Margarita

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April 19, 2017

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August 12, 2016

TGIF: Frozen Jalapeno Margarita Recipe

Treat yourself to an afternoon drink just in time for the weekend. One of our favourite cocktails is a classic margarita, but this frozen jalapeno version is just as good (if not better!). Feel free to add some of your favourite sweet fruits into the mix, such as mango and strawberry.

RELATED: Sour Green Margarita Recipe

Ingredients

3/4 cup tequila

2 jalapenos

1/3 cup Triple sec

1/3 cup lime juice

1/3 cup lemon juice

2 cups ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Chop the jalapenos and infuse them in the tequila for 30-40 minutes. Combine all the rest of the ingredients (with ice), then blend until smooth.
  2. Rim glasses with salt, then pour in the mixture. Serve with jalapeno rounds and chilli flakes for an extra kick!

Image via Heather Christo

September 18, 2015

TGIF: 7 Delicious Prosecco Cocktails

Cool-off this summer with a delicious wine cocktail made from a dry sparkling called prosecco. It makes for the perfect basis of a cocktail because it blends smoothly, has a light texture and is best served cold. Try some of our favourite prosecco cocktails below and/or experiment with your own!

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Cranberry and orange

Enjoy a chilled cocktail of fresh orange juice and cranberries mixed with ice-cold prosecco. Serve with a wedge of orange.

7 Delicious Prosecco Cocktails

Gin and elderflower

Mix a shot of gin with prosecco and a dash of ginger for tasty evening cocktail. Garnish with a wedge of lime and rim the glass with salt.

7 Delicious Prosecco Cocktails

Strawberry and prosecco sangria

Use dry, white prosecco in your favourite sangria recipe – it tastes so amazing! Serve with slices of strawberry and lemon.

7 Delicious Prosecco Cocktails

Limoncello and raspberry cooler

Use limoncello as a mixer alongside your prosecco for a super-sweet afternoon beverage. Add some fresh raspberries and mint before serving.

7 Delicious Prosecco Cocktails

Pineapple and mint

Make your own fresh pineapple juice and garnish with mint before adding some prosecco to taste!

7 Delicious Prosecco Cocktails

Watermelon and mint

Juice some watermelon, add some crushed ice and season with mint for this light and tasty prosecco cocktail.

7 Delicious Prosecco Cocktails

Prosecco margarita

We’ve saved the best until last! This is a modern take to a classic margarita recipe. Just swap the tequila with chilled prosecco.

7 Delicious Prosecco Cocktails

Images via The Comfort of Cooking, Garnish With Lemon, Little Leopard Book, Food Fashion and Fun, A Farm Girls Dabbles, 17 Apart

July 31, 2015

7 Summer Cocktails Every Party Needs

Who doesn’t love sipping on a super-cool cocktail in the balmy summer weather? Spruce up your skills and try these delicious beverages which are sure to be a hit at any summer get-together.

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Mojito

There’s nothing more summery than a cool mojito, especially since it tastes so crisp and fresh. Use fresh mint straight from the garden for that authentic taste – yum!

7 Summer Cocktails Every Party Needs

Bellini

Enjoy a fruity bellini made with crushed ice and frozen strawberries for extra flavour. Keep a pack in the fridge and don’t forget to mix and match with blueberries and raspberries for a truly unique taste.

7 Summer Cocktails Every Party Needs

Pimms

Round up all your favourite fruits with a pitcher of Pimms for the entire party. This is the perfect drink to share since it’s so tasty!

7 Summer Cocktails Every Party Needs

Margarita

Bring a new twist to a classic margarita by incorporating some seasonal summer cocktails into the mix. Our favourite has to be watermelon since it’s cool and fresh on a hot day.

7 Summer Cocktails Every Party Needs

Long Island Ice Tea

Who doesn’t love the taste of a Long Island? Make this one into a punch for the entire party to enjoy and make sure to finish off with a glazed cherry.

7 Summer Cocktails Every Party Needs

Mimosa

Enjoy an ice-cold Mimosa which is perfect for those who prefer something light and crisp to begin the evening.

7 Summer Cocktails Every Party Needs

Piña Colada

A delicious Piña Colada is a summertime staple since it combines a fruity pineapple taste with a dash of dry rum.

7 Summer Cocktails Every Party Needs

Images via Laurie Evans, Today, The Glitter Guide, Damn Delicious, Spiced Blog

July 25, 2015

TGIF: Sour Green Apple Margarita Recipe

Who can deny a delicious margarita recipe? With the weekend just around the corner, indulge in a delicious sour-green apple margarita which is super easy to achieve.

If you don’t enjoy the taste of green apples, feel free to use some sweeter varieties instead.

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Ingredients

30ml white tequila

30ml vodka

2 green apples (peeled and cored)

2 limes

30ml sugar syrup

4 tablespoons cloudy apple juice

1 green chilli (optional)

Ice cubes

Method

  1. To make the syrup, bring 1/2 cup of sugar into a saucepan and bring it to a slow boil. Make sure all of the sugar has been boiled by continuously stirring the mixture together. Allow it to cool before preparing the rest of the cocktails.
  2. Place the chopped and cored apples into a food processor, with the juice of one lime. Mix well until you form a fine pulp, then transfer to a cocktail shaker.
  3. Now add the tequila, vodka, remaining lime juice, sugar syrup and ice into a cocktail shaker. If you don’t have a cocktail shaker, simply use 2 glasses to finely shake the mixture.
  4. Pour into glasses and add 2-3 fine slices of chilli if you want your drink to have a little more body.

Image and Recipe via What Katie Ate

July 24, 2015

TGIF Chamomile Margarita Recipe

This Friday afternoon indulgence is perfect as a pick-me-up and calm-me-down all at the same time. Tea lovers will be especially fond of it!

Ingredients

4 chamomile tea bags

1 cup caster sugar

1 cup water

Juice of 1 lemon

1 ½ shots Tequila Blu

45ml chamomile simple syrup (mix of equal parts sugar and chamomile tea)

You will also need

½ cup salt (to rim glasses)

1 lemon cut into wedges (to garnish)

Method

  1. To make chamomile simple syrup: Mix 1 part sugar and 1 part water in a saucepan over the stove to melt sugar. Once boiled, remove mixture from heat and add 4 chamomile tea bags. Leave these in for approx. 30 mins for tea to steep before refrigerating.
  2.  Rim cocktail glasses in salt by placing salt on a shallow plate, moistening the rim of each glass and dipping in salt.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake until liquid is chilled. Strain into each glass, decorate with fresh lemon wedges and enjoy!
July 10, 2015

TGIF: 4 Delicious Pineapple Cocktail Recipes

Who can resist a tasty pineapple cocktail – especially when the sun comes out to play. Make your own with a few simple ingredients and some of your favourite liqueurs, and don’t forget to invite your friends over, too! The best part? Most of these recipes use 5 ingredients or less, so you won’t be in the kitchen all afternoon.

RELATED: 5 Unique Margarita Cocktails

Pineapple Lime Chelada

Ingredients: 4

Limeade, pineapple (cubed), Mexican beer, Gold tequila

Soak the pineapple and lime wedges in tequila and set for 1 hour or even overnight. This is perfect if you have a little time or your hands and would love to have a really strong flavour in the drink. Blend the fruit, remove the rind, and sprinkle with salt and chilli powder before serving.

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Foaming Pineapple Cocktail

Ingredients: 4

White rum, coconut cream, frozen pineapple juice cubes

Bittercube Jamaican

Combine all of the ingredients and mix well until you have a thin consistency. Pour into a champagne glass and fill to the brim.

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Pineapple Mojito

Ingredients: 5

Pineapple, mint leaves, sugar, white rum, club soda

Place the chopped pineapple, mint leaves and sugar into a cocktail shaker. Mix until it’s combined, then add the ice and lime juice.

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Pineapple Margarita

Ingredients: 4

Tequila, Triple sec/Cointreau, pineapple juice, lime juice

Combine all of the liquids into a large pitcher, then stir to combine. Dip the rim of each glass into the salt, then serve with ice.

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Images via Half Baked Harvest, Stir and Strain, Jelly Toast Blog, The Messy Baker

May 15, 2015

TGIF: 5 Unique Margarita Cocktails

The next time you’re enjoying drinks with friends, impress them with these unique margarita cocktails which are sure to be a hit.

Rather than serving the same old salty margarita, we have searched for some of the most interesting cocktails which not only look good, but taste delicious.

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Basil Jalapeno Margarita

Give your favourite margarita recipe a pop of taste with a pinch of jalapeno pepper! Not only is it ready in under 5 minutes, but it’s perfect for those who love to try new and exciting cocktails. The jalapeno is balanced out with basil and mint leaves which give the cocktail a fresh flavour.

5 Unique Margarita Cocktails

Grapefruit Margarita

Perhaps you’re enjoying a drink with a friend who loves fruity cocktails as opposed to something thick and salty. The grapefruit brings a sweet, fruity element to the cocktail, and is ideal with silver tequila for a smooth taste.

5 Unique Margarita Cocktails

Blood Orange Margarita

Enjoy the sweet raspberry/citrus flavour of a blood orange, combined with a salty margarita. Use just 1/2 cup of blood orange juice, and 1/4 cup of lime juice for a tangy flavour that is out of this world.

5 Unique Margarita Cocktails

Pomegranate Margarita

If you ever get your hands on a fresh pomegranate, then you definitely have to try this one for yourself. Create a syrup with lime and pomegranate juice, then add a pinch of sugar before letting it dissolve. This is the secret weapon to a truly sweet/sour beverage!

5 Unique Margarita Cocktails

Frozen Coconut Pineapple Margarita

It has coconut, pineapple and some silver tequila, this one is bound to be a crowd pleaser! Part-slurpee, part-cocktail, blend the coconut and pineapple pieces with some ice, and serve on a glass rimmed with salt.

5 Unique Margarita Cocktails

Images via What Katie Ate, Eclectic Recipes, Design Love Fest, The Blonde Cook

March 6, 2015

Cocktail Ideas For Beginners

This is pretty fitting for Christmas afternoon. Lunch is over, the oldies are napping or gone home, and the rest of us are keen to party. But the bars are closed so it’s time to put your own bartending skills to the test by recreating some classic cocktails for friends and family. Below are just a few ideas which require 4 ingredients or less.

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Mint Julep

Ingredients: 3

This classic bourbon recipe is infused with mint leaves for a truly fresh flavour. Combine with one tablespoon of simple syrup to create a thick texture, and mix with ice and water if you prefer your drink on the wild-side.

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The Alexander

Ingredients: 4

Anyone who loves the dry taste of gin will love The Alexander – even if you don’t like gin you’re bound to love this drink as well! Combine with a few dark chocolate pieces to infuse the alcohol, then fill a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice cubes. Garnish with fresh strawberry juice or puree for an extra sweet flavour.

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Old Fashioned

Ingredients: 3

One of the classic cocktails born in the early 1800’s, the Old Fashion is still as popular today. Combine your choice of spirit (we recommend whiskey), sugar, and a dash of bitters to complete the drink. A little glazed cherry never hurt!

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Margarita

Ingredients: 4

For the individual who loves their salt, the Margarita is a tasty drink which is super-easy to make. Add tequila, triple sec, and lime juice into a shaker filled with ice. Then simply pour into a cocktail glass rimmed with salt, yum!

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Images via Taste, Food Republic, Chow, Foodie Misadventures

December 25, 2014

TGIF Cocktail Recipe: Watermelon-Jalapeño Margarita

Warmer weather has us preparing for sunny afternoons and balmy nights spent sipping on cocktails with good friends. We say goodbye to winter comfort foods and warming drinks and make way for light, fresh cocktails that scream summer.

RELATED: TGIF Mojito Recipe

For those fond of tequila-based cocktails, or new to them, Tequila Blu shares a new way to mix up your margaritas!

Watermelon-Jalapeño Margarita

Makes 1 jug

Ingredients

8 cups cubed watermelon

1 1/2 cups Tequila Blu

1/2 cup orange liqueur

1/2 cup fresh lime juice

1 cup simple syrup (mix of 1 cup sugar and one cup water)

1 to 2 jalapeno peppers, sliced thinly

Ice

Fresh jalapeno slices and watermelon wedges to garnish

Method

  1. Puree watermelon in blender or food processor (you may have to do this in batches) then pour through a strainer. Discard pulp and seeds.
  2. Combine watermelon liquid, Tequila Blu and rest of ingredients in a large jug.
  3. Cover and chill for one hour (the longer you chill the mix the stronger the jalapeno flavour will be).
  4. Serve over ice.
November 7, 2014

TGIF Cocktail Recipe: Fresh Orange Margarita

Warmer weather has us preparing for sunny afternoons and balmy nights spent sipping on cocktails with good friends. We say goodbye to winter comfort foods and warming drinks and make way for light, fresh cocktails that scream summer.

RELATED: TGIF Mojito Recipe

For those fond of tequila-based cocktails, or new to them, Tequila Blu shares a new way to mix up your margaritas!

Fresh Orange Margarita

Ingredients

1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice*

3 tbsp sugar (preferably a fine sugar like caster sugar)

8 shots premium tequila –we suggest Tequila Blu.

7 shots triple sec or orange liqueur

Garnish with freshly sliced orange.

*For a variation on this recipe substitute the orange juice with blood orange juice

Method

  1. Create an orange syrup by combining orange juice and sugar in a saucepan and simmering on low heat until mixture forms a syrup. Allow to cool.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large jug and serve over ice.
  3. Alternatively, place enough liquid for one cocktail in a shaker with ice; shake and pour into a margarita glass.
October 31, 2014

TGIF Cocktail Recipe: Cucumber And Mint Margaritas

Warmer weather has us preparing for sunny afternoons and balmy nights spent sipping on cocktails with good friends. We say goodbye to winter comfort foods and warming drinks and make way for light, fresh cocktails that scream summer.

RELATED: TGIF Mojito Recipe

For those fond of tequila-based cocktails, or new to them, Tequila Blu shares a new way to mix up your margaritas!

Cucumber and Mint Margarita

Serves 2

Ingredients

1/2 cup chopped cucumber

⅓ cup Tequila Blu

2 tbsp sugar

1/4 lime juice

1/4 cup chopped mint

2 tbsp orange liqueur

6 ice cubes

Garnish with cucumber slices and a salted rim

Method

  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender for one minute.
  2. Pour into two salt-rimmed glasses.
  3. Garnish with slices of fresh cucumber. You can add more ice if the mix is too thin and create a frozen margarita. Tasty!
October 24, 2014

5 Classic Cocktail Recipes

Fashion isn’t the only realm under the influence of Mad Men. The series, set in 1960s Manhattan, has also ushered in a return to traditional drinking tastes. Don Draper and his buddies are rarely seen without a drink in hand – and they like the hard stuff. If you’re looking to impress at your next cocktail party – try these on for style.

Old Fashioned
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Ingredients

1.5oz whiskey

1 sugar cube

2 dashes Angostura bitters

Splash of soda water

1 Maraschino cherry

Orange

Method

Put ice in a tumbler, add ingredients, stir and garnish with an orange slice and/or a maraschino cherry.

Dry Martini
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Ingedients

2.5oz gin

0.5oz dry vermouth

1-3 olives

Method

If you like your martini like 007 – shaken, not stirred – shake the gin and vermouth in a cocktail shaker. Otherwise, just pour them into a martini glass and garnish with olives on a toothpick.

Bloody Mary
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Ingredients

2oz vodka

4oz tomato juice

3-5 dashes of tabasco

2 dashes worcestershire sauce

1/2 lime (juice only)

1 celery stalk

Salt and pepper to taste

Method

Put ice in a tall glass and vodka, tomato juice, worcestershire sauce, lime (or lemon) juice , and tobacco. Add salt and pepper as desired, and garnish with celery stalk.

Margarita
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Ingredients

2oz white tequila

1oz Cointreau

1oz lime juice

Method

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and serve in a cocktail glass with a salted rim.

Negroni
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Ingredients

1oz dry gin

1oz Campari

1oz sweet vermouth

1 orange

Method

Serve straight up or on the rocks, with an orange slice or peel to garnish.

Featured image via sky.com

September 9, 2014

3 Easy Cocktails For Any Occasion

Whether you want to brush-up on your bartender skills, or discover some new and interesting cocktails for the next dinner party, then you’re in the right place. These easy to make cocktails are perfect for a beginner, since they’re super simple to whip-up, but also taste amazing!

Watermelon Bubbly Cocktail

Ideal for those who love to indulge in champagne, and an additional splash of watermelon to keep it sweet and casual.

3 Easy Cocktails For Any Occasion

Ingredients

Champagne

Small watermelon

Lemonade

Mint

Method

  1. Chop up the watermelon into small pieces and make sure to remove the skin. We only want the really sweet centre parts, so feel free to serve the remaining pieces as a side. Tear the mint into bite-size portions.
  2. Now place 1/8th of the watermelon with a handful of mint pieces into a shaker, and add splash of lemonade (3 tablespoons to be precise). Shake it all up until the mixture is consistent and smooth.
  3. Strain the mixture before serving in a champagne glass.

Ginger Sparkler

A contemporary twist on a classic cocktail – feel free to use champagne instead of prosecco if you don’t like the taste.

3 Easy Cocktails For Any Occasion

Ingredients

1 small nub fresh ginger

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup water

Prosecco (or champagne)

Clementine or Satsuma

Method

  1. Start off by simmering 2 teaspoons of shaved ginger, the sugar, and  water until the sugar has completely dissolved. Now strain the entire mixture, and put it aside until it cools down to room temperature.
  2. Drop 1 tablespoon into each glass, then fill the rest with prosecco or a champagne of your choice. Now squeeze a slice of clementine or satsuma into the glass before serving.

Cucumber Lime Margarita

Fancy your margarita with a cool, refreshing taste? The cucumber brings this classic cocktail to life, and tastes lovely with a splash of lime juice.

3 Easy Cocktails For Any Occasion

Ingredients

2 cucumbers (peeled)

30ml silver tequila

30ml fresh lime juice (half a lime)

90ml cucumber juice

Lime and cucumber wedges (garnish)

Method

  1. For the cucumber juice, start off by peeling the skin and juice in your preferred blender or juicer. Now separate the pulp from the juice by using a mesh strainer, and push down with a spoon.
  2. Fill a glass with ice, add the tequila, lime juice and cucumber juice and stir well. Finish off by garnishing the drink with a wedge of cucumber or lime.

Recipes and Images via The Glitter Guide, Tastes Lovely

July 29, 2014