“Self-care” is so trendy on social, but for John and me, that means Treat Yo Self Fridays…with Tacos! We are so lucky to have met the owners of Tacos Y Birria La Única. They run their truck out of L.A., so if you don’t live here…hop on a plane. It’s worth the flight! Their tacos are crispy AND soft AND melty. I’m literally drooling as I type this. And what’s better than tacos and margs? Tacos with FIVE GALLONS of margs. We decided to make enough for a football team. Check out the recipe below, and… TREAT YO SELF.
Serves a crowd (recipe can be quartered)
- 6 cups sugar
- 6 cups water
- 12 cups hulled strawberries
- 50 shiso leaves (or mint leaves)
- Pour 96 ounces (12 cups) lime juice (bottled ReaLime is just fine, or if you have DS (Designated Squeezer), a gazillion fresh limes (ok, more like 50)
- 4 bottles blanco tequila
To make simple syrup, bring the water and sugar to a boil in a large (at least 4 quart) saucepan. Reduce the heat to a simmer until dissolved, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool for a few minutes,
Working in batches, blend the strawberries with the shiso with syrup until smooth (the color will be pinkish-green).
Pour the lime juice into a giant container or cooler. Add the strawberry-shiso syrup, then finish with the tequila.