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National Taco Day – October 4th

Sunday, October 4th is National Taco Day with many restaurants around the country celebrating with special taco deals. But if you are staying home and having a get-together with some friends to watch football, you should also celebrate with tacos. These shrimp tacos are unexpectedly delicious using Herradura Tequila and Newcastle Brown Ale for some real flavor.

Shrimp Tacos

Herradura ShrimpTacos

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb peeled, uncooked shrimp cut into pieces
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced fine
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped fine
  • peanut oil
  • 1/4 cup Tequila Herradura Silver
  • 1/4 cup Newcastle Brown Ale
  • 10 corn tortillas, warmed
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup purple cabbage, shredded fine
  • hot sauce

Directions:

  1. Combine shrimp, cilantro and garlic in a medium bowl. Mix well and let sit about 10 minutes. If you have more time to marinate, just put them in the refrigerator.
  2. Heat a non-stick pan really well and then add about 1 tablespoon of peanut oil.
  3. Add shrimp and stir fry quickly – they’ll cook fast!
  4. When the shrimp are almost cooked remove from heat (you don’t want a flame-up) and add the tequila and ale. Mix gently.
  5. After about a minute, return to the heat and stir well.
  6. Serve by placing some sour cream on a warmed tortilla, add a little cabbage, the shrimp and a final drizzle of hot sauce.

The perfect drink to complement these fabulous tacos is the Cinco Herradura, made with tequila, pineapple juice and cranberry juice.

Cinco Herradura

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Tequila Herradura Silver
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 2 oz cranberry juice
  • splash of lemon-lime soda
  • lime
  • sugar

Directions:

  1. Stir the tequila, fruit juices and soda together in a tall glass.
  2. Squeeze a wedge of fresh lime and stir again.
  3. Rim 1/3 of a cocktail or margarita glass in green sugar, 1/3 in red sugar and 1/3 in white sugar.
  4. Pour drink into rimmed glass and serve.

Recipes and image courtesy of Herradura Tequila.

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