t forget the tequila and triple sec. Once you do make this you’ll see why I refused to let my fallen poptail go to waste.

Watermelon and Blackberry Margarita Poptail

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Cocktails Gone Spherical

Now that “handcrafted” cocktails have become about as commonplace as craft beer, bartenders and bloggers are looking for new ways to impress. You might think molecular mixology is gimmicky, but you gotta admit that these 8 cocktail spheres look pretty amazing.

 1. Old Fashioned In the Rocks

At Grant Achatz’ Aviary in Chicago the old fashioned comes neat — very neat. Drinkers get to smash the sphere open and watch the drink explode out.

2. Spherical Pickleback

Just about every bar in Brooklyn now serves a pickleback (a shot of whiskey backed by a shot of pickle juice). Only Do or Dine—home of the foie gras donut—serves a molecular pickleback, whereby the back — the spherical ball of pickle juice — explodes inside your mouth.

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