Meeting Chef Marcela Valladolid at Sauza Tequila’s Ladies Night In Party.

Thursday night I had the fabulous opportunity to meet Chef Marcela Valledolid, taste her wonderful cuisine and learn from her how to make several delicious margaritas all featuring Sauza Tequila. I attended a Ladies Night In event sponsored by Sauza Tequila. The recipes were really great for simple yet impressive entertaining year round. One of my favorite things I walked away with was that margarita’s are not just for the summer anymore. I love making fresh margaritas in the summer when I entertain, but Chef Marcela showed us this amazing recipe for a Warm Winter Margarita. Yum! It was so delicious and just made you feel all warm and toasty inside. I will definitely be making that a lot this winter. It was made with apple juice, dried fruit, sugar, cinnamon sticks and Sauza Silver Tequila. It is a must try when the weather gets cooler. We also tasted some terrific margaritas for the warmer weather. I really enjoyed the Citrus Cooler, made with White Wine, Limeade, Lemon-Lime Soda and Sauza Silver Tequila (recipe to follow). The delicious fresh Mexican food we sampled also showcased the fabulous flavor of Sauza Tequila. We enjoyed Tequila Lime Chicken Tacos, Tequila Lime Shrimp, Apricot Tequila Drumsticks. Just some really great and simple entertaining food. The simple recipes allow you to serve fabulous fresh and tasty food and drinks and have more time to spend with your guests.

Sauza Tequila and Chef Marcela have teamed up to equip women easy and delicious recipes for entertaining. Sauza Tequila is very affordably priced at around $15 a bottle. It is available in 3 varieties – Gold, Silver, and Commemorativo. The taste is fresh and crisp agave. It is made from agave cooked and pressed wit in 48 hours of being harvested. You can find more of Chef Marcela’s yummy recipes in her cookbook titled “Fresh Mexico: 100 Simple Recipes for True Mexican Flavor.” She also hosts her own Food Network show, Mexican Made Easy where she showcases authentic and accessible recipes. Just like me her 6 year old son serves as her sous chef.  Upon finding this out, my son wants to meet them and cook with them. This morning he flipped through her cookbook to pick out all the recipes we have to make. He also told me that Chef Marcela “is soo beautiful!”  He spent this morning on his computer looking up her recipes and watching her Food Network Show Mexican Made Easy.We can’t wait to try out the dishes.

You can find more information and recipes on Sauza Margaritas Facebook Page.

Last night, I had friends over for dinner and not much time beforehand to prepare. I made Chef Marcela’s Mango, Serrano, Avocado Salsa (from her cookbook Fresh Mexican) and the Citrus Cooler Margarita. Both were super simple and quick to make and both produced delicious results and were a big hit with my guests. Even my husband who is not usually a huge margarita fan loved the Citrus Cooler.

Recipe: Citrus Cooler Margarita (recipe from Chef Marcela Valladolid and Sauza Tequila)

The perfect way to combine tequila and wine. The wine makes the tequila taste so fruity. It is irresistible!Ingredients

  • 4 oz. White Wine
  • 8 oz. Limeade
  • 8 oz. Lemon Lime Soda
  • 4 oz. Sauza Silver Tequila

Instructions

  1. In a pitcher combine white wine, limeade, soda and tequila. Serve over ice.

Number of servings (yield): 6

Meal type: cocktail

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  1. cindy meacham Says:

    Can’t wait to try the citrus cooler margarita. I plan to go to the liquor store and get Sauza Silver Tequila today. Tomorrow is football day. What a more relaxing way to enjoy my favorite team and toast them on their victory. I love the ricotta gnocchi with roasted vegetables. Simple and delicious.

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