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Martini


June 15, 2012

I had fallen for the city of Puebla almost 20 years ago. And you know how that goes, sometimes when going back to things you loved while young and are nostalgic about, there’s a risk of disappointment.

Just the first night I was back, I felt myself fall for it all over again. After days of scouting, eating, researching, testing and filming with Cortez Brothers, I left with a disorganized mental list of things I didn’t even had the chance to try.

See, the charm is everywhere: from the history inhaled in each corner; to the talavera tiles splattered all over buildings, tables, vases and plates; to the food which makes you want to lick the plates clean, be it paper plates at markets – like this one holding cumin tamales with a side of peanut atole…

Continue reading Totally Unexpected: Cucumber Martini


This episode shows us how to pick and prime the perfect avocado, then walks us through three great recipes. As a bonus, she learns how to make an avocado martini from one of the top bars in Mexico City.


AVOCADO MARTINI
Martini de Aguacate
Single serving

INGREDIENTS
2 oz vodka
1/2 oz dry vermouth
1/2 cup ripe pulp from a Hass avocado
2 tbsp cajeta or La Lechera dulce de leche
2 tbsp La Lechera sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup milk

TO PREPARE
Pour all of the ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth.  Pour into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake it and strain into chilled martini glasses.


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