Living in El Paso Texas one of my favorite things we have here is the abundance of authentic Mexican food. I honestly could not choose one food as my favorite. It is sad but I can’t. I order a combination plate every single time we go out for Mexican food. I love tacos, chili rellenos, tamales, enchiladas, carnitas, the refried beans and even the rice.

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One thing I have noticed that pretty much stays the same is my drink order, a margarita! MMM…Margarita!


Hold the salt please!



Strawberry Margarita’s too!

I would have to say the margarita is the classic go to drink of the borderland. Which makes sense, since the borderland is one of the places it is said the drink originated. To be exact it was believed to be first made just across the border in Juarez at Tommy’s Place Bar on July 4, 1945.

The drink is pretty easy to make and main ingredients include Tequila, Triple Sec and Lime but several different types of fruits/berries can be added to change it up. A good one to try if you can’t get to the borderland is Allrecipes Ultimate Frozen Strawberry Margarita.

Ultimate Frozen Strawberry Margarita 


6oz tequila

2oz triple sec

8oz frozen strawberries in syrup

(fresh strawberries can be used and sweetened with sugar as needed.

4oz frozen limeade concentrate

Fill a blender with ice and crush. Pour in the tequila and triple sec. Add the strawberries and limeade. Blend for 30 seconds or until smooth. Serve in margarita glasses and enjoy!