With Cinco de Mayo coming up this Friday, I thought it would be fun to share a cocktail recipe with you today. That will give you a few more days to gather ingredients and whip these up over the weekend.
I don't drink hard alcohol very often, I'm more of a beer and wine girl myself. But in the summer I do enjoy a good margarita on a warm day. I think because it reminds me of vacation, and who doesn't love that?!
I'm no mixologist, but I thought it would be fun to get my creative juices flowing and try my best to create a fun tequila cocktail to share with our friends this weekend. I love drinks that incorporate fresh fruit, so I thought muddled blackberries and lime would be a good place to start. Throw in some fresh squeezed orange juice, simple syrup and tequila and you've got a pretty refreshing cocktail! I had planned to muddle mint with the blackberries, but forgot, whoops. And then it tasted so good, I didn't want to fuss the recipe so mint garnish it was!
BLACKBERRY ORANGE MARGARITA
3 fresh blackberries (plus 2 more to garnish)
4 ounces fresh squeezed orange juice
1 1/2 ounces tequila blanco
2 ounce fresh lime juice
splash simple syrup
garnish with a sprig of mint, lime & blackberries
Muddle blackberries in a cocktail shaker. Add orange juice, tequila, simple syrup and lime juice. Shake with ice until mixture starts to get frothy, about 10 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a salted rim, blackberries, mint & lime wedge.
Makes 1 cocktail
I'm so happy to be back to blogging. After a rough day at the office I came home to work on this post yesterday, and styling the photos completely transformed my mood. Is that weird that styling photos brings me joy? lol
I hope you all enjoy, cheers!