Posts Tagged ‘lime’

Carnitas and Tequila Red Onions

August 23, 2010


For as much as I love the cuisine and the culture, I have only been to Mexico once. It was my sophomore year of college and a friend’s parents were invited to stay in a suite at the newly built Aqua for it’s opening week. When the Mexican tourism board offered them a second suite for the week, we eagerly agreed to join in as guinea pigs.

On our first night in Mexico we took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the hotel’s signature restaurant, MB, opened by Miami chef Michelle Bernstein. Just after the ribbons fell, we were handed bright blue and yellow cocktails and encouraged to float in the pool, lounge on the outdoor beds and nibble on chef Bernsteins’ bite-sized canapes that were being passed pool side. Sipping spicy green gazpacho, eating grilled stuffed chili peppers and watching the pool water cascade into the seemingly never ending horizon of the Caribbean Sea, it was hard to imagine wanting to be anywhere else.


Mint Julep Cleanser

March 26, 2010

When we moved to the new apartment (and raised our suggested donation) we wanted to gussy up everything we had been making. The old cleanser was a play on an Orange Julius complete with miniature soda fountain glass and colorful straw. The problem with the Julius though was that it conjured up images of malls and hot dogs and girls with unicorn stickers on their fingernails. So we moved instead to the scene of women in goofy hats, tiny little dudes and big horses.

Lime Sorbet:

1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice

zest of one lime

1 1/2 cups simple syrup

1/4 cup water

generous glug of vodka