Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita


jalapeno cucumber margarita


Serves 1.

2 oz. tequila
1/2 oz. triple sec
2 lemon wedges
2 lime wedges (plus one for garnish)
2 teaspoons sugar
4 slices of cucumber
3 slices jalapeño
coarse sea salt


1. Muddle ice, lemon, lime, sugar, jalapeño and cucumber in a pint glass.

2. Add tequila and triple sec, shake with a Boston shaker and pour into a salt rimmed glass.

Holy Guacamole!!!

This guacamole always disappears…sometimes before dinner is served. It’s perfect for fajita night with a couple of friends or double it up for a fiesta.


Holy Guacamole!!!


Serves 3-4.

3 avocadoes, peeled, pitted and cubed
1/2 onion, minced
1 jalapeño, diced
1/2 tomato, finely diced
1/4- 1/3 cup, finely chopped cilantro, plus a couple leaves for garnish
4 garlic cloves, pressed through a garlic press
2 teaspoons lime juice
1/2 teaspoon chili pepper flakes, more to taste
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
salt and pepper


1. Combine avocado, tomato, jalapeño, garlic and lime juice. Mash like crazy with a fork or OXO Good Grips Wire Potato Masher.

2. Stir in cilantro, chili pepper flakes, cayenne, salt and pepper. Adjust accordingly. I like a slow burn, so I always heat it up….not enough to make you sweat, but so you definitely know it’s there.

3. Serve with homemade tortilla chips….or store bought if you don’t have time to make your own.
4. Transfer to a fiesta inspired bowl and garnish with cilantro.