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Happy Cinco de Mayo from Gratitude Gourmet!
Edible Cocktails - From Garden to Glass by Natalie Bovis gives wonderful instructions on how to build your own cocktail garden and has the perfect recipe for today's holiday:
Spiced Margarita Mezcaltini.
Ingredients & Instructions:
1 slice jalapeno, 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice, 1/2 ounce agave nectar, 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, 1 1/2 ounces Del Maguey Mezcal (organic)
Garnish: Chili Salt Rim
1. Rim half a martini glass with chili salt. Set aside. Place chili red flakes, chili powder, dried lime zest, and 1/4 cup kosher salt into a food processor and grind until well-blended and slightly powdery.
2. Muddle jalapeno, lime juice, and agave nectar in the bottom of a mixing glass. Add grapefruit juice and mezcal. Shake well and gently strain into glass.
I wish National Margarita Day was on the Weekend, but there is no time like the PRESENT to enjoy a nice Margarita after work.
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Here's a recipe to get you started:
Ingredients: 5 fluid oz tequila, 3 fluid oz triple sec, 2 (6 ounce) cans frozen limeade concentrate, 4 cups ice cubes, sea salt
1. Salt the rims of 2 large margarita glasses
2. In a blender combine tequila, triple sec and limeade concentrate. Fill the blender with ice cubes. Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses, garnish with a slice of lime. Enjoy!