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Clementine Margarita

It is #nationaltacoday so I figured it would be fitting to post a nice margarita to wash down those tacos.  My friend Naz came over this summer with a bag full of her own cocktail kit and shook up a bunch of terrific margaritas for us.  Who doesn’t want a friend like that??  She used tangerine juice but that can be hard to find so I used clementine – they are both delicious.  The sweet tang of the clementine juice is the perfect base for the tequila and she introduced me to Patron Lime Liquor which has a more limey taste then triple sec.   These margaritas would go great with my carnitas tacos or maybe some carne asada tacos.  Don’t forget jalapeno chips (I am making these tonight) or my tex mex quinoa salad.  I also used my favorite pequin pepper salt for the rim as the heat makes a nice contrast with the sweetness of the drink but you could use regular salt or skip it all together.  Happy National Taco Day!

 

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Clementine Margarita (printable version at the end of the post)

Inspiration:   my friend Naz’s delicious drink on the go
Special Equipment:  cocktail shaker

  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce Patron Lime Liqour
  • 4 ounces clementine juice
  • ice, salt and lime wedge

Shake the tequila, lime liquor and clementine juice in a cocktail shaker with ice until cold.  Pour over ice, in a salt rimmed glass if you prefer (I like to use spicy salt).

Clementine Margarita

  • Servings: 1
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Special Equipment:  cocktail shaker

  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 ounce Patron Lime Liqour
  • 4 ounces clementine juice
  • ice, salt and lime wedge

Shake the tequila, lime liquor and clementine juice in a cocktail shaker with ice until cold.  Pour over ice, in a salt rimmed glass if you prefer (I like to use spicy salt).

The Bicameral – a signature cocktail

Three years ago tomorrow, I married my best friend and had the party of a lifetime.  When Patrick and I got engaged and started talking about what kind of wedding we wanted, the number one thing is that we wanted our friends and family to have a blast.  We also wanted to make sure that it reflected us and who we are as a couple.  Boston was an obvious choice as we both grew up there but we wanted to make sure to inject a bit of our DC lives into the event.  We knew we had to have a signature cocktail – we always have one at even the smallest party at our house so we definitely needed one for our wedding!  We settled on a pretty potent cocktail that combined tequila and other spirits with bubbly prosecco.  A balanced drink that packed a punch but also was sophisticated enough for a wedding.  We named it the Bicameral because not only do we have a bipartisan relationship (almost unheard of in DC!) but Patrick is a House person and I am a Senate person.  Doesn’t sound like a big deal if you aren’t from Washington but trust me, these unions don’t happen a lot!

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The cocktail was a big hit, as was the darling sign my best friend and maid of honor designed for it.  With the skyline of Boston decorating the bottom, the sign gave guests the recipe for the cocktail.  You definitely want to be careful with this drink as it can sneak up on you.  Several Bicamerals later our wedding party was in full swing, creating memories to last a lifetime.  Thanks to everyone who has supported us over the years and for those who were able to celebrate that special day with us.  Cheers to many more happy years and many more amazing parties that end like this one!

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The Bicameral (printable version at the end of the post)

Inspiration: our wedding day
Special Equipment:  none

  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 1/2 ounces Cointreau or other orange liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce Chambord or other raspberry liqueur
  • splash of lime juice
  • prosecco

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the tequila, Cointreau, Chambord  and lime juice.  Pour into champagne flutes and top with prosecco to fill the glass.

The Bicameral

  • Servings: 2
  • Print

Special Equipment:  none

  • 2 ounces silver tequila
  • 1 1/2 ounces Cointreau or other orange liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce Chambord or other raspberry liqueur
  • splash of lime juice
  • prosecco

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the tequila, Cointreau, Chambord  and lime juice.  Pour into champagne flutes and top with prosecco to fill the glass.

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