Aaron Sanchez shakes up the tastiest margarita and recipe pairings

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Some food and beverage pairings just go together. When some people think of margaritas, a variety of flavorful dishes come to mind. For Aaron Sanchez, shaking up a great pairing is all about the ease. From favorite flavors to the tastiest margarita and recipe pairings, there are plenty of reasons to sip and savor the night away.

Sanchez has been a long standing collaborator with the tequila Cazadores. The tequila that celebrates a hard working community looks to blend tradition with beverage trends. With its ready to drink margaritas, it makes enjoying that classic cocktail even easier.

According to Sanchez, he likes to have dishes that are easy to create which allows him to be part of the gathering. After all, a great party is about enjoying the moment with friends, not spending the whole event in the kitchen. Specifically Sanchez said, “Tequila Cazadores RTD margaritas are the perfect pairing to ensure that everyone has something good to eat and drink while allowing me to spend time with my friends and family!”

Sanchez recommends two different margarita and recipe pairings. One is the classic margarita with his queso. While the tartness of the margarita cuts through the richness of the queso that option is just one of the margarita and recipe pairings.

Another option that brings big, bold flavor is pairing Aaron’s Guacamole with the Tequila Cazadores Canned Spicy Margarita. This classic appetizer has a few unusual garnishes. Although some people might prefer to skip that extra texture or crunch, it might be time to step out of that comfort zone. And, remember that margarita can help calm the nerves with trying a new food.

Here’s how to make Aaron’s Guacamole served with Tequila Cazadores Canned Spicy Margarita.


  • 1 serrano chile
  • 1 medium white onion, separated into two halves
  • 2 to 3 limes
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro (leaves and stems both)
  • 4 avocados
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • ½ teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • 1 roma tomato
  • Garnish: crumbled queso fresco, crumbled queso cotija, sliced radish, dried chapulines (Mexican grasshoppers)


  • Remove the stem from the serrano chile and discard. Roughly dice the chile, keeping the seeds for additional heat. Roughly dice one half of the white onion.
  • Combine the diced chile and onion in a blender cup, add juice of two limes (add more if needed) and fresh cilantro. Pulse until well combined and paste-like.
  • Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits. Place in a bowl and season with salt and Mexican oregano. Gently mash until combined, but not too smooth, you should still see chunks of avocado.
  • Slowly fold in the serrano purée, incorporating well but careful not to over mash the avocadoes.
  • Finely chop the other half of the onion and tomatoes and add to guacamole. Mix to combine and season with more salt, if needed.
  • Top with preferred garnish and serve with tortilla chips.

Looking at this recipe, it is relatively straight forward. The spicy margarita plays off the richness of the guacamole. Plus, the dried chili paste ensures that the flavor melds throughout every bite. After all, no one wants one bite to be super spicy and another without flavor.

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What do you think of these margarita and recipe pairings? What is your favorite food to enjoy with a margarita?