Sunday, June 23, 2013

Shore Heaven

Helloooooo summertime! Our first trip to the shore for this season was a success: good food, fun family, yummy drinks, and a good start on my no tan line wedding dress tan! Mr. Lawyer and I were assigned bar duty for the weekend so it fell on us to organize, restock, and create the cocktail of the day. A Mexican themed dinner was planned so we decided on margaritas. As an added bonus the margarita glasses are gorgeous and need to be used more, I'm completely in love with them and hope to use them a ton this summer.
Enter the Frozen Sunrise Margarita! An all around crowd pleaser for both the sweet and tart taste lovers. I would amp up the tequila next time as the original recipe tasted only like a slightly alcoholic orange julius. We decided to change up the deliver by sticking with the traditional margarita glass and mixing the grenadine with the mix just a tad. The original called for filling a tall tom collins glass and then floating the grenadine down the side of the glass so it pooled at the bottom...but then you're left with a bunch of grenadine at the end of your drink and you don't get to use the sweet margarita glasses.
Frozen Sunrise Margaritas
(Pinterest find! Adapted from
Margarita or coarse sea salt, for rimming glass
1 lime wedge, for rimming glass
1/2 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
1 1/2 cups orange juice
3/4 cup (6 ounces) tequila (I would up this to 1 cup)
2 tablespoons (1 ounce) Cointreau or triple sec
2 tablespoons lime juice
3 cups crushed ice
1/4 cup grenadine
For Garnish:
4 orange slices
4 maraschino cherries
1. Spread a layer of salt in a shallow dish. Run lime wedge around the rims of 4 highball glasses to moisten; dip rims in salt.
2. Place orange juice concentrate, orange juice, tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice in a blender. Add ice and pulse until smooth. 
3. Divide margarita evenly among glasses. Tilt glasses and pour 1 tablespoon grenadine down the side of each drink; grenadine will sink to the bottom and create a sunset effect. Garnish with orange slices and maraschino cherries and serve.
3. Add 1 tablespoon grenadine to the bottom of each margarita glass and then pour in the margarita for a more mixed ombre effect.

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