Saturday, October 28, 2006
I had never heard of this until I went to Ranch Market and ate at Tradiciones, the adjacent restaurant. In the words of Arizona Republic reporter Karen Fernau, "For Mexican-food junkies, shopping at Phoenix Ranch Market is like strolling through Disneyland." Amen sister. More on that later.
I was shopping for many other items so I didn't try the margarita and so I have no idea if mine is even similar, but I was so infatuated by the idea of cilantro margaritas that I improvised. Delicious, fresh and lovely!
(serves 2-4, depending on how thirsty you are)
10 small limes, quartered (key limes or Mexican limes)
2 cups cilantro, not chopped
4-8 oz good tequila
2 tbs Splenda (can use simple syrup)
1/2 cup orange juice
1 cup soda water
Muddle cilantro, sugar and limes in a pitcher.
Pour in tequila and all other liquids. Stir and serve in salt-rimmed glasses.