Extra Smoky Margarita

Extra Smoky Margarita

We make a damn good Smoky Marg at Mexicue. Here’s a way to take it...
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Chai Mezcal Hot Toddy

Chai Mezcal Hot Toddy

We have a winter storm on the way in the Northeast so thought we'd share...
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Sweet Potato Wedges with Herbs and Chili Salt

Sweet Potato Wedges with Herbs and Chili Salt

How it is already November?! We just can’t believe how quickly time has flown--it feels...
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Holiday Detox Cocktail

Holiday Detox Cocktail

Here's a very quick light cocktail with some delicious and nutrient dense ingredients.  1/4 cup...
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Turkey Gobbler Grilled Taco

Turkey Gobbler Grilled Taco

Why not just skip the Thanksgiving meal and get right to the good stuff: leftovers....
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Seasonal Spiced Margarita

Seasonal Spiced Margarita

This might be the most loved seasonal margarita we've ever had at Mexicue.  They key...
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Hosting a Tamalada

In some households, tamales are totems of the holiday season. The corn-based steamed cakes studded...
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Spiced Rub Turkey Breast

Spiced Rub Turkey Breast

During this unusual year when we might have smaller gatherings at the Thanksgiving table, we...
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Aji Dulce Cranberry Sauce

This is a slightly spicy, delicious cranberry sauce Chef Enzo put together after a trip...
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Chorizo Cornbread Stuffing

8 cups of cornbread 1 cup celery, diced 3 cups White onion, diced 1 cup Poblano,...
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Master Class: Mexican Hot Chocolate

Master Class: Mexican Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate might be marketed most successfully to those under the age of 10, but...
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Spiced Pumpkin Tacos

Spiced Pumpkin Tacos

Here's the recipe for our farmer's market taco challenge from today... a spiced (and spicy!)...
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Habanero Blackberry Bourbon

Habanero Blackberry Bourbon

This slightly sweet and very spicy cocktail with apple cider and muddled blackberry is perfect...
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Mexicue Smoky Margarita

Mexicue Smoky Margarita

This smoky spin on a classic margarita hits the smoky, sweet, spicy sweet-spot.  1 oz...
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Habanero Simple Syrup

Habanero Simple Syrup

We're doing a spin on our classic Chili Pepper Simple Syrup recipe with habaneros for...
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Green Chili Queso Mac & Cheese

Green Chili Queso Mac & Cheese

With Fall upon us and restaurants not fully open, we thought we would make it...
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Quick Pickled Veggies

Quick Pickled Veggies

This is the season for fermenting garden veggies. Properly fermenting is long and slightly tricky but...
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Montauk Margarita

Montauk Margarita

  3-4 cubes fresh pineapple 1 oz tequila blanco  1 oz coconut liquor 1/2 oz...
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Mexicue Michelada

The key to our house michelada at Mexicue is the sangria base which is packed...
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Smoky Sangrita

Sangrita is one of our favorite weapons in the kitchen and at the bar for...
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Spicy Watermelon Margarita

This slightly spicy watermelon mint margarita is hitting the Mexicue menu next week. We're sharing...
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What is the Scoville Scale?

A lot of hot sauce and chili pepper enthusiasts may be familiar with the term...
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10 Creative Ways Use Your Homemade Hot Sauce

10 Creative Ways Use Your Homemade Hot Sauce

All right! You just made your first two hot sauces with your Homemade Hot Sauce...
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Tips for Planting Peppers in Your Garden

Tips for Planting Peppers in Your Garden

Spring is in the air, and that means it is time for most of the...
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How to Cool Down After a Hot Pepper

How to Cool Down After a Hot Pepper

We've all been there. The love of the chili pepper can come with quite the...
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5 Ways to Use The Chili Lab Garden Blend Chili Flakes

5 Ways to Use The Chili Lab Garden Blend Chili Flakes

Chili peppers are our favorite type of food, but we understand the apprehension people have...
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St. Patrick's Day Recipes...with a Kick!

At the end of every rainbow might not be a pot o' gold, but this...
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Peppertizers - Easy Pepper Appetizers That Everyone Will Love

Here at The Chili Lab, we encourage you to do more than just make your...
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Pepper of the Week: Morita Pepper

Pepper of the Week: Morita Pepper

The Morita Pepper is one of the most popular chili peppers in Mexican cuisine. Typically...
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Pepper of the Week: Raja Mirchi

Pepper of the Week: Raja Mirchi

#POW Pepper of the Week Raja Mirchi/Ghost Pepper We're used to going bold each #POW,...
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Pepper of the Week: Bulgarian Carrot Pepper

Pepper of the Week: Bulgarian Carrot Pepper

#POW Pepper of the Week: Bulgarian Carrot Pepper This week's #POW brings the pow as...
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Pepper of the Week: Prik Chi Faa

Pepper of the Week: Prik Chi Faa

Little is known on this week's Pepper of the Week. However, this chili pepper has...
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Pepper of the Week: Fish Pepper

Pepper of the Week: Fish Pepper

Welcome to The Chili Lab Pepper of the Week Breakdown. This week, we go beyond...
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Hot Sauce Field Guide: Pepper Sherry

Check out our blog post on Preserving Chiles for a quick primer before using this...
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Hot Sauce Master Class: Preserving Chilies

Long before we came out with our hot sauce making kit, we can chalk up...
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Hot Sauce Field Guide: Nam Prik

There is no better example of the balance between sweet, salty, sour and spicy than...
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Hot Sauce Field Guide: Grilled Peach Salsa

Not exactly a hot sauce but definitely a close cousin, this salsa should be on...
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Hot Sauce Field Guide: Belizean Heat

One of our favorite bottled hot sauces on the market is a habanero-based condiment from...
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Hot Sauce Field Guide: Muhammara

As far as Middle Eastern dips are concerned, muhammara is the stepsister, always outflanked by...
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Hot Sauce Field Guide: Mojo Picon

Mojo, like salsa or aji, is really a blanket term, used across multiple countries to...
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Hot Sauce Field Guide: Sauce Ti Malice

Hot Sauce Field Guide: Sauce Ti Malice

As the makers of the Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit, you can say we...
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Hot Sauce Field Guide: Piri Piri Sauce

Hot Sauce Field Guide: Piri Piri Sauce

Also called “peri peri,” this sauce straddles two continents. It originated in Africa and is...
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Hot Sauce Field Guide: Mole

This famed sauce from Oaxaca is rich, fragrant and earthy. While some versions contain dozens...
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Hot Sauce Field Guide: Harissa

Hot Sauce Field Guide: Harissa

This red pepper condiment is ubiquitous on the tables of restaurants and homes alike in...
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Kimchi Stew

If you have yet to experience the magic that is gochujang, allow this recipe to...
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Roasted Banana Coconut Bread

There are, not exaggerating, probably millions of banana bread recipes out there. Everyone’s an expert...
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Chili Herb Shortbread

We love a make-ahead recipe that saves us time while still impressing our guests. Savory...
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5 Last Minute Tips to Get You Through The Holidays

We’re entering into the fourth quarter of holiday planning, with Christmas and New Year’s Eve...
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Ginger Chile Pancakes

This time of year, that family of ingredients known as “baking spices” gets extra attention....
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