Guys Welcome to Selena week! An entire week dedicated entirely to recipes, cocktails, memories inspired by our South Texas Reina Selena Quintanilla. I am SO excited to share this week with you, plus a full recap of the exclusive Raised on Selena dinner I hosted along with Soy Tejana for media and local influencers. Selena was a huge inspiration to me growing up. Her dedication to her music, fans, and creative journey paved the way for Latinas y Tejanas to work hard, hustle and dream big. For our fun giveaways, please head over to the Soy Tejana Instagram page.
Today I’m sharing a cocktail which was inspired by Selena’s partnership with Cocoa-Cola.
Now, let’s get our bidi bidi bom bom on!
Did you know Selena was a spokesperson for Coca-Cola from 1989 until the time of her death? She filmed three commercial with Coca-Cola where she belts out a catchy tune, and true Selena fashion showcases her dancing skills.
“Can’t beat it, the rhythm, the one that you get from Coca-Cola Classic.”
I loved that commercial, and even at a young age, I understood the importance of it. A Tejana representing a major brand all while keeping true to her authentic self in her music and fashion.
Today I wanted to pay homage to Selena’s Cocoa Cola fantastic commercial by whipping up a creamy cocktail that we served paired with our dessert course at my raised on Selena dinner.
This cocktail is layers of flavors which create a creamy, bubbly, refreshing tequila spiked cocktail which is insane good. I share this cocktail on facebook live with The Latin Kitchen before my dinner guests arrived (see video below). I have to say it helped to calm my nerves. I was pretty nervous to host this important dinner.
Posted by The Latin Kitchen on Thursday, March 22, 2018
This Selena inspired cocktail begins with fresh lime juice, tequila, and Rum Chata all topped with icy cold Cocoa-Cola.
Dreaming of You Creamy Coca-Cola Cocktail
Yield 1 Makes
A creamy coca-cola based spiked with tequila cocktail that pays homage to Selena’s Cocoa Cola fantastic Coca-Cola commercial.
fresh lime juice from one lime half
1 shot of tequila blanco
1 shot of rumchata
To a glass filled with ice add fresh lime juice, tequila and rumchata. Top with Coca-Cola.