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Hola! This month's kit includes a live, interactive cooking class, and the tastes and vibrant colors of Mexico.
Salted Paloma Mixer
The margarita may be one of the most popular drinks when visiting Mexico, but it’s not actually the most beloved cocktail of the natives. After a recent visit to the beautiful beach and colonial town of Puerto Vallarta, we learned the grapefruit-and-tequila drink known as the paloma is widely considered to be Mexico’s favorite cocktail. David Wondrich, notable drinks writer, even deems it the National Drink of Guadalajara, Mexico. It’s unclear how or when the paloma got its name, which is Spanish for “dove.” Some say it could have been confused or exchanged for pomelo, Spanish for “grapefruit,” as the spellings are similar.
It's a citrusy summer refreshment, and here we bring you a 2oz Salted Paloma Mixer by El Guapo, hand crafted in New Orleans. Simply pour over ice with 2 oz of tequila for the perfect Salted Paloma. Get crafty by adding a grapefruit wheel or wedge to the rim - no salted rim necessary.
A "Made in the South" 2021 Garden & Gun Winner.
All First Class Kits include the cooking class, the Salted Paloma Mixer plus these special add-ons.
While Huichol art is a relatively wide umbrella term, it is most commonly thought to encompass the production of beaded and string art, which is always brightly colored and features symbols, animals and designs which are centuries old and of great significance to the Wixáritari people of Mexico. In the Mexico kit we bring you two handcrafted pieces of this style of art and crafts!
Chaquira beaded earrings
Here the art takes form from Chaquira beads which are very small, brightly colored and are used in traditional Latin American crafts, especially in Mexico. They can vary in size, but they are generally around the size of seed beads, allowing artisans to use them in incredibly detailed, complex patterns. Chaquira beads are often for sale in Latin America, along with traditionally beaded products like bracelets, embroidered blouses, and housewares. These were hand-selected from an art gallery on the ocean walk in downtown Puerto Vallarta.
Hand Painted Bookmark Art
Each bookmark is painted on handmade paper, about 8 x 1.5" in brilliant colors and unique patterns including animals, botanicals, and inspiration of the Mexican landscape.
We'll include a two sweet treat candies like Mazapán de la Rosa Peanut; Glorias, a delicious soft candy, that get their delicious flavor from the goat's milk and pecans; and Milk Coconut Rolls.
Kiss My Grits Margarita Lip Balm
Treat your lips to moisture and flavor of lime and orange essential oil with creamy mango and shea butters.
This month's event including a cooking class from a chef in Mexico, live streaming from Puerto Vallarta. We can personally vouch for Manuel, who lead us on a taco tour through the city last month!
Explore Mexico’s extraordinary taco culture in a guided cooking led a professional chef and professional guide. You will learn how to cook the perfect al pastor taco—including savor filling, adobo sauce made from scratch, salsa and more. You will get practical receipes that are easy to follow and make at the comfort of your own home.
Register here. The event will be at 6p EST on Wednesday, June 30th.
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