MyCajita – Discover Artisan Mexican Gifts

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The idea of MyCajita came at the right time, given our “new normal” of online shopping due to the Coronavirus pandemic.  Worried about Mother’s Day or a comadre’s birthday? 

Not to worry. 

MyCajita is an online subscription-based shopping destination supporting more than 155 artisans throughout Mexico. 

The company sent us the “SALUD” box knowing we love to host cocktail parties.

To our delight, we received mouth-blown cocktail glasses, raw sugar spiced with ancho chile powder to rim the glasses, organic blue weber agave syrup, and the most beautiful Talavera coasters. We prepared a Tequila Citrus Cooler and sat out on our balcony enjoying these items from Mexico. You can find the cocktail recipe below. 

How does it work? 

When you join, you will receive at the beginning of every month an email notifying you of the featured MyCajita box. You then have the option of switching or skipping the featured box. These “boxes” are filled with artisan-made and expert-curated items from Mexico. 

Each month is a different theme bringing you new and diverse experiences from all over Mexico.  We love the idea of supporting artisans and their communities.

As a member, you also get access to discounted pricing on all items in their shop along with special promotions. You also get free shipping on all boxes and on orders $45 or more. Each box has a value of $60 to $85 and is often custom made for MyCajita, giving you significant savings off full retail prices.

Head over to their website and check out the various items. We saw a plethora of cool and beautiful gifts for Mother’s Day. You have a comadre’s birthday and you are still social distancing? No problem. Simply send them something from MyCajita. They will love it! We promise. 

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Tequila Citrus Cooler

Tequila Citrus Cooler

The cocktail recipe is a nod to the Casuelas served in Guadalajara, Mexico. A combination of citrus juices and tequila reposado over ice.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • Raw sugar to rim the glass
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 grapefruit, juiced
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 2 jiggers of tequila reposado, to taste
  • 1/4 cup Squirt soda
  • 1 teaspoon organic agave syrup, to taste
  • 1 pinch kosher salt

Instructions

1. Rim two cocktail glasses with raw sugar by wetting the rims of the glasses with water or running a wedge of lime/lemon over the rim. then dip your glass in the sugar.

2. Add ice to the glasses.

3. Combine the all the citrus juice, tequila, Squirt soda, agave syrup and and salt in a small pitcher/bowl.

4. Pour over ice and garnished with a wedge of lime each.

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  1. That looks delish! I’m going to check out their website now.

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