Happy National Margarita Day! Toast to the Alamo state’s favorite cocktail at one of these margarita-slinging San Antonio establishments. You’ll find drinks made with everything from vibrant prickly pear juice to jalapeño-infused tequila. Looking to celebrate at home? We have a few recipes for you to whip up in your kitchen, as well.
5 Perfect-for-Summer Cocktails to Try Now
The days have started to slow and the temperature is hitting 90 degrees by noon, so I think we’re all in need of a refreshing cocktail. From a bourbon-spiked punch to Brazil’s favorite libation, the Caipirinha, there is something for everyone.
Cheers Fiesta, You’ve Been Fabulous!
Best get your fill of all the fun before the last and final day of Fiesta this Sunday! We can’t think of a more fitting way to say “until next year…” than with a round of ‘ritas and your favorite amigos–however you like’em!
National Margarita Day Needs YOU!
Round up the troops! National Margarita Day is THIS Wednesday, February 22nd. To prepare, we’ve sampled our way through a number of tasty fixings from right here in the Lone Star State. ¡Salud!
Make Mine a Margarita!
No surprise the quintessential drink of carnival season is also a personal preference anytime. In anticipation of the 125th Anniversary of Fiesta, ante up for these local libations–8 recipes in all!
Win Martina McBride’s First-Ever Cookbook!
Christmas will be here before we know it, and Goodtaste has a gift that keeps on giving. All you have to do to earn a copy of the hard cover cookbook from this country music megastar is to LIKE Goodtaste with Tanji on Facebook! We’ll pick one lucky winner by 12/19…
This ‘Odd Duck’ Really Stands Out!
Local, seasonal fare is spreading in South Austin. It’s a commitment that star chef Bryce Gilmore made prior to Odd Duck’s brick & mortar opening with its sister location just down Lamar, Barley Swine. Sleek, modern and inviting, we’ve been anxious to try Chef’s seasonal menu at Odd Duck…
It’s a GREAT DAY for Cocktails, Houston!
Sparkling summer cocktails (and mocktails!) to whip together for the 4th! Check out my latest segment on Great Day Houston this Friday, July 4 for the following recipes crafted right before your eyes. These are simple to make and irresistible outdoors, stretched out with a good book or even better conversation…
Cocktail Crazy This Spring!
Fabulous options for sipping this Fiesta season! Multiple picks for margaritas, sangria, beer as well as a few other specialty cocktails to keep you honest are as follows…
Original Ninfa’s Pumpkin Margarita
This delicious drink comes from Chef Alex Padilla at the award winning Ninfa’s Restaurant in Houston. The pumpkin puree for this cocktail is a bit time consuming but so worth the effort. Kids can enjoy a non-alcoholic version made with the pumpkin puree and seltzer. Note that the puree is best made a day ahead of time to allow the flavors to intensify…bottoms up!
Roll Out Summer with Ice-Cold Cocktails!
It’s totally time to COOL OUT this summer and feel invigorated with a spirit or two to lift your spirit! There are some wonderfully creative and original fruity blends here to try at home…that is, if you can’t make it out to the following fab locations.
One Mighty Cool Melon!
We’re getting into the hottest part of the year, but what better way to chill than with lush, ripe-and-ready watermelon! It was one of my favorite summer snacks as a kid. Now it seems like I’m seeing this cool fruit pop up more often in crafty recipes everywhere I go…
The Margarita Master Continues to ‘Wow!’ at La Fonda
“Juan’s special touch, fresh lime juice, and plain good tequila.” That’s the recipe for over 40 years of success as told to me by Hans White, owner and operator of La Fonda Alamo Heights — a local legend at Tex Mex. Of course he’s referring to his world famous bartender, Juan, who has been with La Fonda over four decades!
Boudro’s Barges in for the Holidays!
Boudro’s is a popular holiday dining destination for tourists and locals alike- and for good reason! Boudro’s distinctive menu of Texas and southwestern specialties is just the icing on the cake…especially when it comes to breaking bread aboard one of its private river barges.
Chill with Aldaco’s watermelon soup
You know you are in for a spectacular evening the minute you see the view from Aldaco’s Stone Oak! And the food is like no other, either. My friend, Blanca Aldaco, is an innovator in the kitchen…and she has done it again with this chilled Watermelon Soup with Shrimp. What a way to keep cool this summer.