Historically, the only acceptable appetizer to the tequila compared lemon with salt. In fact, the range of snacks, combined with alcohol, is much broader. Don’t even need it to be Mexican cuisine. We will look at some simple recipes that will make your introduction to the drink unforgettable.
1. Snacks. Suitable only if you plan to drink no more than 150 grams of tequila.
In many European countries loved the lemon with salt replace the orange slice with grated cinnamon, it is milder in flavor and goes perfectly with tequila. You can still drink tequila with pineapple or grapefruit, but this option is more suitable for women who do not like hearty food.
A quick snack to tequila
2. Cold snacks. Just prepared at home and prevent rapid intoxication. The choice of dishes is wide enough, the main thing to remember is that tequila is not combined with desserts and other sweet foods.
To drink tequila can soft cheeses, cold meats, mushrooms and olives. All these dishes it is advisable to season with hot spices or sauces.
For example, Mexicans eat their national tequila Salsa. The recipe is the following: cut into small pieces tomatoes, black olives, onion, garlic, cheese and chili. Whip ingredients in a blender, add salt, pepper, lemon juice and season the Salsa with olive oil. The proportions are selected individually depending on the desired sharpness. The sauce is served in small saucers. It pairs well with meat dishes or simply spread on bread.
In many restaurants signature appetizer with the tequila is considered a salad of shrimp and mushrooms. To make it, simply cut slices of raw mushrooms and dip them in lemon juice. Next, cut cubes of pineapple, and cooked shrimp. Then mushrooms, pineapple and prawns stacked layers. At the last stage salad dressed with sauce of mayonnaise, sour cream, black pepper and sprinkle with herbs.
You can still cook a Burrito is a Mexican dish that resembles a pita. In tortilla wraps with meat or vegetable filling. Tequila performed well the following ingredients of filling: meat, beans, corn, onion, garlic and chilli. All roasted together with spices and salt, and then wrapped in a flatbread pita.
Mexican pita bread
3. Hot snacks. The best option for a long feast, during which you plan to drink tequila “shock” doses. Without a hearty and fatty food is not enough.
You can put on the table mashed potatoes, grilled meat, chicken and other dishes that usually served with vodka. The strength of vodka and tequila are about the same.
The only drawback is combined with a hot, hearty taste of tequila is lost. Therefore, in order to taste a drink the first few shots can be drunk with lemon (lime), and then switch to the cold and hot appetizers.
Missed tequila drink other alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. The only exception is for Sangrita mixture of tomato and orange juice with spices. Each shot of tequila washed down with 50-60 ml of Sangrita.