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June 2009
Last Updated September 2013

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Recipes: Tortilla Chip & Cocktail Pairings

Page 3: Guacamole With Corn Tortilla Chips & A Watermelon Basil Martini


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Guacamole is another perfect party food. Easy to make and full of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, it’s a sure crowd pleaser. Here’s a recipe developed by one of the nation’s best-known French chefs, Laurent Tourondel of New York City’s BLT Market. It is served with one of the best corn chips we’ve ever tasted—from Food Should Taste Good. (Read our full review of Food Should Taste Good Tortilla Chips, a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week, gluten-free and certified kosher.)

For a perfect warm-weather treat, pair it with a sweet and refreshing watermelon martini. But watermelon lovers, take note: Buy watermelon juice and enjoy this  heavenly beverage (and cocktail) year-round.

Yields 1 quart. Recipes from Chef Laurent Tourondel of New York City’s BLT Market.


  • 1 bag yellow corn chips
  • 6 ripe avocados
  • 2 limes
  • 3 jalapeños, cleaned and finely
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely diced
  • 1 beefsteak tomato, skinned,
    de-seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • Tabasco sauce, to taste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Corn Chips
Among the best tortilla chips we’ve ever had, and a NIBBLE Top Pick Of The Week.


  1. Skin and remove core from avocados, then roughly chop.
  2. Season with lime juice. Add jalapeños, cilantro, red onion and tomato. Mix lightly.
  3. Add sour cream and Tabasco. Mix, but keep chunky. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Serve with yellow corn chips.


Watermelon Basil Martini

Ingredients Per Cocktail

  • 1 large piece watermelon
  • 1 leaf basil
  • 1 ounce simple syrup (recipe)
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 2 ounces gin, vodka or blanco tequila
  • 1 small slice watermelon for garnish


  1. Muddle watermelon.
  2. Tear basil and place in shaker.
  3. Add syrup, lime juice and tequila; add ice and shake well.
  4. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with watermelon slice. Serve.
Watermelon Martini


Continue To Page 4: Tomato Mango Chutney & Mango Rum Punch

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