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Classic Ricky

This is a super simple cocktail. With the rich orange flavor of Cointreau, balanced with tart lime or lemon juice, and topped off with some sparkling water, it’s a great holiday drink to serve!

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Ingredients

  • 2 oz Cointreau
  • 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 4 oz Club Soda

Directions

  • Pour Cointreau and fresh lime juice into a glass and add ice.
  • Top with club soda and stir.
  • Garnish with a lime and orange zest.

Thanks Cointreau for the recipes and bartending tips!

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Cucumber-Jalapeño Agua Fresca

Here’s another refreshing Agua Fresca recipe, adding to the collection of cool drinks including previously posted: Horchata and Honeydew Lemongrass Agua Fresca.

If you like cucumber, you will love this drink!

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Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups water, divided
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, seeded, to taste
  • 2 large cucumbers, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Ice, for serving

Preparation

  • Combine 1/4 cup water and sugar in a saucepan; simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and add mint and jalapeño. Cover and steep for 15 minutes; strain.
  • Blend together cucumbers, lime juice and remaining water. Add sugar syrup, to taste. Strain and serve over ice.

Thanks PCC Natural Markets for the inspiration!

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Strawberry Margarita

Like a classic margarita? Here you take the best of the Classic Margarita, add some Strawberry Granita, and there you go – a wonderful summer drink! Perfect combo when strawberries are ripe and in season.

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Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Tequila (Patron Silver. It’s worth it!)
  • 1 oz. Triple Sec
  • 1 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 oz. Strawberry Granita
  • Lime wedges for garnish
  • Ice

Directions

  • Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice
  • Shake up and strain into a glass filled with ice
  • Garnish with lime wedge

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Rhubarb Ginger Fizz Spritzer

OK, we’ve had the best winter ever this year in Seattle and spring is in full bloom. This means that my rhubarb is also well under way. The young stalks are crisp and tender and perfect for rhubarb recipes. You could make this as a refreshing drink or add a shot of gin or vodka and make it a spritzer. Either way, this would be amazing on a hot summer day.. or any day really!

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Ingredients

  • 4 stalks of rhubarb, roughly chopped
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3 Tbsp honey or agave (or the original recipe called for 3/4 sugar)
  • Limes
  • Sparkling or still water, to serve

Directions

  • Combine the rhubarb, ginger, water and sweetener in a medium pot. Bring to the boil, reduce heat, partially cover with a lid and simmer for 12-15 minutes, until the rhubarb is soft. Remove from heat and cool.
  • Strain the mixture through a fine sieve set over a bowl, using a spoon to press down and extract as much liquid as possible.
  • You should end up with just under 2 cups of syrup. Chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  • Slice limes into thin rounds and set aside. Pour a little syrup into each glass, add a splash of lime juice and top up with sparkling or still water, adding ice if desired. Garnish with a slice of lime and serve.

Thanks for the inspiration MyDarlingLemonThyme!

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Spicy Cilantro Pineapple Margarita

A variation of the Perfect Margarita – with spicy jalapenos, sweet pineapple juice and chopped cilantro!

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Ingredients

  • 1 oz. Lime juice
  • 1 oz. Triple Sec
  • 1 oz. Pineapple juice (fresh or from a can)
  • 2 oz. Tequila (something good like Patron)
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Jalapeno pepper, a couple of slices, chopped

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Perfect Margarita

So simple, so perfect.. Forget heavy margarita mixes with dye and sugars, this is a basic and made from scratch recipe. This is the best margarita recipe we’ve tried and shared with friends. So far, it’s a winner! Tequila, tart lime juice and sweet triple sec are shaken and chilled to perfection! Paleo? Umm… not really. But some claims tequila as the purest alcohol (it’s made from agave) and if you have to drink something, then go with tequila. Call it paleo’ish and say cheers! 🙂

Great with tortilla chips and guacamole!

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Ingredients

  • 2 oz. Tequila (like Patron. It’s worth it!)
  • 1 oz. Triple Sec
  • 1 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
  • Ice
  • Salt for glass (optional)

Directions

  • Salt the rims of glasses if desired. To do so, pour salt onto a small plate, rub the rims of the glasses with lime and press them into the salt.
  • Put all ingredients in a shaker with ice
  • Shake up and strain into a glass

 

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