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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Hot weather and cool Mexican drinks!

Wow! The weather is really heating up and I just finished mowing my lawn. I need something cold and refreshing! So, I'm sitting here with a glass of tap water trying to decide which drink I want to make to quench my thirst.

I could whip up a pitcher of sangria. But I'm home alone right now and the odds are good that I'd drink most of it myself and be too inebriated to make dinner later.

Or, I could make a Cranberry Margarita. That would be nice and refreshing and if I make just one I'll still get some more work done before the day is gone. Yep - I think that's what I'll do.

Gotta go - there's a cranberry margarita calling my name. are the recipes:


8 oz apple juice
8 oz orange nectar
2 oz Triple Sec or other orange liqueur
24 oz red wine
Fruit (lemon, orange, strawberries, cherries – as desired)
Juice of 1 lime
Juice of 1 orange

Mix all ingredients together in a large pitcher and serve over ice in a tall glass.

Cranberry Margarita

2 lemon slices
granulated sugar
1 1/2 oz tequila
1 oz orange liqueur
1/2 oz fresh lemon juice
2 oz cranberry juice

Lay the sugar out on flat saucer or plate.

Rub the outside rim of a margarita glass with 1 lemon slice and roll the outside of the glass rim in the sugar.

Combine the tequila, orange liqueur, lemon and cranberry juice with ice and shake in a cocktail shaker. Strain drink into margarita glass.

Garnish with lemon slice.

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  • At 4:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Why don't you try melon water!!! It is so refreshing I love to drink it with lots of ice specially in those sunny days. By the way i don't strain the drink to keep the nutrients. But prepare it as you like it the most!

    If you want more info about the recipe visit:


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