Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mas Tequila & Aliens

Cocaine Princess here.

Today is the 5th of May or as it's popularly known as Cinco de Mayo. A day to celebrate Mexican history and heritage. A day where tequila is your best friend. A day to dip chips into salsa and guacamole. And so, without further ado let's get this party started. 

My lovelies, I present to you:

"The Rocking Paloma"
 Rockin Paloma
{Created by Mixologist Alex Straus, courtesy of Cabo Wabo Tequila} 

*2oz Cabo Wabo Reposado
*3 medium Cucumber slices
*1/2 oz Lime Juice (fresh)
*6 oz Grapefruit Soda
*1/4 oz Grenadine
*Salt for rimming
*1 Cucumber Slice (garnish)

1. Add Cabo, lime juice, and cucumber to pint glass, muddle, add ice and shake vigorously. Add soda to shaker and stir. Strain over fresh ice into a Collins glass with a salted rim. Drop the grenadine on top and allow it to mix in. Garnish with cucumber slice, serve and enjoy!

And of course no Cinco De Mayo celebration is complete without a margarita.

"Jalapeño Margarita"

There are different recipes using hotter chilies but the jalapeño has just the right picante, without leaving your taste buds out of commission.

*1 thin slice of jalapeño
*1 handful of celery leaves
*6 oz fresh lime juice
*1 spoonful of confectioners’ sugar
*16 oz tequila
*8oz orange liquer
*Salt for rimming

Make a big batch of margaritas with a twist. Pulse the jalapeno, celery leaves, fresh lime juice and sugar in a blender. Mix with tequila and orange liqueur in a pitcher; chill. Serve on the rocks in salt-rimmed glasses. 


One can't associate Cabo Wabo Tequila without thinking of ex-lead frontman Sammy Hagar. I adore Duran Duran but I also listen to other genres of music such as rock, in particular Van Halen, the Sammy Hagar years and not the David Lee Roth years. Being on Team Hagar I was very interested in reading his memoirs: "Red: My Uncensored Life In Rock," especially after the Red Rocker himself made it public knowledge on the day the book was released he was abducted by aliens. His autobiography, a NY Times best seller is an awesome one. I had a hard time putting it down, although I was disappointed there wasn't too much written about E.T kidnapping him. However, Mr. Hagar doesn't hold back on anything else especially when it comes to Eddie and Alex. After reading it I got the impression there is still bad blood between them. I say that because he refers to them as "the dumb ass brothers from Amsterdam." 

His childhood was very tough and despite money being tight Sammy's mom bought him his first guitar. A Silvertone guitar and an amplifier in a case. She paid $39.95 and charged it to her Sears account and paid for it over time.  Ahh, a mother's love.

And so the big question I was dying to know, was he kicked out from Van Halen or did he quit?  Hmm, decide for yourselves:

Page 178-79

"When I was kicked out of Van Halen, I was determined to show those mother-f*****s  that they made the biggest mistake of their lives."

"Eddie said I always quit, and maybe I did. His attitude was that I always wanted to be a solo artist."

Well, I'm sure glad that's cleared up! 

If you missed Mr. Cabo Wabo's appearance on Jimmy Kimmel talking about his alien encounter, click here.

My loyal and dear readers, Happy Cinco de Mayo.  Mas Tequila! 


Cocaine Princess


Anonymous said...

You forgot one-- Cinco de Mayo is
a day to pass out! Latina, Happy 5th of May.

Anonymous said...

The night the aliens came-- I think Sammy was doing something else other than drinking.....

Anonymous said...

1 tequila, 2 tequila, 3 tequila.... Floor!

Anonymous said...

I also read the book. The bros. were jealous of Sams' success with his business skills.

The band has more or less deteriorated without him.

Anonymous said...

The aliens got it wrong- they meant to visit David Lee Roth and take him back home! Happy Cinco de Mayo Princess.

Red Shoes said...

Isn't Cinco de Mayo the celebration of the day when the Mexican army drove the piñatas out of Mexico? I know it's supposed to be the day that Mexico won it's independence from
France, but really... when has defeating France ever really been a big deal... ;o)