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Spicy Cilantro Pineapple Margarita

A variation of the Perfect Margarita – with spicy jalapenos, sweet pineapple juice and chopped cilantro!

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  • 1 oz. Lime juice
  • 1 oz. Triple Sec
  • 1 oz. Pineapple juice (fresh or from a can)
  • 2 oz. Tequila (something good like Patron)
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Jalapeno pepper, a couple of slices, chopped


Indian-Spiced Cocktail Nuts

With hints of cinnamon, coriander, cumin and the heat of cayenne, these nuts fill your house with a savory warm aroma while baking and make a delicious snack (with or without cocktails). Garam masala is a fragrant Indian spice blend, often found in bulk.Blog indiannuts


  • 2 cups lightly salted mixed nuts
  • 1 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground red pepper (cayenne)


  • Preheat oven to 325
  • Combine all ingredients and toss to coat
  • Spread in a single layer on a parchment paper lined pan
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring once or twice during cooking
  • Store tightly covered, up to one week