Drink Of The Month – 10 Awesome Margaritas

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Time to bust out the blender and get those margaritas flowin’! Instead of sharing the same old, safe recipes that we grown to love – like strawberry, lime, pomegranate (yum!) I wanted to bring you an array of unique and new margaritas flavors to try!

1 – Green Tea Margarita

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2 – Lavender Margarita

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3 – Beet-arita

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4 – Avocado Margarita

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5 – Champagne Margarita

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6 – Spicy Cucumber Margarita

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7 – Kiwi Margarita

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8 – Chili Lime Mango Margarita

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9 – Beer-garita

BEER-MARGARITAS

10 – Grapefruit Jalapeno Margarita

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Stay Inspired!

nicole longendyke

The Summertime Smash

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I found this great post and tasty recipe over at Five O’Clock Cocktails that I just had to share with you! Cheers!!

The following post is sponsored by Frangelico. Cocktail name, development, recipe and photography are completely my own. Check out Frangelico online and follow them on Facebook for more exciting recipes.

Is it summer finally? Are we there yet, Mother Nature?

Up here in the tundra Montreal, the warm weather has been *such* a tease lately. We’ve had one of those springs where two days of delightful, sun-dappled, sleeve-shedding weather are followed by a near-week of chilly, damp, Debbie Downer-weather.

At times like this, I find that crafting a pre-emptively summery cocktail helps. It’s like a rainsundance for fanciful imbibers like us! (Here in French Canada, we might call it a bellwether for belle weather! *har*har*snort!)

Now, a lot of you know me. You know I can’t resist the occasional chortle-inducing pun (see above), just as you know that my usual summer-sippin’ routine calls for juleps, juleps, juleps and juleps.

A julep’s got most everything I look for in a summertime cocktail. The crushed ice keeps the drink colder, longer and the mint’s cooling and refreshing. But the bourbon — can I do one better on the bourbon? I love (read: luuurrrve) bourbon’s languid sweetness, but how about lightening up its syrupy-ness with some more playful flavors, a little tartness and an unexpected grace note or two three: A hint of nuttiness, a whiff of vanilla, a certain je ne sais noisette? (p.s. Bonus points if I can do all this without glopping on a ton of calories. What up, bathing suit?)

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To make the Summertime Smash, I improved upon (if I do say so myself) the julep by halving the bourbon and replacing it with Frangelico. The hazelnut-flavored liqueur, more delicate in flavor and body, makes for a …read more

Via: The Summertime Smash

5 Virgin Mojito Recipes

photo courtesy of WikiHow.com

photo courtesy of WikiHow.com

It’s always a good idea to serve a fun, non-alcoholic cocktail at your party.  Drivers and those who want a break from drinking still want flavor and fun, they just don’t want to end up getting drunk.   At summer parties, or even end-of-summer parties, a mojito is super-refreshing.  Here’s a list of links to some great recipes for virgin mojitos – that taste as good as the original without the kick.

I ended up making my own version based on a delicious one (okay, two) I had in London, and I will share that with photos in another post… stay tuned!

From WikiHow and the image above:  

From the Blue Owl in NYC via Food & Wine:  Virgin Mojito

From Difford’s Guide: Apple Virgin Mojito (Mocktail)

From Celebrations.com: Sweet and Tangy Spinach Mamajito

From Babyzone via Offbeat Bride: Mock Mojito