HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO!
HURRY UP DIAMONDS! Go grab your most treasured margarita glass and come make this beautiful blue margarita with me! This is my first margarita recipe on this blog ever, and I’m so freaking ecstatic because it turned out immaculate! The color is super pleasing to the eye, it’s extremely refreshing to the palate, and incredibly tasty, yet slightly tart on the tongue. A traditional margarita uses fresh lime juice, but I had a huge, bright and gorgeous lemon in my fridge so i just couldn’t help myself. As you can see the rim of the glass is not lined with salt or sugar either, which is also not the authentic way of doing things. However, there are countless recipes on all of those marvelous margaritas throughout the internet, so I figured why not give you my version of one! I am not a fan at all of rimming my cocktails with anything unless its dessert forward, of course. Although, if that’s your thang then you’re welcome to it, but more then anything I wanted to show off that beautiful almost “stained glass” colored marbling. I got a set of these glasses many years ago when I knew I wanted to kick start this website at Pier One. It was one of my favorite stores to get all of my kitchen supplies, and utensils until they began to close most of their establishments. I do know that they still have an online store. What I am not aware of is if these glasses would still be available or not, but if you’re lucky enough to find them somewhere, do yourself a favor and GET THEM! They’re seriously such a stunning piece to own.
Since there was shades of blue in the rim of the cocktail glass that really caught my eye I knew the drink that I created would be a certain color of blue as well. It’s always a stunning shade, especially for celebrating Cino De Mayo!
You Diamonds know the first step to creating one of my cocktails:
- 1. Rinse and freeze the glass for ten minutes! I do this every. single. time.
- 2. Then, add crushed ice 1/2 way through the glass.
- 3. Lay a slice of lemon on top of the ice.
- 4. For fun, I sprinkled some green sugar sprinkles over the lemon slice so that it would adhere to it.
In a shaker glass:
- Muddle a handful of blueberries.
- 1oz. of freshly squeezed lemon juice.
- 1 1/2 oz. of blue raspberry liquor.
- 1oz. of blanco Tequila.
- A drizzle of honey.
Shake it up!
- Pour that mixture over the lemon and ice.
- Top with sparkling lemon water.