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TGIF: Champagne Margarita Recipe

Ever heard of a champagne margarita before? This delicious cocktail brings the best of both worlds into one drink which is perfect for the holiday season.

Our recipe requires only 7 simple ingredients for yummy drink this summer season, which takes less than 5 minutes to prepare.

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Ingredients

4 tbsp sweetened lime juice

60ml white tequila

60ml triple sec

1 tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice

180ml champagne

1 tbsp raw sugar

1 tbsp granulated sugar

Lime wedges (optional)

Method

  1. Start with the sugared rims, and combine the raw and granulated sugar into a shallow dish. Wet each rim of the glass with a lime wedge, and dip into the sugar to coat.
  2. For the margaritas, fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the sweetened lime juice, tequila, triple sec, fresh lime juice, and champagne. Gently shake until the mixture has combined.
  3. Strain in the glasses, and garnish with a wedge before serving.

Image and Recipe via The Kitchen is My Playground

The Ultimate Bloody Mary Recipe

Whether you had one too many drinks the night before, or simply just need a pick-me-up for the long day ahead, a Bloody Mary is always a good idea.

Make your own at home by following this easy recipe which takes just 10 minutes to prepare (and 1 to drink!)

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Ingredients

2 ounces vodka

2 ounces tomato puree

1/2 ounce lemon juice

1 big dash Worcestershire sauce

2 tsp freshly grated horseradish

3 dashes Tabasco

2 pinches celery salt

1 pinch black pepper

Garnishes

Crab leg (cooked, optional)

Whole shrimp (cooked, optional)

Bacon

Celery stick

Lemon wedge

Pickled greens

Caper berries

Cherry tomatoes

Mini sweet peppers

Cornichons

Black lava salt for rim

Method

  1. Combine all of the cocktail ingredients into a shaker, and fill with ice. Shake for 10 seconds before emptying the entire contents into a pint glass.
  2. Decorate the glass with black lava salt on the rim for extra flavour.
  3. Then simply add as many garnishes as possible!

Image and Recipe courtesy of Honestly Yum