My sister Marianne won 4 tickets to the Comedy Strip Live in NYC during the summer. The summer is always busy for everyone, vacations, BBQs’, days at the beach and lots of weddings and showers. We finally agreed on last Saturday, met for dinner and then drove to 82 Street and Second Ave to enjoy the show. There was a minimum 2 drink policy and this is what we ordered, It was so refeshing and went perfect with the chili cheese nacho plate we shared.
2 Oz Patron Tequila
1 Oz Orange liqueur (always prefer cointreau, but a simple triple sec is good enough)
Juice of 1 lime or lemon (we always prefer limes!) – extra slices for garnish
Salt or no salt around glass rim- up to you
8 Ice cubes or crushed ice
Friends, family, sharing, laughing and sometimes crying. Truly it’s what life is all about.
Categories: Family · recipe
Here is a fun and easy recipe for cool fresh flavor treats for kids and adults:
Mint Julep Sticks
In a sauce pan combine 1 1/3 cups sugar with 2 1/2 cups cold water. Heat stirring constantly, until the sugar melts. Bring to a boil for 1-2 minutes, remove from the heat and stir in 4 Tbsp. finely chopped mint leaves. Set aside to cool. Strain and pour mixture into ice-pop molds (you can use silicone mini-muffin pan or small paper cups). Insert an ice-pop stick into each and freeze for 3-4 hours or until solid.
For grown up treat add 1 Tbsp bourbon to the mixture before pouring into the ice-pop molds. Cheers!
Tagged: cocktail, herbs
The wine and blackberries in this cocktail are rich in antioxidants, while the vitamin C in the fruit helps to fight wrinkles. I made this with canned pineapple and it was great!!!
Skin Saving Sangria
Makes 1 (64-oz) pitcher
1 bottle Pinot Noir
4 oz Tequila (agave plant base)
4 oz peach nectar
2 cups orange/pineapple juice
2-3 plums – cut up
1 whole pineapple – cut up
2.6 oz cartons black berries
2-3 oranges = sliced
Fill large pitcher with ice and cut up fruit and berries. Pour in bottle of wine. Add tequila and peach purée. Add orange/pineapple juice., Garnish with orange slice and serve.
You look marvelous!
Tagged: cocktail, dr oz
Every year I watch the Kentucky Derby on tv. I will watch the show leading up to the race , enjoy looking at the surroundings, the fashion and the jockeys and horses. Each one so beautiful in their own right – good clean fun in the comfort of my living room. This year while noshing on some goodies, I will be trying a new cocktail drink , something light , a spritzer.
Lychee-Mint Spritzer – serves 2
Muddle 8 mint leaves with 2 teaspoons sugar in a cocktail shaker. Add 4 canned lychees, 1/4 cup syrup from the can, 3 ounces vodka and a squeeze of lime juice; shake with ice. Strain into 2 ice-filled glasses; top with seltzer. Repeat to make more drinks. Garnish with mint and lime.
Putting my money on a filly!!
Categories: recipe · Time of the Season