Tag Archives: margarita

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Cara Cara Margarita

Sometimes eating and drinking seasonally forces you to step off the wagon. Who am I to argue?

Watermelon Margarita

This perfect summer cocktail is seasonal, fresh and believe it or not—actually tastes like watermelon.

Cinco de Mayo

Because the Mexican culture is such a huge part of our Santa Barbara community, I don’t even consider “Mexican Food” to be international cuisine. I feel like Mexican food is just our…food. With that in mind, here is a list of Cinco de Mayo fare along with my favorite complementary drinks.

What to do with Tons and Tons of Lemons?

Reader Thom writes: Dear Val,  I have tons and tons of lemons (oranges and grapefruit too) and I’m going to use your lemon dressing tonight, but what else can I make with all these lemons? -Thom There are lots of suggestions and recipes on the site. Preserve your lemons and give them out as gifts. […]

Margarita with salt and ice

Margarita (Rocks/Salt)

Oh, the Margarita. I do love a good one. Some Margaritas get too sweet for my taste so I go lighter on the sugar in the simple syrup so the drink doesn’t get too bogged down with sweetness.