Blood Orange Hibiscus Margaritas

Blood Orange Hibiscus Margaritas

Blood Orange Hibiscus Margaritas

I have a serious craving for blood oranges during the winter months. I love them as snacks, on desserts, and in salads. In honor of National Margarita Day, I decided to share my love for blood oranges and make some yummy blood orange hibiscus lime margaritas. 

This margarita recipe is a little different than your traditional margarita because it uses fresh blood orange juice and hibiscus-lime soda. The hibiscus adds a floral essence to the traditional margarita. The sweet and tart flavors are perfect for any occasion. Check out the recipe below. 

Blood Orange Hibiscus Margarita

Ingredients

2 ounces el Jimador silver tequila

1/2 Triple Sec

Four blood oranges, squeezed 

Two limes, squeezed

1 tsp simple syrup 

A splash of hibiscus lime soda ( preferred brand Joai)

Instructions

In a shaker filled with ice, add ingredients. Pour into a glass rimmed with salt (optional). Garnish with a lime or blood orange. 

*Tequila for this recipe was provided by el Jimador

 

Raspberry Lemonade Beer Cocktail

Happy Cinco de Mayo! I hope you are planning to celebrate with friends. Tonight I am staying in but I’m looking forward to enjoying my slow cooker chicken fajitas. Cinco de Mayo wouldn’t be Cinco de Mayo without some delicious cocktails. Thanks to the team at Desperados Beer, I’ve created this refreshing cocktail recipe based on a recipe I found from Rachael RayDesperados Beer is a tequila barrel-aged lager. The lemonade gives the drink a feminine touch. 

What are your plans for cinco de mayo? 

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Raspberry Lemonade Beer Cocktail  

  Raspberry Lemonade Beer Cocktail   
Raspberry Lemonade Beer Cocktail  

Raspberry Lemonade Beer Cocktail 

Ingredients

2 12 Bottles of Desperados Beer

1 frozen raspberry lemonade concentrate

3/4 cup vodka

1 lime, sliced

Instructions 
In a large pitcher, stir all ingredients together. Chill for 1 hour in the refrigerator and serve over ice. 

Disclosure: All alcohol was provided by Desperados.

Green Apple Ginger Juice


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I’ve been wanting a juicer for a while now, it was the last household appliance I needed for my condo. Last week, I was browsing through Macy’s and stumbled upon a juicer on clearance. With extreme markdowns and a gift card, I walked away with my first juicer for $25. I’m still in shock!

Juicing is a great way to get your daily vitamins and greens in while on the go. So this weekend, I decided to test it out by creating my first juice recipe. 

Green Apple Ginger Juice
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Ingredients
  1. 4 green apples, sliced and cored
  2. 3 stalks of kale
  3. A handful of spinach
  4. 3 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled
  5. 1 lemon, peeled
  6. 1 sprig of mint
  7. 1 teaspoon of honey (optional)
Instructions
  1. Feed apples, kale, spinach, ginger, mint, and lemon through juicer. Stir and add honey. Serve in tall glass over ice.
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 Do you own a juicer? What’s your favorite juice recipe?

The Dark & Stormy Cocktail

A few weeks ago, I discovered my new signature cocktail, the Dark & Stormy. It’s an old island favorite from Bermuda, made with ginger beer, rum, and a splash of lime juice. I created my own version of the drink by swapping out the ginger beer with ginger ale and adding a little agave nectar. The spicy and sweet combination of the rum and the ginger together make for the perfect evening cocktail. 

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The Dark & Stormy
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Ingredients
  1. 4 oz of dark rum
  2. 1 lime, squeezed
  3. Ginger ale
  4. 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  5. 2 highball glasses
Instructions
  1. Add 2 oz of rum, lime, ginger ale, and agave nectar to each highball glasses. Stir together. Fill with ice and serve immediately. A garnish of lime is optional.
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Guest Post: Mango Mojitos by Your Southern Peach

Image Credit: Left: Photo Taken by Your Southern Peach, Right: Delia’s

Hi friends!  My name’s Amy and I want to thank Jewel for allowing me to guest blog here today at Eat.Drink.Shop.Love.  When we were discussing possible topics, I was thrilled when Jewel asked me to share a cocktail with you.  On my personal blog, Your Southern Peach, I post mostly food recipes so creating and photographing this cocktail was a lot of fun for me.  I admit, I’ve been testing and sampling this recipe a lot this past week and I’ve enjoyed every sip of it!

I love trying new things and have been experimenting a lot with mangos lately.  I wanted to find a way to incorporate this exotic fruit into a refreshing cocktail and  immediately I thought of the classic mojito.  My mango mojito recipe is a tropical twist on the classic Cuban drink.  It’s fun, fresh and perfect for a Spring gathering.  So turn up some great tunes, put on a flirty dress and mix up a few of these mango mojitos!

Ingredients

2 limes, juiced (1 oz.)

1 mango, peeled, cubed and pureed (makes about 4 oz. puree)

10 mint leaves

4 oz. Rum

3 oz. Club Soda

Crushed Ice

How to Prepare:

In a small glass, juice two limes.  Next, place the mint leaves in the lime juice and gently muddle the leaves to release the mint’s essential oils.  (I used the handle of a wooden spoon.)  In a small pitcher combine the mango puree with the lime and mint mixture.  Add rum and club soda. Mix well and serve over crushed ice.  Garnish with mint or lime wedges and enjoy!

Makes about 1 1/2 cups

Thanks so much to Amy from Your Southern Peach for Guest Blogging Today!

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