If there is one thing we know around here, it’s how to have a good time. More often that not, these good times involve a lot of homemade guacamole and a lot of tequila, and always a lot of laughter. Lately I’ve really enjoyed some intense games of Spades, in which I am never my husband’s partner, and take great pleasure in beating him roundly. It’s been nice having so many members of Rudy’s family around here in Texas, because it was getting a little lonely in Arizona after my grandparents moved away. Now the girls have a ton of cousins their age to play with, and while they are all playing, I get to enjoy some much needed adult time!
Right now I am loving José Cuervo’s new Iced Teagarita, which is basically a twisted margarita, using my favorite classic José Cuervo Tequila (shots, anyone?!), blended with premium orange liqueur and refreshing iced tea. This seems like a no-brainer for any Texan, since margaritas and iced tea are staple drinks in this state; I can’t believe they haven’t been combined sooner! And since they are America’s favorite ready-to-serve margarita, you can pick up your own bottle in 750ml for $12.99 (MRP) or 1.75L for $19.99 (MRP). I’m stocking up for sure, because there is still a lot of summer left, which means there is plenty of partying left to do.
One of my favorite things to do at a gathering is get completely and utterly guacamole wasted. Seriously, it’s a thing. I love me some homemade guacamole. Pile it in a dish, give me a bag of chips and I’ll just go to town until I’m pretty much licking the dish clean. Mine. All mine. But I guess I can share it with you too.
- 3 Ripe Avocado
- 1 Large, Firm Tomato
- 1/2 Large Red Onion
- 1 Serrano Pepper
- 1 Heaping Tbsp. Mayonnaise
- 4-5 Dashes Worcestershire Sauce
- Juice from 1/2 Lime
- 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
- Pinch of Kosher Salt
- Dash of Black Pepper
- Handful of Fresh Cilantro
- Cut open the avocado, remove the pit, then scoop out the flesh and place in a medium bowl. Mash the avocado with a fork, spoon, or potato smasher until it's broken down into small chunks.
- Dice the tomato, red onion and serrano pepper, then mix in with the avocado.
- Add the mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, lime juice, and garlic powder and combine until thoroughly mixed.
- Add a pinch of salt and a dash of pepper and mix well, adjusting the seasoning to taste.
- Tear the leaves of a handful of cilantro and sprinkle into the guacamole, leaving a few leaves on top as garnish. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!
This recipe has been a hit for years now, and is even a staple with my family in Minnesota, who were introduced to it when we moved there back in the summer of 2008. In fact, Rudy whipped up about a gallon or more of it for our wedding in 2009. I think it disappeared faster than anything else we had out (minus the Cuervo, of course)!
So, what are your favorite party pairings when you get together with friends and family? What would you have with your José Cuervo Teagarita? I hope you’ll give my homemade guacamole a try!
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