Margarita of the Month: December 2014 – Raspberry Margarita

December 31, 2014

 

Raspberry Margarita

Raspberry Margarita

Recently Miss Bonnie & I (along with her Parental Units, Mamma Ginny and Papa Harry, a real-live Disney Princess/Disney Legend, a real-live WWE Superstar and several hundred of our closest DIS buddies) took a week-long cruise on the Disney Magic for our anniversary. As is our want, we took several beverage seminars while on-board (and yes, I promise a post discussing them…) and one was (big shock here!) a tequila/margarita tasting…

One of the drinks we were served there was a very nice raspberry margarita, so I decided to re-create it and the (also very nice) results are here for you to try!

Raspberry Margarita

2 Tbl  Silver Tequila

1 Tbl  Grand Marnier (or other orange liqueur of choice)

1 Tbl  Fresh Sour Mix (2 parts fresh lemon juice to 1 part simple syrup)

1 Tbl  Raspberry Puree (like the kind you make in a blender at home… see note below)

2 tsp Agave Syrup (or Simple Syrup)

Salt or Sugar for rim of glass if desired

Whole fresh Raspberry for garnish if desired

Raspberry Margarita

Raspberry Margarita

Moisten the rim of your glass(es) and salt or sugar the rim if desired and set aside.

Put all the ingredients (except the garnish) into your shaker and add lotsa ice… shake well until the outside of the shaker gets all cold and frosty.

Strain into the prepared glasses and garnish as you like.

This makes one pretty stuff & real good sized beverage (or two more dainty-sized ones). If you want to drink more than one or two without falling down you can actually cut back on the booze a bit (yes, I said it) – take the tequila down to 1 or 1 1/2 ounces and cut the orange liqueur proportionally while keeping the rest of the ingredients the same.

For the raspberry puree you can take fresh berries (or frozen would be fine if your can’t find nice fresh ones) and throw into a blender – you may need to add a spoonful or two of water to get things going – and whirl up until good & smooth. While you’re doing this you have to sing “Raspberry Puree, like the kind you make in a blender at home…” to the tune of Prince’s “Raspberry Beret”… I dare you not to think of that song now…

You may want to adjust the amount of sweetener (agave, etc.) up or down a bit to your taste. Other berry/fruit purees would also work just as well in this concoction in place of the raspberry.

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

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

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