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Hot Recipes: Gear Up For Memorial Day With Hornitos Tequila!

This Memorial Day Weekend, master the art of food-and-cocktail matching with the help of Hornitos Tequila! Pair up the following recipes to enhance your outdoor entertaining skills and turn your parties into the talk of the neighborhood.

Hornitos Lime Shot

The Hornitos Lime Shot takes the process out of tequila — because it already combines the salt, lime and tequila all in one! Serve the shot chilled in a salt-rimmed glass.

The drink can also be used in the Hornitos Tequila Lime Shot Chicken: 1 cup Hornitos lime shot, 1/2 cup orange juice, 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, 2 tablespoons minced seeded jalepeno chilies, 1.5 tablespoons chili powder, 1/4 cup honey, 3/4 teaspoon black ground pepper, 6 boneless chicken breast halves.

To prepare, mix all ingredients except the chicken in a bowl to form a marinade. Once mixed, place marinade in a large resealable bag and add the chicken. Refrigerate overnight. Once prepared, place chicken on the grill (low to medium heat) and cook for approximately 15-18 minutes. Remove and enjoy!

Patriot's Plata

Try pairing the chicken with Patriot’s Plata, a cool, sweet drink that offsets the spicy heat of summer. The drink is 1.5 parts Hornitos Plata Tequila, 3/4 part lime juice, 3/4 part pineapple juice, 1/4 part agave and a pinch of cilantro leaves.

To prepare, add all the ingredients to a shaker with ice, then shake and strain into a coupe glass.