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Recipes for tequila lovers from the L.A. Times Test Kitchen

The margarita is one of the favorite drinks at Malo’s.

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Salmon quickly picks up the flavors of a marinade of fiery chipotle chiles married with tequila, a touch of sesame and fresh notes of garlic, cilantro and green onion.
Recipe: Chipotle roasted salmon

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Poblano sorbet is a spicy, icy and sweet treat involving peppers, sugar, tequila and lime juice.
Recipe: Poblano sorbet

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Recipe: The Parlour Trick

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Recipe: Baja baby scallops ceviche

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Recipe: Persimmon margarita

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Recipe: La Perla

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Recipe: Grilled corn with tequila lime butter

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Recipe: Recess Thyme

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Recipe: Coctel Donaji

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Recipe: Mexican iced coffee

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Recipe: AM punch

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The Papi Pera cocktail with tequila, pear and cinnamon syrup.

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Recipe: Watermelon cooler

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Recipe: Cherimoya cocktail

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This luscious eggnog gets an extra kick from star anise. Variations include rum, tequila, whiskey, gin and more. Recipe: Eggnog (with 7 variations)

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Recipe: Ponche Villa

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This decadent margarita is finished with a dusting of gold leaf. Click here for the recipe.  (Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)

A horseradish and pomegranate margarita.

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Blood orange margaritas from Marix.

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Recipe: El Coyote margarita

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This margarita-martini hybrid mingles spicy jalapeno-infused tequila with sticky sweet triple sec, fresh-squeezed orange juice, lime juice and salty olive juice for an oddly refreshing liquor-forward drink. Click here for the recipe.  (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)

The Angelina cocktail served at Mas Malo in Los Angeles.

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This margarita is made with Casa Vieja tequila, a “kosher for Passover” tequila. Click here for the recipe.  (Carlos Chavez / Los Angeles Times)

Recipe: A guava margarita.

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Las Brisas del Valle’s margarita gets its unique flavors from fresh cilantro and limoncello, the blended drink frozen until slushy before serving. Click here for the recipe. (Daniel Hennesey / For The Times)

Recipe: Ruby red grapefruit margarita

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Recipe: Blood orange jalapeno margarita

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Frozen limeade adds necessary tartness while creating a smooth, even consistency in this slushy creation. Click here for the recipe.  (Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times)
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