Food

Herbaceous Cocktails

Here’s a look at some serious herbal hard stuff sure to get you into the TGIF spirit. Cheers!

  1. Rosemary Rhubarb Cocktail from Slow Mama
  2. Basil Jalapeño Margarita from What Katie Ate
  3. Black Beauty from One Martini
  4. Thyme & Pink Grapefruit Greyhound from  Freutcake
  5. Meyer Lemon and Sage Hot Toddy from Katie At The Kitchen Door

What’s your favorite cocktail herb?

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Food, Seasonal

Valentine’s Day Goodies

Here’s a collection of sweet and savory treats sure to fill you (and your tummy) with love.

  1. A “Hearty” Breakfast from The Dating Divas
  2. Salad w/ XO Cheese from workmanfamily
  3. The Paloma from BS’ in the Kitchen
  4. Slice n’ Bake Valentine Heart Cookies from Lauren’s Latest
  5. Easy Mixed Grill from Better Homes and Gardens
  6. Valentine’s Popcorn from Gimmie Some Oven
  7. Roasted Heart Potatoes from Haniela’s
  8. Meringue Kisses from Bakerella
  9. Heart Shaped Caprese Salad from education.com
  10. Cheery Cheesecake Shooters from The Pioneer Woman
  11. Love You Potpies from Taste of Home
  12. Sugar-Free Valentine’s Snacks from Two Kids Cooking
  13. Mozzarella Cheese Filled Hearts from Hungry Happenings
  14. Chicken Soup with Heart-Shaped Carrots from Sophistimom
  15. Spiced Pomegranate Cocktail from Honestly Yum

What are you cooking up for Valentine’s Day?

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Classic Rocks Margarita
Food

Classic Rocks Margaritas | Hump Day Treat

I don’t like to play favorites (yes, I do), but if I had to choose a fave cocktail, the margarita would be going home a winner. It’s got all the right elements, I think, a cocktail should bear. Not overly sweet, bright & refreshing, and, most importantly, it’s got a serious kick.

I’ve closed out the year with margaritas. I’ve celebrated a beautiful summer day with margaritas (& my even more beautiful BFF). I like margaritas so much, my first (legal) drink was a margarita from Chipotle. I’ll never forget that first taste of the perfection that is eating Mexican food & drinking tequila.

So babes, it would behoove you to have a good-sized lunch to soak up all the impending tequila, because tonight we’re having margaritas!

Here’s how it’s done.

  • 4 oz Lime Juice (fresh squeezed please)
  • 6 oz Silver Tequila
  • 2 tsp Orange Liqueur
  • 2 oz Simple Syrup (Combine equal parts water & sugar, heat until dissolved. Keeps in the fridge for a week)
  • Chilled rocks glass(s) filled with ice (I used a wine glass, use whatever glass you like, it’s your cocktail)
  • Jigger or other measuring device
  • Cocktail shaker filled with ice
  • Salt for rimming the glass
  • Slices or wedges of lime for garnish

Photo of Ingredients

Gather your arsenal.

 

Prep your glass(s) by rubbing the rim with a lime wedge then dipping the glass in salt. Then, fill your glass with ice.

 

Into the shaker, pour the lime juice, tequila, orange liqueur, & simple syrup (I missed the shot of the lime juice going in, forgive me).

 

Photo fo Finished Drink

Shake until chilled through. Then, strain into your prepared glass(s), garnish with lime, & drink up! This recipe makes 2 drinks, so share with a friend… or don’t 😉

What’s your fondest margarita moment?

 

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