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Grapefruit Jalapeno Margarita

Grapefruit Jalapeno Margarita

Just two more days an we’ve officially made it to another Friday and you all can make these delicious margaritas. Or just make them tonight, or right now. Judgement free zone.

These margaritas were apart of my taco & tequila bar this previous Friday. They were a big hit (for those who can handle some spice)… I didn’t seed the jalapenos. It truly wasn’t an over powering spice, it was a very nice kick to compliment the acidity and tartness of the Grapefruit juice.

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Also, I’m a little late (and by a little I mean waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay late) on buying Adele’s new CD…. Yes, I know. I wasn’t lying when I said “by a little I mean way late”…. But honestly, I cannot stop listening to it. Oh, and the new-ish Lumineers’ song Ophelia…. I have that, Adele’s album and a handful of other songs on repeat.

That guac in the photo? You can find the recipe over at my latest Weekend Bites.

Let’s get back to what is actually important though- these margaritas. Below you’ll find the printable recipe for these delicious Grapefruit Jalapeno Margaritas!

Grapefruit Jalapeno Margarita

Yield: 1 Large Pitcher

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Tequila
  • 3 cups Grapefruit Juice
  • 2 cups Tonic Water
  • 1 Jalapeno, sliced
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Infused Water Ideas

Infused Water Ideas

Let’s all face it- drinking water could get flat out boring. Sometimes you crave that Diet Pepsi (or whatever pop you drink) or that sugary juice you have in the fridge. You want to switch it up! I get it! We have all been there.

This post has three of my favorite infused water ideas. What I like to do, after I was inspired by my long-time best friend and her family (hayyyyy Trams!!!!) is fill a pitcher with various fruits/herbs and keep on refilling that throughout the day with water. I keep it sitting out on the counter. The infused water is just there staring at you- and it looks so good you can’t help but to continue to refill your glass. Next thing you know, you’re the most hydrated person in town.

First is a citrus & mint infused water. There is no way you should get sick after drinking this infused water…. so much Vitamin C!!!! Throw that Emergen-C garbage out right now, and drink this! I’m telling ya. It is so tasty, and the mint is a great additional flavor. The mint is necessary so the water isn’t over-powered with citrus flavor. I added in 1/2 lemon, 1/2 lime, 1/4 grapefruit, 1/2 orange and 1 handful mint.

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Second is lime, cucumber & mint. This one was my mom’s favorite. It was very refreshing. I would suggest muddling or twisting the mint leaves before putting them in the water. This extracts the flavor more than simply putting the mint leaves in the water. For this water, peel and slice 1/2 a cucumber, squeeze 1/2 lime, and muddle 1 handful of mint.

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The third one is Strawberry Orange. For this one, I used frozen strawberries. This really gave the water  a strong taste of strawberry. The strawberries defrosted in the water, which is why there was such a prominent strawberry flavor. I am not complaining though. I really enjoyed the strong flavor. For this water, I squeezed 1 orange and put in 1 c. frozen strawberries.

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These infused waters are great for anyone, especially those people who New Years Resolutions were to give up sugary drinks, pop and/or just drink more water!

 

Holiday Sangria

Holiday Sangria

I made champagne cupcakes, you’ll see the recipe posted a little later, and had almost an entire bottle of champagne left. You cannot waste champagne, that should just be flat out illegal. I searched Pinterest and the internet for champagne sangria’s, and found some decent recipes. What better to make than a festive holiday sangria?!

I decided that I would ultimately combine my almost full bottle of champagne with a bottle of Pinot Grigio (my favorite white wine), cut up an orange, a granny smith apple, rosemary, and throw in some cranberries (for look).

I had done just that, tasted it, it was very very good. But nottttt quite good enough, so I added in 2 shots of Triple Sec. That really brought out the orange flavor, along with the freshly sliced orange. I had also realized “Holy sh*t, this is deadly, I need something non-alcoholic to diffuse it.” So, I added in roughly 2-3 cups of diet tonic water. I didn’t want anything with flavor, and I didn’t want anything non-carbonated. I was worried if I put something non-carbonated, then the texture of the drink would just be as if it were supposed to be carbonated, but someone left the cap off for a week. Nobody likes that texture in a drink- who likes flat pop?? I mean, really.

I brought this to a holiday party, and people were liking it. I suggest however, that you should double this recipe if you are making it for a large party. Myself and a few other girls were drinking it, and the pitcher ran out quickly. If you want to make this for larger holiday parties, I highly suggest doubling this. If you have left over sangria, who cares?!

Garnish with an orange slice and a sprig of Rosemary, and enjoy!!

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Below is the printable recipe! P.S The fruit is yummy to snack on once the sangria is gone

Holiday Sangria

1 large pitcher

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle Champagne, I use Korbel Extra Dry
  • 1 bottle White Wine, I used Francis Coppola Pinot Grigio
  • 2 oz. Triple Sec
  • 2-3 c. Diet Tonic Water, or regular works too
  • 1 Orange, sliced
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple, diced
  • 2 c. Cranberries
  • 2-3 sprigs Rosemary

Instructions

  • In a large pitcher, dump in your fruit (orange, apple, cranberries) and your rosemary.
  • Next, pour in your champagne, wine, triple sec, and diet tonic water.
  • Let it sit for at least a few hours
  • Enjoy!
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