Let's celebrate! I love myself a traditional lime margarita on the rocks! Awwww, it makes me dream of sunshine & the beach! I found this fun "Warm Winter Margarita" recipe I thought I'd share. Seems a little more appropriate in the middle of a snow storm. Haaa!!! In honor of National Margarita Day, I will try it tonight. ;) It sorta reminds me of a hot toddy...the Mexican way!
WARM WINTER MARGARITA
Chef Marcela Valladolid
- 3 ½ cups (28 ounces) apple juice or cider
- 1-2 sticks of Mexican cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons granulated cane sugar (optional)
- 1 cup dried fruit of your choice (I like apricots, apples, cranberries, tart cherries, and golden raisins)
- ¾ of a cup (6 ounces) tequila blanco or reposado (whichever you prefer)
Combine apple juice or cider and cinnamon sticks in a deep pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Remove cinnamon sticks.
Add sugar and tequila and stir to incorporate. Pour into cups and add dried fruit to each cup just before serving so they don't rehydrate too quickly. For added fun, you can sugar the rim of the glass if you like. Just gently wet the rim of the glass and dip it in a small dish of fine granulated cane sugar before pouring the margarita into the glass.
4-6 servings depending on serving size.
Worth a try, right??
Happy snowy Friday friends!!