When I was shopping at the grocery store for my meal prep for the week I walked by all the proteins. Then my eyes gazed over to the ground beef and the craving hit. I’m feeling like I need a burger in my life. But you have seen plenty of burgers on prior Adventures, so what can I do to make a unique variation.

Mystery Cocktail?

But first, it’s Cocktail Hour! What can I say I like to mix things up on all the fellow Adventurers. What mysterious concoction could possibly be enjoying the view of some palm trees? Is it vodka, tequila, gin, rum?

Ingredients for Gimlet

Gin was the answer! And this is very exciting because it is our first Make Your Own Happy Hour Adventure using gin! The ingredients you see are all you need to make a Gimlet. This drink dates back all the way to 1928! Definitely, a lazier version because I did not feel like squeezing a bunch of limes by hand again. Don’t worry though I finally purchased a citrus squeezer, so there will be freshly squeezed lime juice again soon. To make this citrus-packed and booze-filled drink just shake up all the ingredients below in a shaker and strain into your favorite cup.


  • 2 ½ ounces gin

  • ½ ounce lime juice

  • ½ ounce simple syrup

Chorizo and Beef sitting on the counter

Now that you have your drink in hand let’s get to cooking. My inspiration only came from the fact that I already had chorizo at home. I figured I could create a Mexican inspired burger by combining chorizo and beef together. It was the perfect plan! The ratio that I used was 3 parts beef and 1 part chorizo.

4 Spices are all it takes

With any burger, one always needs seasoning and in this case some Mexican spices. This was the perfect opportunity to try some new seasoning that I got from Trader Joe’s. Everything but the Elote seasoning blend which is was a great blend chipotle, chili peppers, and cheese. 

Diced Jalepeños

It’s important to get your greens so why not get some spicy greens in there, specifically jalepeños. Just a little bit of slicing and dicing and you are good to go.

Patty formed and ready to go!

Roll up those sleeves because we are getting our hands and knuckles into some meat. Got to make sure all of the meat blends together throughout to get those chorizo notes. Form it into however you want. Do you want a couple of sliders? Then make them mini-sized. Do you want a dinosaur of a burger? Then make the biggest baddest patty you have ever made. 

Can’t you just hear the sizzle?

Let’s get this patty to the red hot pan, shall we? Don’t you just see that nice sizzling crust forming? I’m drooling look at it now and while I was flipping it on the pan. 

Cheese Galore!

What good is a burger without cheese? But we can’t just go with any sort of cheese for this Mexican inspired burger. I grabbed up a 4-cheese blend of Monterey jack, medium cheddar, Asadero, and Queso Quesadilla cheeses.

Toasted Buns

I’m someone that takes the time to actually get a nice golden tan on my buns. It just adds a little bit of buttery goodness and that perfect grilled crunch.

Another Shout out to Trader Joe’s

Before I show you the final product we gotta have some delicious toppings to compliment the burger. Since I already had some spice going on the burger I figured a touch of sweetness would do it justice. I am a huge fan of the spicy and sweet combo because you get that heat and then the lusciousness comes to nurture your taste buds.

Spicy Mayo

No one wants just plain mayo on their burger, you got to put a new spin on it. That’s why I decided to pull at that 3 King’s Sauce, which you may remember from the Air Fried Nachos Adventure. Which was another Mexican Food Adventure!

Mexican Burger

There you have it a Mexican burger made with chorizo and beef topped with all the fixings one would expect from this burger. Just see the spiced mayo peaking through the bottom, to the glistening cheese, and those vibrant red onions. As you bite into it you the juices of the meat come dripping down from your mouth. When chewing you get the notes of the chorizo and beef blend. Then the punch of the red onions comes through. All to end with a bit of sweetness to mellow things out. If I have one complaint it would have to be the fact that I wish I had some lettuce on the burger. I think it would have been the perfect thing to help cut down on the grease of the burger. All in all, I would recommend this burger to anyone!

Website: Gimlet





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Let’s keep it simple. What is the best burger you’ve ever had?

Let me know down below in the comments and be sure to share with friends and family that would enjoy this Happy Hour.

May the adventures continue! Cheers!


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