Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring=Tequila drinks!

It is almost spring!  Vernal equinox is tomorrow, hooray!  When it stays light out later and warm temperatures take over, my mind and palate turn to tequila.  Now, a good old margarita is always welcome at our house, and we have a few spots we know of that make wonderful frozen 'ritas, but tequila deserves some exploration!

Tonight, I sipped on a lovely drink called Watermelon Sugar, courtesy of epicurious.com.

It takes some effort and patience, but is well worth the end result!!!!

2 cups of watermelon cubed
3/4 cup blanco tequila
6 tbsp simple syrup
6 tbsp lime juice
1/4 cup anejo tequila
1 jalapeno

Scrape jalapeno seeds and veins into the silver tequila, let infuse ~ 15 minutes
Muddle watermelon and mix with lime juice and simple syrup
Strain tequila into watermelon mixture
Add anejo tequila, stir well, refrigerate at least 2 hours (I did 24).

Pour into sugar rimmed glasses over cracked ice


The spice and sweet go extremely well together, and the lime/watermelon balances the tequila flavor.  This is bound to be a summer favorite...sure to be served when we invite you to come visit!

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