Almendrado Drink Suggestions

MEXICAN HOT CHOCOLATE


Chocolate (Mexican Hot Chocolate)

From chef Jeff Smedstad of Los Sombreros
Jan. 7, 2004 12:00 AM

4 cups milk
1 tablet ( 3/4 ounce) Ibarra chocolate
4 ounces (Reserva del Senor Almendrado) tequila

Heat milk in saucepan on high until scalded. Remove from heat. Put chocolate tablet in blender and chop. Add tequila. Pour hot milk in blender and mix well. (Be careful blending hot ingredients.) Makes 4 drinks.
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By Sadie Jo Smokey
sadiejo.smokey@arizonarepublic.com

For the origins of hot chocolate, head south of the border.
“There is nothing more Mexican than chocolate," said Jeff Smedstad, chef and owner of Los Sombreros in Scottsdale. It goes all the way back thousands of years to the Aztecs. They used cocoa beans as currency."
Smedstad makes his hot chocolate with Ibarra chocolate, available in the Hispanic ingredient aisle of grocery stores. One tablet of the hard Mexican chocolate flavored with cinnamon makes four serv¬ings of chocolate.
"It's really wicked good," Smedstad said. You can make it with water or milk, with or without the tequila."
To add flavor, Smedstad suggests an almond-flavored tequila, Reserva del Senor Almendrado Tequila.
DETAILS: Los Sombreros, 2534 N. Scotts-dale Road, Scottsdale, (480) 994-1799.


PRICKLY CACTUS
8 ounce tumbler glass 1/2 filled with ice
1 shot of of Reserva del Senor Almendrado Tequila
Fill to top with Bailey's Creme
Submitted by Eugene Shellenberger, Las Vegas, NV
Eugene says, "Damn, it is GOOD!"

ALMENRITA
1 ounce Reserva del Senor Almendrado
2 ounces of Res. del Senor Silver Tequila
**Mix your favorite Margarita mix**

HUEVOS BUSTER
1 ½ ounces Reserva del Senor Almendrado
1 ½ ounces of light Rum
Fill rest of Glass with Coke or Diet Coke
**Add ice and Lime for Garnish**

BABY CADILLAC
Your favorite Margarita
1 ounce of Reserva del Senor Almendrado
**Add Almendrado as floater**

MEXICAN SUNRISE
2 ounces of Reserva del Senor Almendrado
Cranberry Juice
Soda
Lime Slice for Garnish
**Add equal parts of Cranberry Juice
and Soda to glass with ice.**

DEL MAR TEA-QUILA (view article)
2 ounces Reserva del Senor Almendrado
1 ounce Cointreau
1 splash Sweet & Sour
1 splash coke or diet coke
1 splash Vodka
1 splash Gin
1 splash Ice Tea
1 splash Ice Tea
Lemon Slice for Garnish
**Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and mix
with ice. Best served on the Rocks.**
Submitted by Sean Greenman, bartender at Blue Agave Mexican Cantina in Scottsdale, AZ.

TEQUILIBRIO
1 ounce Reserva del Senor Almendrado
2 ounces Res. del Senor Silver Tequila
Orange Juice
Lemon Juice
Sugar Cane Syrup
Grapefruit
**Garnish with Pineapple Slice**

ALMENDRADO SODA
(
A Favorite of Oklahoma State University Faculty)
3 ounces of Reserva del Senor Almendrado
Fill rest of glass with Soda
**Add ice and Lemon for Garnish**
Submitted by: Wicklow Wine and Spirits, Stillwater, Oklahoma

DR. PEPPER (D.P)
1 ½ ounces of Reserva del Senor Almendrado
1 ½ ounces of Jack Daniels
Fill rest of glass with Coke or Diet Coke
**Add ice and Lime for Garnish **

ALMENDRADO CAFE
1 ½ ounces of Reserva del Senor Almendrado
Cup of Hot Coffee
**Great with whip cream topper**

BroadRamp HERO'S MARGARITA
This recipe is called a HERO’S concoction because as soon as you show up at a party with a pitcher of this in hand, you instantly become a hero at the party!

Simple recipe for one pitcher:
1 pint of premium vanilla ice cream
1 can condensed milk
1 can frozen juice concentrate (orange, mango, etc.)
2-4 oz of Almendrado tequila (Be very careful! Too much of this ingredient can leave you drunk and naked!)
Submitted by Rex Decker, Broadramp, Inc.

• MEXICAN MANHATTEN
1/3 Reserva del Senor Almendrado
2/3 Bourbon

Pour in Bourbon Prior to the Reserva del Senor Almendrado.
Submitted by Richard @ Westport Whiskey & Wine, Louisville, Kentucky

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Almendrado Cooking Recipes

Cristina’s Almendrado Cheesecake

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 ¼ cups sugar
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
16 ounces cream cheese, softened
½ teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons cornstarch
16 ounces sour cream
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
1/3 cup, plus 2 tablespoons Senor Almendrado
5 eggs
Chocolate curls

Combine the graham cracker crumbs, 1 cup sugar, and butter, mixing well.  Press into the bottom of a 9 inch spring form pan.  Refrigerate for two hours.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Place the cream cheese in a large bowl and mix briefly.  In a separate bowl, combine the remaining 1 ¼ cups sugar, salt and cornstarch, whisking to blend..  Gradually add the sugar mixture to the cream cheese, mixing until smooth.  Add the sour cream, vanilla and 1/3 cup of Senor Almendrado.  Mix well.  On low speed, add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each.

Set the spring form pan in the center of a piece of foil and fold the edges up on the sides of the pan tightly.  Sprinkle the crust with 2 tablespoons of Senor Almendrado.  Pour the batter over the crust.  Set the cheesecake in a large roasting pan and add water half way up the sides of the pan.  Bake 60 minutes.  Turn off the oven, leaving the door shut, and let the cheesecake remain in the oven for 60 minutes more.

Remove from the oven.  Take the pan out of the water bath, discard the foil and set the spring form pan on a wire rack.  Loosen around the edges with a knife.  Cool to room temperature.  Remove the spring form sides.  Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 4 hours.

If desired, the cheesecake can be garnished with semi sweet chocolate curls.

Yield – about 12 servings

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ALMENDRADO HOLIDAY CAKE

350 Degrees 55 minutes

1 Package Yellow Cake Mix
1 Package Vanilla Instant Pudding
4 Eggs
¾ Cup Oil
½ Cup RESERVA DEL SENOR ALMENDRADO TEQUILA
¼ Cup Milk
1 Teaspoon Nutmeg
¼ Teaspoon Almond Extract

Beat at Medium Speed for 5 Minutes, Bake in Bundt Cake Pan, Sprinkle with Powdered Sugar when done… ENJOY!!


ALMENDRADO CANDIED ALMONDS

1 c sliced almonds
1 tbsp butter 
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp kosher salt
2 tbsp almendrado tequila
1/2 tsp ground Mexican cinnamon

In large skillet over med high heat, toast the almonds until begin to brown.  Add butter.  When melted add remaining ingredients--being careful not to set your hair on fire as the tequila will flame up.  cook for about 30 more seconds shaking pan vigorously and then remove from heat and eat.  They are wonderful served with Lime Creme Brulee or Pay de Chocolate.

Recipe from THE ELOTE CAFE COOKBOOK BY JEFF SMEDSTAD


ALMENDRADO FRIED BANANA

We added a new dessert to the menu using the Almendrado.  We cook the Almendrado with brown sugar and butter and then dribble it over fried bananas and vanilla ice cream - YUM!

Submitted by:
Saylor’s South of the Border

2009 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA
www.saylorssouth.com
Owners: Sean and Sonja Saylor


SENOR ALMENDRADO HOLIDAY COOKIES

1 and 1/2 cups of flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup of sugar
1 tsp salt

1/2 cup of butter
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1 beaten egg
1/2 cup nuts
1 bottle Senor Almendrado Tequila


Start by sampling the Almendrado to make certain it has not spoiled in transit. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.

Next take out a large bowl and place it on the counter. Pour 1 cup of Almendrado and drink. Use a mixer to beat the butter then empty into a large bowl. Sample more Almendrado.

Add one batlespoon of sugar. Drink another cup of Almendrado to make sure itz still good. You never know… Turn off the mixy thingy. Add the egg and beat that sucker some more, then toss in the nuts.
Pick the frigging nuts off the floor. Mix on the turner.


 If the nuts gets stuck in the beaters just pry ‘em loose with a sorkcrew. Check the Almendrado for toxsisticity. Next, shift the flour, or whatever. I mean who gives a sheet anyhoo?

Check the Almendrado again. Now sift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one table. Add a suspoon of sugar, or whatever you can find. Greash up the oven. Turn the cookie tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over. Don't forget to beat off the turner.

Finally, throw the bowl through the window, finisch the Senor Almendrado, chunk the stove in the wishdasher and wipe off the counter with the cat.

Cherry Mistmas !

Submitted by:
Jim Marrs
Author, Texas

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Licor de Café Drink Suggestions

Senor Coffee on the Rocks
1 ½ ounce Reserva del Senor Licor de Café
Rocks, Glass, and Ice
Lemon twist for Garnish

Senor Coffee and Cream
1 ½ ounces Reserva del Senor Licor de Café
Rocks, Glass, and Ice
Splash Half and Half or cream in glass

Senor Angry Bull
1 ½ ounces of Reserva del Senor Licor de Café
Hi Ball Glass with ice
Coca Cola
Splash of Red Bull
Lime Squeeze

Senor Bite
1 ½ ounces Reserva del Senor Licor de Café
1 ½ ounces of Reserva del Senor Silver Tequila
½ ounce Orange Liqueur
Put in shaker with ice
Serve over ice in Rocks glass

Senor Café Grande
1 ½ ounces Reserva del Senor Licor de Café
Add to cup of your favorite Coffee
Add whip cream
Dust top with shaved chocolate

Senor Coffee Desert
1 ½ ounces Reserva del Senor Licor de Café
Scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream
Pour Licor de Café on Ice Cream
Dust with Shaved chocolate
Add Cherry to top

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