Growing up in South Texas near the Mexican border I was raised to be proud of where I am from, who I am and what I enjoy. My parents taught me from a very early age to stand up for I believe in and never settle for second best. My life is a blending of two worlds that effortlessly entwine. Not once when I was young did I not where I was from nor did I question why we spoke Spanish at home and English at school, this to me was normal.
Living, being authentically Mexican in South Texas was and continues to be a wonderful experience for me. Take for instance summer, with its intense heat South Texas is not the ideal place for everyone, but for us we relish in the sun. This South Texas sun allows us a longer day to play, allows us to opportunity to sit outside and catch up with family or friends. You will always find an ice bucket full of frosty sodas for the kids and plenty of ice cold beers for the adults. Under the twinkling lights you can hear the comadres chattering, the roaring laughter of my dad telling jokes and the endless giggles of the entire neighborhood kids playing kick-ball.
Living authentically Mexican means that I can happily hang on to those tastes, flavors and sounds of my childhood and recreate them now as an adult. Those happy memories will live on as I continue to live authentically and make new memories with my familia. This summer I plan to spend my days on the porch catching up with my neighbors, sipping beers with my sisters and brother and allow the kids to crazy running though the sprinklers.
When I began thinking of how to share my love of Montejo with you my readers I was instantly taken back to that ice cold bucket of beers my dad shared with his friends as the stop by for a visit. Can icy cold beer really get any better? I’d like to think it can by and this summer I plan to serve my sisters and brother a twist on a classic. Instead of icy cold beers I’m taking it a step further by making icy cold beer slush topped with freshly whipped lime cream. I’m excited to share this recipe with you as I have been enjoying them quite regularly. And guess what? I’m serving up these frosty treats in custom made Montejo glasses that are easy to make, plus they are simply stunning.
DIY Montejo beer glasses:
Supplies needed: Montejo bottles — empty, rinsed and allowed to dry completely
Acetone, nail polisher remover, Bowl, Towel, Safety gloves, Safety goggles, Bucket, String, recommend cotton, Lighter, Ice, Sandpaper
Step 1. Fill bucket with water and add ice to create an ice bath.
Step 2. Begin wrapping your cotton string above the Montejo logo; this is where the glass will begin. Tightly wrap the string several times, about 5 times to secure a tight fit.
Step 3. Snip off cotton string end pieces, put on safety gloves, place bottle over bowl and carefully pour acetone over sting making sure to soak entire string that is wrapped around bottle.
Step 4. Put on safety goggles, hold bottle at lower end furthest away from soak string and light sting with lighter.
Step 5. Allow the flame to burn out and carefully submerge bottle in ice bath. You will hear a pop when top of bottle where the string is breaks off. Allow the bottle to remain in ice bath a few minute to cool, remove from ice bath and allow to dry.
Step 6. Carefully sand the edges of entire bottle until smooth and no sharp edges remain. Wash and you are ready to use your new glasses.
- 4 Montejo Beer
- fresh whipped cream
- lime zest and slices for garnish
Pour 4 Montejo beers into a shallow baking dish and freeze, scraping with a fork every 30 minutes for 2 hours. Spoon the slush into glasses and top with freshly whipped lime cream.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Montejo. The opinions and text are all mine.