Margaritas

Cocktail Hour / Sugared Cranberry Margarita

There’s no cliche like a kid cliche, y’all.  From the moment your belly starts growing it begins.  People tell you, “It will go by so fast!” or “Enjoy every moment!  Don’t wish any of it away!”. Then there’s my personal favorite: “The days are long but the years are short!”.  You smile and nod politely or give a little laugh and exclaim, “Totally!”   It sounds like a broken record because we have all heard it so many times, but that’s because it is SO TRUE! …

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Cocktail Hour // Grapefruit Bitters Margarita

Are you more of a wine or a cocktail kind of person?  To me cocktails feel like a special occasion.  Wine is a cozy night in with a home-cooked meal and a cocktail is celebratory– a night out for an anniversary or girl’s night. (Both of which are on my calendar this week!)  When I do mix up a cocktail at home, especially these days, I have been into simpler combinations.  This Grapefruit Bitters Margarita is sort of a happy accident that happens to be really good!  (Melissa also pointed out to me during our shoot that I …

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Cocktail Hour // Spicy Strawberry Margaritas

Growing up in Texas, spice is a part of all of the best meals.  Whether it’s migas in the morning  for breakfast or a spicy chili on a cold evening, you can find a good amount of spiciness in just about every dish.  (It turns out people generally tend to be a little less accustomed to spice on the east coast, so I have been working on Aaron’s taste buds since we started dating!)  The first time I saw a jalepeno margarita on the menu, I knew it was a match made in heaven.  I have since dabbled in making my own and, I have to …

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Cocktail Hour / Sugared Cranberry Margarita

Happy Friday, friends!  This week has been so full of holiday parties and gift wrapping and I am loving every minute!  Yesterday I was over on Mark and Graham’s blog sharing my signature Christmas cocktail that I made for our team holiday party on Monday night.  I may not have been able to sample this one, but from the reviews it was a hit!  I also love how festive and wintery it looks in these mint julep glasses.  Keep reading for the recipe! Recipe (Makes 2 Cocktails)   2 limes + 1 for rim 1 C. fresh orange juice 1 C. fresh …

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