We are heading into the time of year where entertaining is at an all time high, which means your kitchen is in full use. You have all the fixings of what’s sure to be a delicious spread of appetizers and more. One of the appetizers you might be missing that we are HUGE fans of all year round including Christmas is GUACAMOLE!

Never fret we are here to save you..we have the one and only Anejo guacamole recipe right here for you and your guests to enjoy!! Of course to top of it off we are also including our favourite margarita with a little bit of kick!

Anejo Guacamole

– 1.5 Avocados
– 1 TBSP Tomatos (chopped)
– 1 TBSP Onion (chopped)
– 1 TBSP Cilantro
– 1 TBSP Jalapeños
– 1 TSP Salt
– 1/2 TSP Minced Garlic
– Juice of 2 Lime Wedges

Mix & mash and enjoy!

Chili Coconut Margarita (for 12 margaritas)

– 12 oz. Reposado Tequila (can substitute for 100% Blue Agave Blanco)
– 6 oz. Triple Sec
– 12 oz. Habanero infused citrus juice*
– 6 oz. coconut syrup
– Coconut sugar rim

*For the Habanero infused citrus juice – Mix 9 oz. Fresh Lime Juice with 3 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice and about 1 TSP of chopped habaneros (qty depends on level of spice you’re hoping to get) and let sit overnight.

Rim your rocks glasses with the coconut sugar rim. Mix all remaining ingredients together (shaken or stirred) until combined. Pour over fresh ice and enjoy!

Yum, Yum, Yum and YUM!!!! Not ready to venture out and make these bad boys yourself? That’s okay, stop into Anejo while you’re busy doing all your local Holiday shopping for a little break!

A great photo of the lovely chef at Anejo!

Now, Let’s get to know one our favorite guys on 4th and one of the owners at Anejo, Jeff Hines!

How long has Anejo been on 4th Street?

Jeff Hines: Since September 2012, when we opened Añejo!

You definitely feel like you leave Calgary when you walk through the doors, what was the inspiration behind Anejo?

Jeff Hines: Having worked in hospitality for many years, and seeing an opportunity for a lively & authentic Mexican place in Calgary! I’ve had a place in Mexico for many years; I love the culture, the people, and of course the weather.

What’s something we might not know about Añejo?

Jeff Hines: Hmmmm, we have the largest tequila collection in Canada (over 200), and i’ve tried all of them 🙂

Well, that’s impressive! One fun fact about yourself?

Jeff Hines: If i’m not working, i’m surfing.

And of course, What you love most about 4th Street?

Jeff Hines: It’s got a great vibe, almost eclectic. It’s really boomed in the last 4 years, I love the small town/neighbourhood feel, knowing people as you walk down the street…

We couldn’t agree more!! Okay, and your one guilty pleasure?

Jeff Hines: Tacos of course!

Your favorite thing about of Mexico?

Jeff Hines:… it’s awesome.

Well we have to agree with that!! Okay, last but not LEAST… Your favourite Tequilla?

Jeff Hines: Of the ones we are able to carry – Casa Dragones!in the world – Siete Leguaz or Fortaleza

Amazing, Thank you so much Jeff!

P.S. Don’t forget to take Jeff’s word and make Taco’s at Añejo your new guilty pleasure!

Photography by Olivia George.