Happy National Chip & Dip Day! Celebrate With A Blueberry-Pomegranate Margarita From Sauza Tequila

If there ever were two things that go hand in hand it is hands down cocktails and snacks. So it seems only right to provide you guys with both a delicious cocktail recipe and a dip recipe to celebrate National Chip & Dip Day which happens to be today! Hooray! Hooray for chips and dip! Today’s drink recipe for National Chip & Dip Day comes courtesy of Sauza Tequila and is the recipe for their Blueberry-Pomegranate Margarita. And because they know you’ll be doing some serious snacking thanks to today’s holiday they’ve also provided a recipe for homemade guacamole and chips.

Blueberry-Pomegranate Margarita

INGREDIENTS

1 part Sauza® Tequila (Sauza® Silver Tequila recommended)

½ part Triple Sec

1 part fresh lime juice

1 part blueberry-pomegranate juice

Blueberries for garnish

DIRECTIONS

Combine ingredients with ice in a shaker. Shake hard: Strain into a margarita glass with fresh ice. Garnish with fresh blueberries.

Guacamole & Chips

INGREDIENTS

2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro leaves

2 teaspoons finely chopped white onion

2 teaspoons minced jalapeño or Serrano chilies, seeds and membranes removed, if desired

1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt

2 large ripe avocados, preferably California Haas, peeled and seeded

2 tablespoons cored, seeded, and finely chopped plum tomatoes (1 small tomato)

2 teaspoons freshly-squeezed lime juice

8 6-in corn tortillas

6 cups canola oil

DIRECTIONS

  • Heat canola oil to 375 degrees in a deep fryer or large sauce pot.
  • In a medium size bowl, use the back of a spoon to mash 1 tablespoon of the cilantro, 1 teaspoon onion, 1 teaspoon of minced chile, and 1/2 teaspoon salt together against the bottom of the bowl.
  • Add the avocados and gently mash them with a fork until chunky-smooth. Fold the remaining cilantro, onion, and chile into the mixture. Stir in tomatoes and lime juice, taste to adjust the seasonings, and serve with a basket of warm corn tortilla chips or veggie sticks, for a lighter option.
  • Cut tortilla strips like a pie into eighths. In batches (as not to overcrowd fryer) place chips into hot oil and fry until golden, two to three minutes.
  • Drain on a paper towel and serve chips warm with guacamole.