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5 things you can make with tequila besides shots

Unfortunately, drinking tequila is restricted largely to shots, and stirring up the occasional margarita. However, tequila actually lends itself well to a host of culinary delights. The Label presents 5 simple ways to use the heady spirit when you’re in the kitchen.
add margarita ice cream with tequila to make delicious recepie
Add it to ice cream
The easiest way to do this is to make a margarita ice cream by adding lemon juice, lemon zest and tequila to a basic ice cream recipe. However, if you don’t like your ice cream citrusy, add it to good old chocolate ice cream or butterscotch for a warm, delicious after-burn.
delicious bloody maria with tequila
Make a Bloody Maria
To make the Bloody Mary’s fiester twin, simply swap the vodka in the Bloody Mary recipe for a generous pour of tequila and add an extra dash of tobasco sauce if you like your cocktail especially fiery.
red velvet cupcakes with tequila icing
Tequila red velvet cupcakes
To make adult versions of everyone’s favourite red velvet cupcake, add a few teaspoons of tequila to the icing instead of milk. The boozy hit is a great surprise, making this a trick worth pulling out when you’re hosting guests.
bourbon honey perfect sticky spicy glaze
Make a glaze
Bourbon honey glazes are de rigueur when it comes to adding alcohol to meat marinades and glazes, but tequila tastes just as delicious. When paired with honey, chilli, lime, coriander, pepper and all-spice, it is the perfect sticky-spicy glaze to succulent pork ribs.
spike your salad dressing with tequila
Spike your salad dressing
Perk up standard vinaigrette by adding a small measure of tequila to the emulsion. Give it an Asian twist by adding a chopped red chilli and a drizzle of honey. However, remember to go easy with the tequila—after all, you don’t want it to overpower the salad.

Written By : Shirley Mistry

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