August 10, 2015
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A trip to Texas this past spring turned me on to jalapeño margaritas, and a recent dinner at Besito put watermelon margaritas on my mind. When Breville sent me one of their powerful blenders to try I thought this was the perfect time to combine the two! It’s got the tang of lime, the heat from the jalepeno-infused tequila, sweetness from a bit of agave, and the pureed watermelon gives you a majorly refreshing taste. I blended up a big batch, which was helpful since they were so tasty they disappeared fast. Now, the real question is, how have I lived this long without a blender in my life? Full recipe for your own summer-cocktail enjoyment below!
- 1/3-1/2 Cups of Jalapeño-infused Tequila
- 3 Cups small-cubed Watermelon
- 4-5 Cups of Ice
- 1/3 Cup of Lime Juice
- 1 Tbsp of Agave
- Infuse tequila the night before, slice one jalapeño and leave it a bottle of tequila overnight.
- Combine all ingredients and blend for 60 seconds.
- Pour into 4 glasses and garnish with slices of jalapeño, lime and watermelon!
Please note: Breville has provided me with a complimentary blender. All opinions, recipes, and images are my own.
February 17, 2014
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Lately I have been following along with Brottle, a year-long bottled cocktail project, that posts a new bottled cocktail recipe everyday on their instagram account. They post videos with step by step instructions of the recipes on YouTube too, and I’ve watched just about every one — they’re so cute, and the recipes are quick and easy. It’s an idea I can get behind, mix up a bigger batch to keep on your bar cart while entertaining, or bring it along with you as a little hostess gift to a party. And because everything is pre-mixed into one bottle, it makes those cocktail refills a little faster too! So after seeing their greyhound recipe last week, I decided it was time to join in on the fun and make one myself. I switched up the recipe and made my greyhound with 8oz of gin instead of vodka, and mixed it with 19oz of fresh grapefruit juice. Then once it was time to serve, I poured it over ice and garnished it with a fresh spring of thyme leaves. It was tasty — and now I have a little cocktail waiting for me in the fridge after work tomorrow too!