Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Quick Mexican Appetizer, plus Absolut new cocktail recipe website.

Thank you Absolut for sponsoring this post in partnership with Honest Cooking!.
Quick Mexican appetizer recipe

This quick Mexican appetizer recipe is ideal for those times when you have unexpected guests, or after a long day at work and you want to get home to fix something easy to prepare to go along with a cold drink. At home, we prepare this recipe as an appetizer while we are grilling and waiting for the grill to be ready to cook. 

Usually, I will use pork cracklings from the Latin grocery stores, those ones that also have a butcher section at the very end of the store. But, not everyone has access to a Latin store, and that is not a problem, you still can make this using store bought pork cracklings the same way I have done this time. Just make sure they are pork cracklings and not those flour look-a-like.


MAKES 4 SERVINGS
INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/3 cup chopped white onion
  • 1 Serrano pepper, finely diced
  • 1/3 cup, chopped cilantro
  • ¾ cup, chopped tomato
  • 1 (3oz) bag of pork cracklings
  • 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste.


To serve: warm corn tortillas or tortilla chips

Quick Mexican appetizer recipe

NOTES: 

  • You can also serve a hot salsa on the side, for those that like to spice things up. I’m one of those, that is why I mention it.


DIRECTIONS:

1.     In a medium size bowl, mix onion, Serrano pepper, cilantro and tomato.  Squeeze the lime-juice over it, season with salt and pepper and gently stir the mixture.
2.     Now, add the pork cracklings to the mixture until well combine.  Next step, enjoy!
Quick Mexican appetizer recipe


A now to the great announcement! The new Absolut drinks website, there you will find a large range of recipes for almost any cocktail you could think of.  I was checking them out to see if they have Mexican Cocktails, and yes, to my surprise they do have them. So, if you are looking for a reliable recipe for you next Friday happy hour, you have to check them out!

Here are some of the spring inspired drinks featuring on their website.  Lots of drinks with fresh and seasonal fruits.

Absolute cocktail recipes


The Spring Fling
One sip on this easy-drinking cocktail will have you thinking of your spring break flings. Tequila and Triple Sec combine with orange and pineapple juices for an irresistible combination.  See the recipe for the Spring Fling.

Absolut Cocktail recipes

Absolut Strawberry and Kiwi
Bring together the tropical flavors we all crave on springtime to one dashing drink. Pour the Vodka  ‘tail over crushed ice for a super refreshing presentation. See recipe for theAbsolute Strawberry and Kiwi cocktail.

Absolute Cocktail recipes

Virgin Basil and Strawberry
For a more vegetable spin on spring flavors, head to the herb garden.  The classic strawberry and basil duo is brightened with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and splash of soda water for a drink even the little ones will enjoy.  See the recipe for Virgin Basil andStrawberry.

Cucumber and Rosemary Lemonade
If you choose to add your favorite spirit or not, this lemonade is the perfect cool down. Agave, cucumbers, and fresh rosemary add the necessary pizzazz that a classic cup of  lemonade has been missing. Check the recipe HERE.

I hope you enjoy their new website and that you prepare this quick appetizer recipe with a cocktail of your choice. 

Provecho!
Mely







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