A collection of 7 awesome recipes made with tequila for tequila lovers.
Rumor has it that today is… NATIONAL TEQUILA DAY!!! I had been thinking long and hard about what wonderful recipe could I bring you on such a special day like today. Although, I had some really great ideas, which I intent on making soon, I thought it would be best to share with you a group of awesome recipes, all of which involve tequila, from some of my favorite bloggers.
Side note: The recipes featured on this post are from wonderful ladies who make great food. If you don’t follow them yet, you should definitely do so.
A little about Tequila
Tequila is a distilled beverage produced in the region of Guadalajara, Mexico and made from the blue agave plant. Once the Tequila is extracted and distilled it can be bottled as silver tequila or stored in wooden barrels for aging. There are two aging process for tequila. Reposado is rested in big oak barrels that can contain about 5, 280 gallons. Añejos are rested in wooden barrels previously used for reposados, but the barrels cannot be more 158 gallons in size. Tequila is most often made at a 38 to 40 percent alcohol content.
I’m a wine type of woman, but occasionally I enjoy a few little cocktails. Margaritas with it’s salty-sour booziness are one of my favorite cocktails. And, there is nothing better to warm up in a chilly night than a strong shot of tequila.
Nonetheless, tequila can also provide wonderful flavor to certain foods, such as queso fundido, shrimp and even cake. Yes, you heard that right, cake!
I’m going to stop writing now because I know you just want to go make one, or two, of these awesome tequila recipes. So, I’m just going to leave you to it and drop this song right here so that you can use it as background music while you cook. The song is called Salsa Tequila and as of right now, it’s my daughter’s “favorite Spanish song.” If you have never heard it, you must.
Happy Tequila Day!
Mexican Chocolate Bundt Cake with tequila Almond Liqueur Ganache by Muy Bueno Cookbook.
Coco Loco (Colombian Coconut Cocktail) by My Colombian Recipes.
Queso Fundido with Chorizo by Smart Little Cookie.
Palomas by Aromas & Sabores.
Spicy Tequila Shrimp by The Noshery.
Zucchini Fries with Tequila-Spiked Avocado Dip by Sweet Life Bake.
Grapefruit Lime Margaritas by Smart Little Cookie.
Enjoy and have fun!