Margarita of the Month: July

July 16, 2013

Margarita of the Month: July

Raspberry - Mint Margarita

Raspberry – Mint Margarita

With fresh berries being all over the place right now, I picked up some raspberries and mint at my favorite local Publix market and (using inspiration from a recipe in Food & Wine mags iPhone “Cocktails” app) came up with the following recipe. I was quite pleased with the results, so let’s make a margarita, shall we?

Raspberry – Mint Margarita

6 – 8 fresh Raspberries

10 fresh Mint Leaves

1 1/2 ounces Reposado Tequila

1 ounce fresh Lime Juice

1 ounce Simple Syrup (or light Agave Nectar if you prefer)

Add the berries and mint leaves to a cocktail shaker and muddle into a pulp. Add a big handful of ice and the rest of the ingredients and shake well.

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Strain into a pretty glass over some ice.

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Garnish with some fresh mint leaves and whole raspberries if you like, and drink up!

This makes a nice fruity-sweet-summery drink, and it has fresh berries in it, so it has to be healthy, right???

Give this one a try & let everyone know what you think!

Back to the kitchen… and the bar… see you soon!

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