The Origins of the Margarita

Origins of the Margarita - IxtapaIt’s true that not everyone likes reading about history. It can be boring, weird, filled with hard to remember facts and dates, and at the end of the day, it seems kind of irrelevant. However, maybe you would have a different opinion if you started learning about things which are exciting, fun, and are certainly relevant. For example, the history of margaritas is an excellent area to be an expert in. Here’s some of the things you need to know to be a margarita expert.

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The City of Ixtapa

The City of Ixtapa, Mexico - Ixtapa Mexican Grill & CantinaIxtapa is located on the Pacific coast of Mexico, in the impressive shadow of the mighty Sierra Madre mountain range. There are over 15 miles of sand beaches and numerous quiet coves scattered along the beautiful, tropical coastline. The town is a center for any number of outdoor water recreation adventures. It’s also home to beautiful resorts where people can be found sunbathing, golfing, and enjoying the incredible scenery. Ixtapa boasts a moderate climate and refreshing sea breezes, remaining enjoyable throughout the year with temperatures hovering in the 70s.

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Christmas in Mexico

Christmas in Mexico - IxtapaIn Mexico, Christmas is not merely a one day event. For almost a month the entire nation is filled with festivities, songs, laughter, good food, and many “Feliz Navidad’s” (Merry Christmas in Spanish). In fact, from December 12th to January 6th Mexico’s various celebrations, ceremonies, and traditions are kept.

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The History of Dia De Los Muertos

The History of Dia De Los Muertos - Ixtapa Mexican Grill & Cantina

Dia De Los Muertos Altar

Well, fall is officially here. We may have spent the last month pretending it was summer, but the recent return of chilly weather has made the new season official. Fall brings a large gambit of fun for those in America: from jumping in leaves to Halloween to slicing open a turkey on Thanksgiving. But for our neighbors on our southern border, fall means something entirely different. For many Mexicans, autumn means Dia De Los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead.

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What Is A Cantina?

What Is A Cantina? - Ixtapa Mexican Grill & CantinaOver the last several years, the number of Mexican “cantinas” has increased greatly. While this brings much joy to those who love authentic Mexican food, tradition, and culture, it also has caused some to wonder what exactly a cantina is. This article will help you understand the cantina is, and where it originated.

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How to Make Margaritas You Won’t Want To Share

There is never a bad time to have margaritas and sometimes it’s even better knowing that you made that delicious drink you’re holding. The only problem is that it’s not a widely known subject of how to make a great margarita. Premade margarita mixes are just not the same as the real thing. Luckily, there are some great recipes out there to make the perfect margarita for the mood you are in. Cooking Channel provided us with just a few of the tons of recipes that are out there for you to choose from. [Read more…]

3 Easy and Tasty Mexican Appetizers

dipping tortilla chip in guacamole inside molcajeteEveryone knows that the food is one of the best parts of summer, whether you’re at a barbecue or a pool party. It doesn’t matter whether you’re throwing the party or attending one, enjoying delicious appetizers will get everyone in party mood. Check out the recipes below to learn how to make three simple Mexican appetizers that are packed with flavor! [Read more…]

Fresh Salsa Recipe Mexican Style

Fresh Salsa Recipe Mexican Style - Ixtapa Mexican GrillWho does not love a great salsa? Mild, medium, spicy, green, red, and so many more are all delicious. Very few dishes across cultures, especially in Mexican cuisine, aren’t helped incredibly by a touch of salsa. At this point salsa is so commonplace that many of us take it for granted, and has become the stable of condiments for many meals at home and in restaurants.

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Delicious Chicken Enchiladas

Ixtapa Mexican Grill and CantinaEnchiladas are a Mexican delicacy. They may be simple to make, but they are still delicious. The dish usually has multiple flavors that jump off the dish and lavish one’s tongue with delight. They can include a variety of ingredients, but differentiate themselves from other Mexican Food by always having some sort of chili pepper and being wrapped in a corn tortilla. [Read more…]

Authentic Mexican Polvorones Recipe

These are traditional wedding Mexican wedding cookies or sugar cookies. They get the name from the Spanish word for dust, because they are lightly dusted with sugar. A staple at many Mexican weddings is a table piled high with Polvorones de Canele, but they never last long! A Mexican wedding is a huge celebration and good food is one of the central attractions.

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