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Cocktail Recipe Thursday: Frozen Spicy Raspberry Margarita

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Summer is sadly coming to an end, unofficially. School has started up again here in Southern California, and Labor Day is just around the corner. Do not that let stop you from embracing the fact that summer is still here, don’t get so ahead of yourself. Before you know it we will all be drowning in pumpkin spice, so don’t rush it.

Today’s Cocktail Recipe is easy peezey, and to me, summer in a glass. The frozen margarita does not get the love it deserves most of the time. It is almost an adult slurpee, but a little more sour, which is what I like in a cocktail. This version of the frozen margarita has lime of course, but gets a little more pucker power from the raspberries and heat from jalapeno peppers! Oh my. These would be perfect for a South Of The Border themed party, or just a last hurrah before the coats and mittens are thrust upon us all.

frozen spicy raspberry jalapeno margarita

INGREDIENTS:
4 oz. frozen raspberry purée (see recipe below)
2 oz. Blue Nectar® Silver tequila
Lime wheel, for garnish
For the purée:
1 package frozen raspberries (8 oz.)
Fresh jalapeño slices, to taste (start with four, adding more as desired)
6 oz. fresh lime juice
4 oz. triple sec
Purée berries and jalapeño slices in a blender; once at desired level of spice (keep in mind that Blue Nectar Silver has peppery spice notes, as well) stir in fresh lime juice and triple sec.

DIRECTIONS:
Make the purée; then shake over a portion over ice, together with Blue Nectar Silver. Pour into glass, and garnish with lime wheel.

You might want to warn your friends that there is an added kick to their delicious summer sun filled margaritas. While very yummy, they may not appreciate the heat if not warned ahead of time. Or you could also just wait to see their reactions.

CHEERS!

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Happy Watermelon Day! Recipes and Ideas

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Happy Watermelon Day! What a fun day to have in the middle of a hot sticky summer. It might be everyday in Summer here in Southern California. If you are in the mood to celebrate watermelon day, today, I have a few tips and watermelon recipes for you to try out with your family and friends.

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Cocktail Recipe Thursday: Cocktails For Oyster Day

cliffidver cocktail recipe

It seems that everything has their own day now. An up side to this, is OYSTER DAY!! I love oysters, and now that I am older I can even enjoy them raw. August 5th is officially oyster day and whether you like them steamed, barbecued, raw, or in a soup this is the day for you.

But what is a celebration without a few adult cocktails to pair up with the oysters? I have two for you today: Cliffdiver made with CAMUS VSOP Elegance Cognac and the Sazerac with absinthe and Pendleton whiskey.

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Cliffdiver – Paired with fresh oysters, this cocktail makes a splash!
1 ¼ oz. CAMUS VSOP Elegance Cognac
½ oz. ginger liqueur
1 oz. apple juice
¾ oz. lime juice
¾ oz. simple syrup
Granny smith apple and fresh ginger slices for garnish
Shake all ingredients together and pour over ice cubes. Garnish with slices of granny smith apple and a sliver of ginger.

sazerac cocktail recipe

Sazerac – This classic cocktail makes a pearl of a pair!
¼ oz. Lucid Absinthe
2 oz. Pendleton 1910 Canadian Rye Whiskey
3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
½ oz. simple syrup
Lemon peel for garnish
Add all liquid ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass with ice. Rim the glass with the lemon peel, twist over the surface and garnish.

I like oysters and clams made with butter and white white and garlic. This would be a pair up with some nice crunchy bread. If you are having people over you should just completely go for the theme by turning on some Blue Öyster Cult (more cowbell), and have a cocktail with friends.

Happy oyster day!

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National Tequila Day Cocktail Recipes: Blackberry Blue Nectar Bramble

blackberry blue nectar bramble tequila cocktail recipe

 

All this week, Busy Bee Blogger is celebrating National Tequila Day (officially July 24th but who’s keeping track really?), with tequila cocktail recipes. Today, we have the Blackberry Blue Nectar Bramble. Most would not consider blackberry tied in with tequila, but this combination is a wonderful change.

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Tequila Week Cocktail Recipes: Charro Negro

Charro Negro Tequila Cocktail Recipe

Thursday, July 24th is officially Tequila day, but since this Southern California pinup likes her cocktails, tequila in particular, I decided we should celebrate all week. It must be due to my Southern California Lifestyle.

Today’s cocktail recipe is a twist on the Cuba Libre, but instead of rum, we will be adding the loveliness that is tequila.

Charro Negro
2 oz. Trianon Blanco Tequila
1 ½ oz. cola
Fresh lime juice
Sea salt
Lime wheel for garnish

Rim a glass with salt and fill with ice. Add lime juice, cola and Trianon Blanco Tequila. Add a pinch of salt and stir. Garnish with a lime wheel and serve.

More recipes to come throughout the week to help you celebrate Tequila day in style.

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