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This season, New Orleans and Baton Rouge have a lot to celebrate when it comes to football. Whether we rock purple and gold or black and gold, we find ways to celebrate! Here in our home, we love to host game watching get togethers with our familia! My mom loves to make carne asada, tacos, guacamole – you name it! One thing we noticed last year was that our drinks just weren’t as exciting as they plays our quarterback would call! If you’re a football fan like me, you know that sometimes our boys (no matter what team you root for) can give us a rush and so my brother and I have taken it upon ourselves to make drinks suitable for the games we watch on Saturday, Sundays and sometimes Mondays. Hey, we’re New Orleanians… home of big easy cocktails!
First up, Flatliners! You have no idea how many times my heart has stopped in the middle of a game. Turnovers, fumbles, interceptions, TOUCHDOWN!! My primos would joke around before a game and say they’d have 9-1-1 on speed dial because we were so sure that our team would give us lots of ups and downs during the game. For this, we have the Flatliner! It’s a spicy shot (oh yeah… we’re going there) that will surely bring life back into you to muster up enough energy to cheer on the home team as they finish the game! All you need is Sambuca, Tequila (hey… I’m half Mexican, it’s how we roll in this house) and our special ingredient… El Yucateco® Red Habanero Hot Sauce!
In a chilled shot glass, add one part Sambuca. Then, slowly float El Yucateco® Red Habanero Hot Sauce right on top. Seriously, we love this sauce here at home. It’s the perfect “all purpose” sauce because you can truly taste the difference! It’s made with fresh red habanero peppers, tomato and select spices and seasonings. Because it has less vinegar than most hot sauces, you get the true flavor of the pepper! The perfect kick to have right after a perfect kick off, just saying! Oh, and let me tell you about the #KingofFlavor sweepstakes that El Yucateco® is running! Plenty of chances to win great prizes for you own tailgating or homegating party!
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Last step is to top it off with Tequila Blanco and you are good to go! I always let my dad add the tequila. Not just because he’s Mexican but because he’s the one who first introduced me to football. With our last name being Mora, he’d always tell me “diles que tu Tio es ese tipo… Señor ‘PLAYOFFS?!!?’” or “tell them that your uncle is that guy, Mister ‘PLAYOFFS?!!?’” If you follow football, you might find that as funny as me laughing when people believe it.
Okay, now that the shot is out of the way, on to my favorite! This is a twist on a regular Moscow Mule except our version includes El Yucateco®’s XXX Habanero Hot Sauce (Kutbilik) which is a rescued recipe from the Mayan vault. We present to you… the MAYAN MULE! It’s my favorite cocktail to drink during a football game. It’s the perfect pair to my mom’s Carne Asada. Quick secret to her delicious dish? She adds the sauce to the carne asada, too. Alright, enough blabbering about food… on to the cocktail!
This one is a lot less stressful to make, no careful floating required – I promise! In a copper mug, just fill it to the top with ice and add one part Vodka. Then add one part lime juice, three parts ginger beer and a dash or two of bitters. Top that off with a few more dashes of El Yucateco®’s XXX Habanero Hot Sauce (Kutbilik). This sauce is made from the ripest habaneros which gives it an earthly flavor. In your copper mug, mix everything together and garnish with a lime if you wish and our Mayan Mule is ready to help you cheer on your favorite team! The sauce is hearty and full in flavor which is why the Mayan Mule is my drink of choice to pair with the carne asada I love so much. It equals in flavor to maintain the balance. El Yucateco®’s ingredients come from Field to Bottle. It includes no artificial colors, but the same great taste that makes it the King of Flavor since 1968. Y’all… it’s SO GOOD and makes our Mayan Mule a hit at our homegating or tailgating parties!
Oh goodness, I bet you’re about to run out the door to go find El Yucateco® Hot Sauces right now! You can find them at Walmart, Publix, Meijer, Target and a few other places including Independent Hispanic Retailers. Here in New Orleans, Ideal Market is our go to Hispanic Market and I’m always able to find it there!
You seriously can’t go wrong with adding El Yucateco® to your cocktails or favorite tailgate dishes. It’s a fun flavorful brand that people love and make a part of their everyday. A true “hot sauce in my bag” staple! Want some ideas on how to make your recipes more exciting? Click here for some inspiration and other exciting news from El Yucateco! Let me know in a comment below what your go to tailgating recipes are so I can try to include it at next Sunday’s game!
Xoxo Un Besito and Cheers,