Put a fresh twist on taco night with Camarena

May 01, 2021

Taco night may never get old, but your favorite taco and cocktail pairing might. This summer, try mixing things up with some of our favorite familia recipes.

Veranda Camarena recipe

Camarena Veranda

INGREDIENTS
2 oz. Camarena Silver
3 oz. Grapefruit soda
.5 oz. Fresh lime juice
.5 oz. Agave nectar or honey
Cucumber slices
GARNISH: Cucumber & dill

HOW TO PREPARE

Add all ingredients (except grapefruit soda) into a shaker, and lightly muddle. Add ice and shake vigorously. Uncap shaker and add grapefruit soda. Strain into a ice-filled collins glass. Garnish.

Camarena Chicken Tacos

RUB INGREDIENTS
5 Tbs. Olive oil
1 tsp. Chili powder
½ tsp. Cayenne
2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Onion powder
1 tsp. Garlic powder
½ tsp. Oregano
½ tsp. Cumin
½ tsp. Smoked paprika
½ tsp. Ground black pepper

 

TACO INGREDIENTS
2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
24 corn tortillas

RECOMMENDED TACO TOPPINGS
Pico de gallo
Sliced avocado
Roughly chopped cilantro
Diced white onion
Queso fresco
Freshly squeezed lime juice

STEP 1: Rinse the chicken thighs, and pat them dry with paper towels. Then, arrange them on a large plate or cutting board.

STEP 2: In a small bowl, mix together all the wet rub ingredients.

STEP 3: Coat the chicken with the rub, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

STEP 4: Heat a large non-stick skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat. Place the chicken thighs on the pan, and cook 5-6 minutes per side until cooked through or internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

STEP 5: Remove the chicken, and let it rest for 5-10 minutes on a clean cutting board.

STEP 6: Warm up the corn tortillas in the microwave.

STEP 7: Slice the chicken thighs or cut into chunks (according to your preference), and serve in the warmed tortillas. Add toppings to your taste!

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