Category Archives: Cocktails

Strawberry Jalapeno Margaritas

Strawberry Jalapeno Margarita

We went to St. Thomas in February and when I saw Strawberry Jalapeno margaritas on the menu, I had to try it!  I don’t like the frozen super sweet margaritas, I like to taste the tequila.  The strawberries add just the right amount of sweetness (plus the pink is so pretty!) and the jalapeno adds some nice heat.  They are a bit of an effort to make as you have to hand squeeze the strawberries but it’s worth the effort :)  Cheers!

Strawberry Jalapeno Margarita
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 4 Jiggers of your favorite tequila
  • 2 Jiggers of Cointreau
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 Tbsp of simple syrup
  • 10 strawberries
  • 1 jalapeno
  • Margarita salt, optional
  • ice
Instructions
  1. Add the tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker.
  2. With your hands, squeeze the juice from 8 of the strawberries into the cocktail shaker. You want the color to be quite pink. Depending on how ripe your strawberries are, you made need more than 8.
  3. Rim the glasses with salt if you like and add ice to the glasses. Slice the 2 remaining strawberries and add to the glasses. Slice the jalapeno very thin and add 1 to the glass if you are afraid of the heat, up to 4 or 5 if you like the heat.
  4. Vigorously shake the margaritas and pour into the prepared glasses.

 

Classic Margaritas

Margarita

How do I begin to describe my love affair with Margaritas if you don’t know me?  Um, my Specialized Ruby Bike is named Rita.  I do races so I have a legitimate excuse to “replace my electrolytes” with a Margarita with salt.  I just love Margaritas.  I like different flavors but by far, this classic recipe is my all time favorite. Continue reading Classic Margaritas

Throwing a Great Cocktail Party

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Throwing a Great Cocktail Party isn’t hard, it just takes some careful planning.  This post is going to give you the top tips to throw a fun, memorable cocktail party.

1).  Themes are Fun!  Theme’s get people excited and help you create the ambience, right menu and most importantly, the right cocktails!  This is after all, a cocktail party.  Some Theme ideas:  Continue reading Throwing a Great Cocktail Party

Pomegranate Martinis

I love Pomegranate Martinis.  There are so many wonderful antioxidants in them, I find them a healthy cocktail :)  Hey, they look really pretty and I serve them year as the featured cocktail for our Toys for Tots party.

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Pomegranate Martinis
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • Vodka
  • Cointreau
  • Pomegrante Juice
  • 1 Lime
  • Ice
  • Cocktail Shaker
Instructions
  1. Place ice in the cocktail shaker
  2. Using a cockatil jigger, add 4 parts Vodka
  3. Add 2 Parts Cointreau
  4. Add Juice of 1 Lime
  5. Add a healthy splash of Pomegranate juice (add more if you can't take the heat)
  6. Shake well and pour into 2 martini glasses.