Recipe Roundup: Margaritas and More



This summery, light, and (mostly) easy Mexican-inspired menu starts with tart cucumber margaritas and ends with a decadent flan topped with roasted strawberries.


Summer Margaritas

Rick Bayless uses a cucumber-and-tequila base to make these smooth and dangerously drinkable margaritas.


Isthmian-Style Scallop Ceviche

Thinly sliced scallops are marinated in lime juice and then tossed with cilantro, ginger, and habaneros in this refreshing and super-simple appetizer from chef Ivy Stark.


Grilled Achiote-Rubbed Red Snapper

Achiote is a combination of crushed annatto seeds, vinegar, salt, garlic, and spices, and can be found at Latin markets and some grocery stores.


Vanilla-Pisco Flan with Roasted Strawberries

Pisco, a Peruvian brandy, adds a special touch to this popular Mexican dessert.    

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