Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with RW Garcia ‘Bites’ and Mezcal Alacran Cocktails! Recipes Included!

I know it’s Cinco de Mayo and maybe you are just now thinking about that. Here in Southern California, parties and celebrations will be happening through the weekend. It’s just what life is like in greater Los Angeles. This post features two things: small bites and snacks utilizing R.W. Garcia products and a great cocktail recipe with Mezcal Alacran. I am starting with food first because you need to eat something before you tackle this cocktail! Trust me on this!

Here’s what I would suggest for the “food”:

Disclosure:  I was sent a couple of bags of the RW Garcia chips that you see immediately below. I  have featured them because they are the best chips I have ever had.

Jalapeño Chevre Tower What you’ll need: x RW Garcia Sweet Potato Crackers x Crumbled goat cheese x Jalapeño slices (or Jalapeno jelly) x Red, orange and yellow bell peppers x Cucumber x Cilantro How to assemble: x Use a Julienne peeler to create thin strips of cucumber and bell pepper. They should look like curly holiday bows. x Chop jalapeños into rounds (remove seeds less heat is desired) x Starting with a Sweet Potato cracker base, add a tablespoon of goat cheese x Add a jalapeño round or jalapeño jelly x Top with cucumber and bell pepper strips x Garnish with chopped cilantro

RW Garcia is one of my personal favorite brands. RW Garcia products are gluten-free and all natural. Nothing artificial in them. I found the brand at Natural Products Expo West a couple of years ago and I stay on top of this brand of great chips and crackers. They are delish.





Chips and salsa: Do buy the best salsa you can find or feel free to dress up a bottle that you already have with chopped celery, green onions and other ingredients that make it indelibly your personal recipe.


If you want to use the RW Garcia crackers, try this recipe from the RW Garcia family:


Jalapeño Chevre Tower
What you’ll need:
RW Garcia Sweet Potato Crackers
— Crumbled goat cheese
— Jalapeño slices (or Jalapeno jelly)
— Red, orange and yellow bell peppers
— Cucumber
— Cilantro
How to assemble:
Use a Julienne peeler to create thin strips of cucumber and bell
pepper. They should look like curly holiday bows.
Chop jalapeños into rounds (remove seeds less heat is desired)
Starting with a Sweet Potato cracker base, add a tablespoon of goat cheese
Add a jalapeño round or jalapeño jelly
Top with cucumber and bell pepper strips
Garnish with chopped cilantro

Super easy to assemble, it looks much more complicated than it really is. It also pairs perfectly with the Mezcal Alacran cocktail that I have selected!


From the Alacran family of spirits, here is a terrific recipe that  is a spin on the traditional Bloody Mary but with more zest, zip and kick!




45 ml Mezcal Alacran


1 part lemon juice
3 parts organic tomato juice
A dash of Worcestershire and Tabasco sauce

** Skip the Tabasco and use Gringo Bandito Hot Sauces (Green, Red and SUPER-HOT) Find it on Amazon.com and a local mass supermarket near you!
The zip from any of the sauces make such a difference and will set off the Mezcal Alacran really well!

Ice Cubes

Mix all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker.
Serve and fill with ice. Add a pinch of seat salt and fresh black pepper.
Rim with salt and garnish with Bacon and lime.

Mezcal Alacran is pure, distinct and stands out. It’s packaged in a glass bottle with a white matte soft-touch coating that is very sleek. Mezcal Alacran is rich with medicinal and tonic qualities that have a sophisticated, powerful smoky flavor. The Mezcal Alacran product was awarded a Double Gold Medal at the 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Mezcal Alacran continues to grow in popularity and demand – it tastes as good as it looks. The Alacran Tequila company portfolio of products is featured in global media and at celebrity and charity events all over the world. Each bottle is hand-labeled and numbered. Mezcal Alacran is sold nationally and online. The product retails for $48.00.

Alacran Tequila super-premium mezcal and tequila products are imported and distributed by Dozortsev & Sons Enterprises. Dozortsev & Sons Enterprises Ltd is an importer and distributor of fine wines and spirits. Founded in 1995, our line consists of 250 exclusive products from 16 countries. We are an importer and distributor of authentic wines from all over the world that has won 65 medals in national and international wine competitions. Dozortsev & Sons line of products has captured the attention of media and global trendsetters.

For more information on Alacran Tequila and its products, visit
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You can find out more about RW Garcia products here: http://rwgarcia.com/products/
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