So last night we had Mexican for dinner. That happens a few times a month around here as everyone in the family loves it, and it’s guaranteed success. Plus, I can really load up on the veggies for the kids – the more I set out, the more they add to their burritos!
Delicious! These will make frequent appearances at our dinners this summer . . .
The Blueberry “Rita”
-makes 2 drinks
2 oz. simple syrup (see my “real food” version below)
2 oz. fresh lime juice (about 3 small but juicy limes
2 oz. tequila (the better the quality, the tastier the drink as you’ll really taste the liquor!)
2 oz. triple sec or Grand Marnier
10 – 12 frozen or fresh blueberries
extra lime for garnish
Step one: Run half a cut lime around the rim of your glass and dip the rim in salt.
Step two: Place half the blueberries in each glass and muddle with a spoon slightly to release the juices.
Step three: Mix the simple syrup, lime juice, tequila, and triple sec with ice in a shaker (or use a mason jar like me!). Shake well.
Step four: Pour over blueberries, add a squeeze of fresh lime and ENJOY!
If you like margaritas, I highly encourage you to give this recipe a try. It was simple, refreshing, and much better for you than a pre-made mix full of food coloring and preservatives. (At least as much better for you as an adult beverage can be . . .)
“Real Food” Simple Syrup – in a small saucepan, heat 1/2 cup honey with 1 cup water until well mixed. Store in the fridge and use as needed for cocktails, lemonade, etc.