How to save a river on Cinco de Mayo: Organic Margaritas

My margarita glasses look lonely this morning. But tonight they will sing a mariachi melody (if they could sing) and dress in a wrap made from chunky salt. Like millions of Americans, I will celebrate Mexico's triumph against the French in the Battle of Puebla (never mind they ultimately lost the war.) The details don't … Continue reading How to save a river on Cinco de Mayo: Organic Margaritas

Water Conservation at the Kitchen Table: Tequila and Water

I swirl the golden liquid in my glass. “Notice the color of the gold añejo,” directs Dr. Adolfo Murillo, the maker of Tequila Alquimia. “Its color comes from oak barrels.” Absent are wedges of lime and shakers of salt that are used to soften the sharp burn of tequila when it travels down the throat. … Continue reading Water Conservation at the Kitchen Table: Tequila and Water

Tequila And Water (Alquimia-Rita Recipe)

I have tequila on the mind. I currently write an article about tequila and water for the upcoming Edible Ojai magazine issue. Every proper Mexican has a bottle of tequila in their spirit cupboard ready to pour into small glass cups for guests. It is the fastest growing spirit in the U.S. and Europe. Chances … Continue reading Tequila And Water (Alquimia-Rita Recipe)