Tequila Recipes for Dummies

“I cook with tequila. Sometimes I even put food on it!”

That’s not exactly how the original saying goes, but it rings true for tequila aficionados. Mexican cuisine is great on its own, but tequila recipes make it even greater!

Truth be told, people who enjoy tequila have great appetites. It's only fair they enjoy a fantastic meal with their favorite blue agave spirit.

That’s why I always advocate for sharing meals alongside tequila. It creates a relaxed environment, stimulates friendly conversation, and improves alcohol tolerance among your guests. You’ll share awesome moments with your loved ones and avoid any “1-shooter borracho” situations.

Note: If there’s something you NEVER want to be, that’s a 1-shooter borracho. It never ends well!).

But not only can you have a shot of tequila alongside your favorite dishes; tequila itself makes for an incredible ingredient. With its strong agave flavor and aromatic presence, tequila can work wonders in marinades, dressings, soups, and even desserts.

Cooking with tequila

There are a few general guidelines you should follow when cooking with tequila:

- If you’re going to cook then do it right. Stick to 100% agave tequila, mixtos have no place in the kitchen.

- When in doubt, use tequila blanco to bring out agave’s purest flavor. Save your reposados and añejos for recipes that specifically call for them.

- Alcohol evaporates at high temperatures. When preparing hot dishes, always add agave sprits last.

- Alcohol has a lower freezing point than water. Desserts may not freeze well with an extra tequila punch.

And most importantly, remember Harriet van Horne’s words the moment you set foot on your kitchen: “Cooking is like love, it should be entered into with abandon or not at all”.

Cook it, love it, and share it.

So ladies, cook with tequila and win over your man’s heart. And guys, true men know their way around the kitchen. Get going, both of you!

Tequila Recipes

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If you've a cooking recipe that uses tequila, here's the place to share it!

Tequila is a great cooking ingredient. Sure, most of us prefer to drink it, but the statement holds.

I've found tequila cooking recipes to be harder to come by than other types of liquors (wine, for example). That is why I need your help.

If you know a thing or two about cooking with tequila (heard of a recipe, tried one at a restaurant, etc.) I'd be an honor for Tequila Knight to have it in its website.

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