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Mango Margarita

30 Apr

This fruity drink would be mighty tasty for any upcoming Cinco de Mayo celebrations! The fresh mango is absolutely delicious and the drink is so refreshing. Which is nice because in our home, we try to just use our fans versus the A/C for as long as possible. This is starting to get hard, given that we live in Texas and I’ve had the oven on most of the day! I know we’ll give in soon enough, but in the meantime, we’ll keep enjoying some more cool drinks to ease the heat.

Mango Margarita

Ingredients:
3 oz tequila
1 1/2 oz triple sec
2 oz orange juice
1/2 oz simple syrup (equal parts water & sugar mixed together)
2 to 2 1/2 cups crushed ice
4 oz fresh or frozen chopped mango
Salt or sugar, for rimming (optional)

Yield: 2-3 servings

Directions:
Combine the mango, tequila, triple sec, orange juice, and simple syrup in a blender. Add in 2 cups of ice an blend until smooth. If desired, add additional ice to achieve a thicker consistency. Serve in chilled glasses rimmed with salt or sugar (optional). Sip and enjoy!

Source: Annie’s Eats

Watermelon Tequila Mojito

31 Mar

I’m such a fruity drink girl. (if you haven’t noticed) We’ve been on a watermelon kick lately and it’s already getting warm here in TX – so I thought a nice refreshing watermelon infused drink would hit the spot.

I haven’t had a mojito in a long time and forgot how tasty they are. This one is no exception – the lime, mint, watermelon, and tequila are a dreamy combination. It’s not too sweet and has just enough of a kick for my liking, though you can easily make it stronger if you’re not a lightweight like me. Plus, how can a drink so bright and cheery be bad? I’m sure we’ll be having plenty of these throughout the season and I can’t wait!

Watermelon Tequila Mojito

Ingredients:
10 mint leaves
1/2 of a lime, cut into three wedges
2 – 3 tsp sugar, depending on how sweet you like your drink
3 Tbsp tequila
Ice cubes
About 1/2 cup seedless watermelon, blended until liquidized and strained
Splash of lemon-lime soda or sparkling water
Mint and lime for garnish (optional)

Directions:
In a glass, muddle the mint, lime wedges, and sugar. Add the tequila and stir to mix and dissolve the sugar.  Add ice, watermelon juice, and the soda or sparkling water and combine. Garnish with a slice of lime and mint leaves, if desired.

Source: Girl Cooks World

Blood Orange Margarita

29 Jan

Hello lovely readers – I’m back in the swing of things and bringing you a tasty drink to say “I missed you”!

Last year’s monthly “Veggie Tales” feature was loads of fun and really helped encourage me to try new foods instead of sticking to the same few staples. Then lately I realized that I don’t know much about cocktails and mixed drinks – I rarely make them myself even though I’m a big fan and have all the tools to create some yummy beverages. So friends, that’s my monthly goal this year – to try a new cocktail type of recipe each month and expand my horizons.

I wanted to start simple and was dying to use the rest of my blood oranges on something truly worthy. So what better way than to create a delicious and beautiful margarita! By the way, is anyone else in the danger zone when drinking fruity cocktails? They go down so easy and you forget they’re powerful – good thing I’m a pro at moderation.

Anyways, this margarita is a breeze to create and you could totally switch out the blood orange juice for some other citrus you prefer. And you can’t beat that gorgeous crimson hue – how lovely! Feel free to add a little more tequila if you like your drinks stronger. Pace yourself and hope you enjoy this delicious fruity drink! :)

Blood Orange Margarita

Ingredients:
2 blood oranges, juiced and strained (around 3 oz)
1 1/2 oz tequila
1 oz Triple Sec
Sugar
Ice

Yield: 1 drink

Directions:
Dip the rim of a cocktail glass in water.  Swirl the rim through a small pile of sugar to coat the rim.

Combine the blood orange juice, tequila, and Triple Sec into a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake for 15 seconds. Strain the cocktail into the glass and enjoy!

Source: A Beckster Original

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