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Tasteful Tuesday: Three Tequila Cocktails

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Classic Margarita | Cocktail Recipe | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

Whether you’re celebrating National Tequila Day (July 24th), hosting a summer barbecue or are looking to try a new beverage, here are three classic tequila cocktail recipes (each serves one) to get you started – just choose your type of tequila and get mixing!

Classic Margarita

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup ice
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1½ ounces triple sec
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • lime wedge and/or coarse salt for garnish

Directions:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add tequila, triple sec and lime juice. Cover and shake vigorously until outside of the shaker has frosted.
  2. If desired, add coarse salt to the rim of a glass. Strain mixture into the prepared glass, and if desired, garnish with a slice of lime.

GrapefruitPaloma

What You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1½ tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 4 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 2 ounces club soda
  • coarse salt for garnish

Directions:

  1. If desired, add coarse salt to the rim of a glass.
  2. Combine ice, tequila, lime juice, grapefruit juice and club soda in the glass and stir until combined.

Tequila Sunrise

What You’ll Need:

  • 1½ ounces tequila
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeeze orange juice
  • 1/2 cup ice
  • 1½ ounces grenadine syrup
  • 1 slice of orange and 1 maraschino cherry for garnish

Directions:

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with the tequila and orange juice. Cover and shake vigorously until combined.
  2. Fill a chilled glass with ice and pour in orange juice+tequila mixture.
  3. Slowly pour in the grenadine and allow it to settle on the bottom. Add garnishes, if desired.

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Tasteful Tuesday: Homemade Lavender Ice Cream

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

This creamy homemade ice cream recipe has lovely notes of lavender and honey for a subtly sweet and refreshing summer treat. Let us know if you give it a try, and share your favorite ice cream flavor in the comments below!

Ice Cream

What You’ll Need:

  • Ice cream maker
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons dried lavender
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 cups heavy cream

Directions:

  1. Over low heat in a medium saucepan, heat the milk and lavender until just warmed through. Remove from heat, and allow lavender to infuse for about 20 minutes. Remove lavender and add honey; stir until combined.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar together. Slowly whisk the lavender-infused milk and honey into the egg mixture until fully incorporated.
  3. Transfer mixture back into the saucepan, and whisk constantly over low heat for about 8 minutes (mixture should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon). Remove from heat and cool for about 5 minutes (not completely).
  4. Stir in heavy cream, then pour into a refrigerator-safe container and chill for at least 4 hours.
  5. Put the chilled mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze until it reaches “soft-serve consistency.” Transfer to a freezer-safe container, and freeze for at least 2 hours (overnight is best). Serve with whipped topping, fruit, jam or by itself. Enjoy!

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Tasteful Tuesday: If You Like Piña Coladas

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Pina Colada Recipe | Sturbridge Yankee Workshop

July 10th is Piña Colada day, so if you haven’t yet enjoyed one of these creamy cocktails this summer, today is the perfect day to indulge! Below is a classic Piña Colada recipe, but we’ve also included a Mango Piña Colada Smoothie recipe sans alcohol for continued enjoyment.

Piña Colada Recipe (serves 2)

What you’ll need:

  • 6 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup crushed pineapple
  • 2 ounces white rum (or dark, if you prefer)
  • 2 ounces cream of coconut
  • 4 cups ice

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Pour into a chilled glass (a Poco Grande or Hurricane glass is recommended) and garnish with pineapple, cherries, or other fruit. Enjoy!

Pineapple SlicesMango Piña Colada Smoothie (serves 2)

What You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 mango, peeled and seeded
  • 3/4 cup ice
  • 1 tablespoon white granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 14 ounces coconut milk

Directions:

  1. Cube the mango and along with the other ingredients, place in a blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Pour into a chilled glass or cup (for home or on the go) and enjoy.

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