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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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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Dinner & Drinks

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With sunshine extending past work hours these days, the idea of having friends over and making a spring dish with a matching cocktail is sounding pretty good. Now that our hibernation mode is nearing an end, eating heavy foods just doesn’t sound nearly as appealing as it once did. We’re lightening things up a bit to jump-start spring, and these recipes sound like a wonderful way to do so!

We’ve paired 2 delicious sounding light dinners with equally delightful drinks. Enjoy!

Avocado Zucchini Noodles with Shrimp & Corn paired with Cucumber Sangria

Ginger Grapefruit Cocktail paired with Spring Tart