Thanks to everyone who tuned into our IG Live last week where Aaron Melendrez, AKA @requiemforadrink, prepared homemade chamoy. If you don't know what chamoy is, it's a spicy and savory fruit paste condiment that encapsulates the flavors of Mexico. We heard your requests for the recipe and here it is!
2 cups dried Mangos
2 cups dried apricots
14 1g Tamarindo pulp removed from shell (you don’t have to remove seeds)
3.5 cups brown sugar
6 Anchos chiles (stemmed and seeded)
6 Chile de arbol (stemmed and seeded)
1 Chipotle chile in adobo sauce (2 oz)
¼ cup Apple cider vinegar
⅛ cup smoked paprika
¼ cup salt (add more to taste once all ingredients are combined
Spice blend3 Cloves
3 star anise
2 all spice berries
Spice grinder/ molcajete
Grind till very fine
Hydrate mangos and apricots overnight in water
6 oz Jamaica
4.5 cups of water
tamarindo/ jamaica water
Bring to a boil, let simmer for 25 minutes
Water should get extremely concentrated
-strain off all solids and seeds and add water back to pot
Toast dried chili’s in pan
Bring chiles, mango and fruit to a boil in of the tamarindo/ jamaica water
Let simmer for 20 minutes so they can become soft and hydrated
Lightly toast spice blend
Spice blend in molcajete or spice grinder until close to powder .
Add poached mangos, apricot, chiles in blender
Apple cider vinegar
Ground spice blend
1 lime zest (don’t grind too hard, focus on getting green skin)
1.5 cups of tamarindo/Jamaica agua but add more if you want your chamoy thinner consistency)
Start blending on low for a minute
You can adjust sweetness by adding more sugar
If you like it a little more tart add the juice and the lime you zested
Blend for another 15 seconds after every adjustment
Let cool in the refrigerator for 1.5 hours
Good for 30 days
Enjoy and be sure to rim your cup with chamoy before making your #michelada!
Thanks for tuning into our most popular IG Live yet with talented mixologist Juan Martinez! Juan kindly put together some easy to follow cocktail recipes for you to make at home. ¡Salud!
Build Cocktail In Highball GlassCut two strawberries into halves and add to glass. Muddle the strawberries.Add1 oz lime juice3/4 oz simple syrup2 oz White RumClap( Don’t muddle) 6-8 pieces of mint and throw into glassAdd a splash of Sparkling water(Topo Chico)Add Ice. Using your bar spoon incorporate all the ingredients. Top off with more fresh Ice.Garnish w/ Mint Sprig
West Hollywood Mojito
Build Cocktail In Highball GlassCut two strawberries into halves and add to glass. Muddle the strawberries.Add1 oz lime juice1 pack of Stevia2 oz VodkaClap( Don’t muddle) 6-8 pieces of mint and throw into glassAdd a splash of Sparkling water(Topo Chico)Add Ice. Using your bar spoon incorporate all the ingredients. Top off with more fresh Ice.Garnish w/ Mint Sprig
Latin Gordons Cup
Build in Tin or (Boston Shaker Glass, Blender Bottle for Protein Shakes)Cut 4 pieces of Cucumber and break. Them in half and throw into tin. Muddle CucumberAdd1 oz lime juice3/4 oz Hibiscus Syrup( Jarabe de Jamaica)2 oz GinAdd ice. Shake. And Dump (throw) into a rocks glass without using a strainer.Garnish: 3 Cucumbers Dipped in Tajin
Add ice to a highball.Add Hecho Tequila Soda Can or (2 oz Blanco Tequila +4 oz Sparkling Water)1 oz Chinola (Passionfruit Liqueur)Garnish: Lime Wedge
Build in Tin or (Boston Shaker Glass, Blender Bottle for Protein Shakes)1 oz lemon juice3/4 oz honey Syrup2 oz Bourbon or Rye WhiskeyAdd Ice.Shake and Strain into Rocks GlassGarnish: Lemon Wedge
South Central Margarita
Build in Tin or (Boston Shaker Glass, Blender Bottle for Protein Shakes)4 dashes of Cholula or Tapatio1 oz Lime Juice3/4 oz agave2 oz blanco tequilaAdd Ice and ShakeRim Glass with Hot Cheetos, add ice to glass.Strain cocktail into glass with ice.Garnish: Lime Wedge and a couple hot Cheetos(To Make Hot Cheetos Rim, Add 12 hot Cheetos to a sandwich bag and crush the hot Cheetos until fine)
Hip Hop Craft Guy Daniel Phoenix chops it up with us about his experience in the music game, directing hip hop music videos, his love and appreciation for craft beer, and Hip Hop Craft The Show, all while sipping on real craft beer micheladas paired with our OG Brown mix.
If you’re a hip hop head who loves craft beer, this episode is for you! Follow Hip Hop Craft The Show for upcoming events and bottle shares!
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Not Your Typical Average Queen; beloved Latinx Emmy-winning TV host, Fernanda Kelly sits with us and shares her journey as an actress, entrepreneur and motivational speaker CON OVARIOS! Fernanda talks being a border girl from Tijuana, building her clothing line (Con Ovarios), acting, and her exciting new role as Frida Kahlo in the upcoming play in mid-April in Los Angeles, all while sipping an ice cold michelada paired with Pacifico beer and our red mix.
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