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Entry from December 26, 2006
South of the Border Cider

South of the Border Cider contains apple cider and tequila. The drink is on Central Market’s website and Emeril’s website and is mentioned in a 1990 book, but doesn’t appear in too many other places.

Central Market—Signature Recipes
South-of-the-Border Cider
Courtesy of: Central Market
30 minutes or less!!!
8 servings

5 cups apple cider
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 2/3 cups tequila
1/3 cup orange-flavored liqueur
8 lemon slices for garnish

In a saucepan, combine the cider, lemon juice and salt. Bring the mixture to a simmer and skim it. Add the tequila and liqueur and heat the mixture over moderate heat, stirring until it is hot. Divide the mixture among 8 heated mugs and garnish each drink with a lemon slice.

from Cooking Section, November 2001

Ingredients needed:
5 cups apple cider
One-fourth cup fresh lemon juice
One-half teaspoon salt
One and two-thirds cups tequila
One-half cup orange flavored liqueur
8 lemon slices for garnish

Combine the cider, lemon juice and salt in a 3-quart saucepan. Bring to a gentle simmer and skim the foam that rises to the surface. Add the tequila and orange liqueur and heat the mixture, stirring over medium heat until hot, but do not boil. Pour equal amounts of the mixture into 8 heated mugs, garnish each with a slice of lemon and serve.

Makes 8 servings

Google Books
Jane Brody’s Food Gourmet:
Recipes and Menus for Delicious and Healthful Entertaining
by Jane E. Brody
Boston: W. W. Norton & Company
Pg. 562:
South-of-the-Border Cider

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Tuesday, December 26, 2006 • Permalink