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George Clooney & Rande Gerber’s
‘Casa Fresca’ Margarita
The friends and founders of Casamigos Tequila share a refreshing cocktail recipe
In a mixing glass, muddle 5 mint leaves, 3 cucumber slices and 3 lime wedges. Add 1½ oz. reposado tequila, ½ oz. agave nectar and 1½ oz. fresh grapefruit juice. Add ice and shake. Strain into an ice-filled, salt-rimmed rocks glass and top with club soda. Garnish with cucumber slices, mint leaves and a lime wedge.
Makes: 1 margarita
Vegetable Rice Salad
The husband and wife authors of Back Home with the Neelys create a ‘delightfully colorful’ dish
1½ cups long-grain white rice
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 medium English cucumber, diced
1 (1-pint) carton grape tomatoes, halved
½ small red onion, diced
½ cup chopped walnuts
2 stalks celery, chopped
3 green onions, sliced
2 tbsp. chopped fresh basil
2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
1/3 cup canola oil
1 lime, zested and juiced
3 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp. light brown sugar
Freshly ground pepper
1. Cook rice according to package directions. Remove from heat, let stand 5 minutes and fluff with a fork.
2. Transfer rice to a large bowl. Add bell pepper and next 7 ingredients; toss well.
3. Whisk together oil and next 3 ingredients in a small bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Drizzle dressing over rice mixture; toss well.
Makes: 6 to 8 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes