Sunday, July 25, 2010

25, El Borracho

(25, The Drunkard)
It's been really hot outside! Enjoy my recipes.

The Block Party
1/2 package frozen Parcha/Maracuya/Passion Fruit
1/2 package frozen Mango
1 cup orange juice
few tablespoons sugar
gold rum

blend. enjoy. vegetate.

Trans-Europe Express
1 package frozen Mora/Blackberries
1 cup cranberry juice
lingonberry syrup
handful fresh berries if available
equal parts Kentucky Bourbon, Benedictine, Aguardiente

blend. enjoy. laugh.

The Perfect Salsa
2 very ripe Mexican mangoes (the big green and red ones)
2 to 5 fresh serrano chiles, depending on size
5 small limes

Peel the mangoes; cut the flesh away from the pits into small bits, toss in a bowl. Dice the chiles. Juice the limes. Add a little seasalt if desired. Let sit in the fridge an hour for the flavors to blend.

Sweet, picante, refreshing; it looks like shiny fresh egg yolks. Delicious on chips or meat or tacos while you're enjoying your cocktails.

The best way to juice limes without a juicer: cut a thin slice off the top and bottom end. Make three vertical cuts down the length of the lime, leaving a thin triangular core of flesh with no skin in the center. All 6 pieces, squeezed by hand, will yield more juice this way.


  1. I have personally experienced all three of these recipes and can attest to their deliciousness and volatility. Do not hesitate to make them yourself and E-N-J-O-Y!

  2. Thanks for stopping by MargO and for the genuine uncompensated testimonial for which I promise to make you another batch!

  3. Clicked over from JMG today and have been enjoying your blog immensely. These loteria posts took me back to a group art project in which I participated in 2007, that resulted in this set of cards. (Mine was El Bandolon; the theme I chose may point to why I'm enjoying your anti-American art posts so much..)

    Anyway I look forward to continuing to read you. Thanks for the food for thought!

  4. Hey Chris, thanks for the nice note.

    That loteria project you participated in is simply awesome!! What a great idea. Some of those are wonderfully subversive. Tim Gunn as El Catrin! Brilliant. And I love your card.

    Was this entirely a virtual project or part of something else?