Happy Wednesday! Are you busy with your big holiday preparations? Got the grill ready, have a spare propane tank or bag of charcoal? Pie dough chilling in the fridge? Know where to get ice tomorrow for the cooler?
Most folks usually have their entire menu already set by now. But if you have room on your list for one or two new drink recipes to try, I thought I’d tempt you with these.
First up, a favorite in my house ever since I first saw it here on Tasty Kitchen and started making it: a Fresh Margarita from TK member Charlotte of The High Falutin’ Duck. Let me confess something: I’m a wimp when it comes to drinks. Embarrassingly wimpy. But this? Oh my goodness. Everyone I’ve served this to has said it’s the best margarita they’ve ever had. It’s quite potent, so resist the urge to gulp it down. If there is a margarita lover in your life, make this and blow them away.
If you prefer something creamy and sinful-tasting in a chocolaty way, try this great twist on a campfire favorite: S’mores Martini from Anita of Hungry Couple. Chocolate, creme de cacao, cream, roasted marshmallows, graham crackers … it’ll take you back to your childhood while making you feel very, very grateful you’re an adult and above the legal drinking age.
Whatever you’re planning for libations, here’s hoping you have a fun—and safe!—holiday!
A refreshing cocktail made with fresh ingredients (no high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors or flavorings here!).
- ½ cups Tequila
- ¼ cups Orange Liqueur
- ½ cups Lime Juice, Fresh Squeezed
- ¼ cups Orange Juice, Fresh Squeezed
- 2 teaspoons Agave Nectar
- 1 dash Salt
Note: 100% agave tequila is strongly recommended (I use Camarena).
Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake for 2 minutes. Pour into glasses over fresh ice.
An adult treat with all the flavor of the classic campfire dessert!
- 1 whole Graham Cracker
- 1 ounce, weight Chocolate, Melted
- 2 ounces, fluid Marshmallow Vodka
- 1 ounce, fluid Chocolate Liqueur
- 1 ounce, fluid Creme De Cacao
- 2 ounces, fluid Cream Or Half-and-Half
- 3 whole Marshmallows
Crush the graham cracker into a shallow bowl using your hands. It’s okay if there are some chunkier pieces. Place the chocolate into a second shallow bowl and microwave for a few seconds until melted. Dip the rim of a martini glass into the chocolate and then into the graham cracker pieces. Refrigerate for a few minutes to set.
Add the marshmallow vodka, chocolate liqueur, creme de cacao and cream to a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice, shake well and pour into the prepared glass. Spear the marshmallows on the end of a skewer or long fork and hold over an open flame for a couple of seconds until the ends get toasted. Thread them onto a cocktail pick and garnish the drink.