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cancun, mexico

cancun, mexico

as i’m sitting hearing looking out my window at work i’m thinking of last week when my view was quite different which led me to start thinking about the margarita. i know, crazy but something about the margarita. it was the only alcoholic drink that i craved when i was pregnant and i went all around town looking for a non-alcoholic one but alas it does not exist.

so here are a few of may favorite recipes to tide us over until we can hit the beach again.

the basic:

the basic

the basic

1-1/2 oz. silver tequila

1 oz. cointreau

1/2 oz. fresh lime juice

splash simple syrup

salt rim

combine all ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker. shake until cold and strain into a chilled salt-rimmed glass.
 
pomegrante:
pomegrante margarita

pomegrante margarita

2 oz. tequila
splash of cointreau
splash of lime juice
splash of pomegranate liqueur
2 oz. sour mix
lime for garnish
 
mix 2 oz. of tequila with a splash of cointreau, lime juice andpomegranate liqueur. top off with 2 oz. of sour mix. squeeze in some fresh lime juice and shake over ice. serve over ice in a salt-rimmed glass. garnish with a fresh lime wedge.
i love the pomegranate and when you combine it with a salted glass, the sweet and salt make a sweet combination (no pun intended)
 
strawberry:
strawberry margarita

strawberry margarita

3 1/2 cups strawberries 
2 1/2 cups crushed ice
1/2 cup tequila
1/2 cup fresh lime juice 
1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cointreau (orange-flavored liqueur)
lime wedges (optional)

tell us what you think!!!