Tequila

Recipe

Meyer Lemon Margarita

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As everyone knows, my cocktail of choice is always a margarita! Though I'm perfectly happy sipping on one made with a mix, there really is no substitute for making them from scratch - especially when they are this easy! 

If you've never had a Meyer lemon, you're missing out. Reportedly the cross between a lemon and a tangerine, it tastes like the islands to me and goes perfectly with tequila. Speaking of tequila, let me get something out here... for those of you that say you  hate tequila (or it hates you), I can guess you've probably had a bad experience with cheap tequila. There is a huge difference between lower-end and high quality tequilas. Splurge for the good stuff, people! It makes a difference.

Ingredients:

juice of two meyer lemons (if they are large, use one and add more juice if needed)

1 teaspoon granulated sugar

3 tablespoons good tequila (I prefer Patron but you can use my rose-infused tequila too!)

2 tablespoons orange liqueur 

ice

Add the lemon juice and sugar to a cocktail shaker and stir before adding tequilla and orange liqueur. Add a few ice cubes and shake vigorously for about a minute. Pour into the glass and add additional ice if neccessary. Enjoy!

Recipe

Making Rose-Infused Tequila

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Tequila is my drug of choice – well, that and a good strong cup of coffee. For years, I always went back to that standby of a Margarita when it was time for a cocktail (or three). But lately, I’ve really been getting into having a little more fun with cocktails – especially when I’m making them at home.

For this recipe you’ll need the following:

3 tablespoons dried organic rose petals, crushed

2 cups of good, blanco tequila (I personally love using Patron)

Simply add the rose petals to the tequila and let sit for 48 hours before pouring through a coffee filter to strain. This pumped-up floral-scented tequila is not only delicious in margaritas, but you’ll be amazed how delicious it is simply mixed with seltzer! 

Note: You can source organic (edible) roses easily online. Be sure you are using edible roses, as many are sprayed with pesticides and other nasty stuff!