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Hola! Welcome to this page. I am excited to announce that I have partnered with Buchanan’s Scotch Whisky. I will be developing whisky cocktails to pair with Muy Bueno recipes. It’s a tough job amigos, but someone’s gotta do it.
Buchanan’s celebrates the Hispanic American community who live life at 200% — bigger, more authentic, and more flavorful. Cheers to staying true to our traditions, culture, and passions, 100% comunidad and 100% values, together somos 200%.
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Spiked Ponche Navideño
First up: the most classic Mexican Christmas punch of them all. Ponche Navideño! Its mouthwatering with a balance of sweet and tangy flavors, warm spices and smoky whisky against tart jamaica (hibiscus) and the sweetness of festive fruits. Add a nip of Buchanan’s Scotch Whisky to make this a very merry way to celebrate Noche Buena. Pair with:Pumpkin Spice Tamales
Buchanan’s 12-Year-Old DeLuxe Blended Scotch Whisky is combined with spiced apple cider, maple syrup, and a splash of sparkling mineral water for a delicious after-dinner drink to celebrate the holidays. Pair with:Pumpkin Empanadas
In the mood for a cup of holly jolly? Well, you’re in luck. This Pomegranate Whisky Sour is a Christmas miracle. The combination of pomegranate juice and freshly squeezed orange juice shaken with a couple of fragrant cloves, agave nectar, and smoky whisky is beyond magical. Pair with:Festive Brie Bruschetta Crostini Appetizer
I love a good Old Fashioned cocktail, and this Cranberry Old Fashioned is perfect for the holidays! Cranberry simple syrup, whisky, and bitters garnished with sugared cranberries and a candied rosemary sprig for a festive touch. Pair with: Cranberry Jalapeño Dip
The Smokin' Gun is a smoky favorite that consists of whisky, Aperol, and orange bitters garnished with candied bacon and a dried rosemary sprig that actually smokes when lighted, thus the name Smokin’ Gun. Pair with: Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers
This sangria is garnished with sliced mandarins and pears. The addition of whisky combined with white wine and sparking lemon-lime soda is a lovely holiday combination that your guests will enjoy. Pair with:Chorizo-Stuffed Mushrooms.
You might be familiar with the classic rum Mai Tai, well, this is a Whiskey Mai Tai. This tiki drink screams New Orleans and is a perfect cocktail to make during Mardi Gras. Pair with: Easy Seafood Paella
Spring your way into a technicolor happy hour with this delightfully refreshing and simply irresistible recipe for my Easy Blueberry Whisky Margaritas! Made in just 5 minutes with 5 ingredients, this gorgeous cocktail is about to revolutionize your 5 o’clock.Pairs well with: Shrimp Ceviche Tostadas
Creamy, cinnamon-y, and totally dairy-free, my recipe for Whisky Horchata is a deliciously light and indulgent cocktail that tastes like dessert. Spiked with Buchanan's Whisky and a touch of almond liqueur, your favorite Mexican agua fresca just graduated to happy hour territory. Pairs well with: Green Shrimp Enchiladas
Bubbly, sweet, and laced with just the right amount of boozy goodness, my Whisky Mules are perfect all year round. Made with just 3 ingredients – ginger beer, Buchanan's whisky, and fresh lime – they're the easy cocktail you should put on happy hour rotation.Pairs well with: Salpicón de Res
Bright, sweet-tart, tropical pineapple juice combines beautifully with Buchanan's smooth, vanilla-apricot flavor profile and a splash of sparkling water in this easy Pineapple Whisky Spritzer. Summer drinking at its finest!Pairs well with: Bacon Pineapple Guacamole al Pastor
Sweet, boozy, minty, and effervescent, Whisky Mint Juleps aren't just for Derby Day. Pour yourself one of these simple cocktails next time you're in need of a refreshing boost!Pairs well with: Pork Sliders al Pastor
Get one last taste of summer with my Strawberry Whisky Smash! This fresh, sweet, berry-filled interpretation of the classic is a bright and boozy way to welcome Happy Hour.Pairs Well With: Chicken Tinga Tostadas
Argentinians love Fernet con Cola so much that it's one of the most-ordered beverages in the country. Here's a slightly boozier twist that incorporates whisky, too. If you're cheering for the pale blue and white stripes in this World Cup, this is the drink for you.Pairs Well With:Grilled Skirt Steak and Chimichurri Sauce
Boozy, bittersweet, and perfectly caffeinated, this whisky and coffee-spiked cocktail celebrates Costa Rican coffee excellence. If you're rooting for the red jerseys with blue shorts, this dark and moody cocktail is a great way to show your support.Pairs Well With: Crispy, Spicy Tostones
Filled with cinnamon, spice, and everything nice, this whisky-spiked twist on the cinnamon tea-based Ecuadorian cocktail known as a Canelazo is sure to keep you warm and toasty while you root for the bright yellow jerseys.Pairs Well With: Alfajores Cookies With Dulce De Leche
I can't help but cheer for Team Mexico in real time as the World Cup marches on, which means there will be lots of very early morning hooting and hollering. This whisky-based spin on a traditional margarita is the perfect breakfast beverage to get me shouting GOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLLL at the top of my lungs. Pairs Well With: Egg & Chorizo Breakfast Burritos
If Uruguay's La Celeste is your chosen team, this bright and boozy whisky, wine and beer combo is made for you. Cheer on the pale blue jerseys while cheers-ing your nearest and dearest with this tasty spin on a summer shandy.Pairs Well With: Picadillo Empanadas
Yvette Marquezis an Emmy-winning producer and writer, award-winning food blogger, and author of Muy Bueno and Latin Twist. She is a second-generation Mexican-American, born and raised in El Paso, Texas and currently lives in Colorado. She has been sharing cherished family Mexican recipes since 2010. Her blog is the perfect destination for anyone looking to embrace their culture through food, fiestas, and family life. Yvette has been featured in several prominent publications, websites, radio, and TV. Follow her at: Instagram / Twitter / Facebook / Pinterest / YouTube