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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Mexico: Street Food Bite and Booze of the World Cup





Shall we make another stop along the street food guide to the FIFA World Cup 2014? Mexican cuisine may be something familiar to your palate, but try something outside of the normal Tex-Mex style restaurant and grab a bite and one of the authentic Latin-American restaurants in town! For today's edition of the street food guide we're going South of the border to Mexico for elotes and "Cocktail on the Attack"!













Elotes translated means, corn. Street corn can be found all over the place in Mexico and it is scrumptious! Grilled or steamed corn topped with salty, crumbled Cotija cheese (or queso fresco if you can't find it) and chili powder makes for a quick, easy-to-eat treat. The saltiness of the cheese goes hand in hand with the sweet, fresh corn. My favorite part about street corn (besides how easy it is to make) is the smoky chili powder, it really takes things to the next level. 











Photo Credit: taylortakesataste.com
Photo Credit: taylortakesataste.com




Instead of going with the classic margarita, I found a recipe for another tasty tequila libation. The Cocktail on the Attack consists of tequila, vermouth, triple sec, and lime juice. It's what I imagine a Mexican martini to be. The tequila represents the majority and is brightened by the lime juice and triple sec. The vermouth kind of brings the flavor profiles together smoothing over the fiesta going on in your mouth. Give it a try and let me know what you think!