Salty Chihuahua

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Incase you were hiding under a rock, it’s Cinco de Mayo tomorrow, loves! Mexican food is up there with our all time favorite foods, so we are ALWAYS down for a Mexican meal accompanied by a Mexican beer or cocktail of some sort. Our drink of choice this year is the Salty Chihuahua – Eating Well‘s Mexican inspired take on a Salty Dog.

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And before we get to the recipe, can we talk about these glasses for a moment?? The inspiration for this post mostly came from the cactus glasses to be honest, ha! They were Christa’s parents when they lived in California and she inherited them this past year and has been waiting patiently to use them!

Salty Chihuahua adapted from Eating Well

Ingredients
Tequila
Orange flavored liqueur (we used Grand Marnier)
Grapefruit juice
Grapefruit
Coarse salt

Directions
Wet the rims of your glasses and coat with coarse salt. Fill the glasses with ice. Pour 1 ounce tequila and 1/2 ounce orange liqueur into each. Top off each glass with grapefruit juice and stir. Garnish with a slice of grapefruit.

And enjoy!

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Sweet Summer Sangria

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In case you haven’t noticed, we’re BIG fans of Fridays around these parts, and we’re pretty shameless in our celebrations of them. We decided to show our appreciation for them with this festive summery treat we made a couple of weekends back while we were hanging at the beach.

Before we go any further — how ridiculously adorable/hilarious are they straws??? We happened upon them hiding in the cabinets at our friend’s house, and it was fate.

Alright, moving on. This recipe is very simple, but is best if made early in the day so that the wine has time to infuse with the fruit juices.

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Ingredients

1 bottle of mid-grade sauvignon blanc
1 cup pineapple
3/4 cup canned peaches (you can also use fresh, but we opted for canned so we could use the syrup in them)
3/4 cup strawberries
Splash of club soda to top with

Optional:
Instead of club soda, you can use a splash Fresca, 7Up, or any fruity regular soda. Just don’t use too much, or you’ll go into sugary overdrive.

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To make

01. Pour your wine into a pitcher or jug

02. Chop up your pineapple and peaches and place into your wine, and give it a good stir. You don’t want to add your strawberries at this phase — they’ll lose there color and look anemic and sad — we learned the hard way!

03. Place in the fridge for a couple of hours so everything can infuse

04. To serve — stir well, pour into your glass until about 3/4 full, slice your strawberries and add in. Top with club soda (or regular soda), and say cheers!

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Happy Weekend!

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Why hello! So, it’s Friday, and thank goodness. This week was a doozy for us, and we’re looking forward to taking a couple of days for ourselves. Reading in the park, anyone?

Have a great weekend! xo, G&M

 

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Grapefruit Lime Fizz

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This past weekend the ladies of G&M had a little r&r in New Hampshire. On Saturday, after what was quite possibly the most excruciating hikes of our lives (more on that later this week) we decided we needed to treat ourselves to a little fizzy fruity fun. While shopping for dinner, we concocted in our heads a simple and refreshing cocktail to make our evening that much more relaxing. The Fresca was a last-minute decision after we got back to the house, since we realized it would go perfectly with the flavor combo — shout out/thanks to Christa’s Oma for having it on hand!

Behold, the grapefruit lime fizz!

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Ingredients:

(makes 4-6 cocktails, depending on size of glass)

// 1 bottle of Prosecco

// 1 jug of ruby red grapefruit juice

// 1 can of Fresca (or your preferred of fruity soda)

// limes

// ice

// pretty straw

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To make: 

01. Put 3-4 ice cubes in glass, then fill about half way with your Prosecco.

02. Pour grapefruit juice on top to fill the glass about 3/4 of the way.

03. Top off with a splash of Fresca to add a little sweetness and an ombre effect to your drink.

04. Squeeze a wedge of lime on top and garnish with a lime pinwheel.

05. Add your pretty straw and cheers to summer!

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