New Year’s Eve… Tequila!

I chilled multiple bottles of very fine Italian wine in preparation for New Year’s Eve, 2011.  I thought we could strat with a delightful Prosecco, move on to a more serious Franciacorta, and then if the occassion called for it, we’d finish with a glass of Moscato d’Asti.  Those plans went out the window the second Angela arrived with a bottle of Tres Generaciones Añejo Tequila.

Given the bowl of (admittedly nonseasonal) Argentianian blackberries on the counter, and the whole mess of local Mexican limes in the fridge, Blackberry Margaritas were the only conclusion…

Añejo Tequila… slightly smokey with a clean citrusy agave finish.   This stuff was fairly balanced and really pretty on the nose- I could have sipped it neat.  It was even better when muddled with the Mexican limes and blackberries.

Escondido Mexican Limes from Casa “Rossall”.

Lime and Turbinado Sugar Pre-Muddle

Happiness is… 2012 Beginning with a Blackberry Margarita!

Blackberry Margarita Recipe:

  • 1 part Tequila
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar (or more to taste)
  • 1 whole lime and juice from a second lime
  • 4 blackberries
  • Sparkling water to taste

Muddle the two lime halves and the sugar in a glass.  Add the tequila and ice, stir to chill.  Add the sparkling water to taste, as well as more lime juice as needed.  Feliz Año Nuevo!