If you’re looking for the perfect way to celebrate Mexican Independence Day, look no further than the Manomasa Manchego and Green Olive tortilla chips in September's Gin of the Month box. These obsessively engineered tortilla chips are spectacular with the red pepper dip recipe here – especially paired with a lime-y gin gimlet! Check out the feature Craft Gin Club put together for September's edition of Ginned! Magazine.
In their quest to construct the perfect tortilla chip, the Manomasa team went straight to the source. They spent time in beautiful Mexico, learning how these traditional chips are made and enjoyed, beyond the standard spread of nachos.
As Joanna Murray of Manomasa explains, “We started with an idea to be completely different, and do something that nobody had seen in the UK before.”
The Manchego and Green Olive tortilla chips in September's Gin of the Month box are special, indeed. Suffused with a vibrant Latin Spirit, the texture of every Manomasa flavour is totally unique, and in these tortilla chips the smooth and flaky texture is down to the juicy green olives baked into the base of the chip.
The shape is unique, as well. At Manomasa every chip flavour is shaped according to how they’re best enjoyed; the Manchego and Green Olive flavour in September's Gin of the Month box are rectangular for better gripping and dipping.
If you want to enjoy these amazing chips to the fullest, why not have a get together in honour of Mexican Independence Day? Commonly confused in the USA and UK with Cinco de Mayo, the actual date of Mexican Independence is September 16, when a revolt against the Spanish sparked the final push for statehood.
The super-simple dip recipe here was created to pair perfectly with this month's Manchego and Green Olive Manomasa Tortilla Chips – and happens to go fabulously with a Lime Gin Gimlet!