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Tasteful Tuesday: Classic Frozen Daiquiri

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Frozen Cocktail Recipe

There’s nothing like a summer week with high temperatures and sun to inspire a frozen cocktail recipe. And today, we’re keeping it simple with a classic daiquiri recipe (if you have strawberries on hand, this recipe is just as refreshing), using the 2-1-½ ratio. If you are craving more of that lime flavor, we recommend adding just one teaspoon more of the freshly squeezed juice; a little goes a long way! And if you are without a blender or prefer your drink on the rocks, combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and enjoy.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1½ cups crushed iced
  • 2 ounces light rum
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
    (make sure to strain the pulp)
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • Lime wedge for garnish, optional

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender. Pulse, then blend until a slushy consistency is reached. If the consistency is too thin, add more ice ¼ cup at a time. If the consistency is too thick, add more lime juice or simple syrup (depending on if you want a more tart or sweet flavor) two teaspoons at a time.
  2. Pour into a chilled glass, garnish with a lime wedge (if desired) and enjoy!

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Tasteful Tuesday: Citrus & Mint Iced Tea

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

This iced tea recipe makes an extra refreshing, flavorful and delicious beverage that will be a hit at your next summer gathering or barbecue. Keep it as is or add vodka or rum for an adult party.

LemonsWhat You’ll Need:

  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 10 sprigs fresh mint
  • 4 black tea bags
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
    (about 5 freshly squeezed lemons)
  • 5 cups cold water
  • 3 orange slices for garnish (optional)
  • 3 lemon slices for garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. Place the tea bags and mint sprigs into a large pitcher. Pour boiling water over them, and allow to steep for 8-12 minutes.
  2. Squeeze out excess liquid from the teabags, then remove and discard with the mint leaves.
  3. Add granulated sugar and stir until dissolved. Add the orange juice and lemon juice and stir while pouring in the cold water (add liquor if desired).
  4. Serve over ice cubes, garnished with orange or lemon slices.

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Tasteful Tuesday: Classic Homemade Margarita Mix

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Make your own classic margarita mix to enjoy on the patio, poolside or during a family dinner this summer. In addition to the margarita mix recipe, we’ve included our recommendations on how to measure and combine it with other ingredients (tequila and triple sec) for the perfect margarita.

Classic Margarita | Cocktail Recipe | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Note: This recipe makes about 1½ quarts of mix
(or about 6 fluid cups).

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed
    (about 5-6 large lemons)
  • 1 cup lime juice, freshly squeezed
    (about 8-9 limes)
  • 1½ cups water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar

Directions:

  1. Combine the freshly squeezed lemon and lime juice in a large pitcher or jar and refrigerate.
  2. If you have simple syrup on hand, feel free to skip the last two ingredients and this step. To make the simple syrup yourself, combine the water and sugar in a medium saucepan on the stove. Heat on medium and stir until sugar is dissolved. When the mixture starts to boil, remove from heat and cool completely.
  3. When the simple syrup is cooled, add to the lemon and lime mixture and shake well.

To make a margarita with your mix: Combine two ounces of mix, two ounces of silver tequila, and one ounce of triple sec. If you’re looking for more of the mix flavor, add one more ounce of mix and shake with ice. Pour into a glass (or the blender!) and enjoy.

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