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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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Two Post-Holiday Juice Cleanse Recipes

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

You are definitely not alone in your indulgence of holiday food – those warm, home cooked meals, cookies, cocktails, cakes and candy are hard to resist. But if you would like to try to balance things out (hello, New Year’s resolutions!), here are two refreshing and cleansing juice recipes to try for breakfast, lunch or as an energizing afternoon snack. Each recipe makes about 2 servings.

LemonsLemon & Mango

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup frozen mango, chopped into large chunks
  • 1/2 lemon, peeled
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 3/4 coconut water
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Serve cold.

Lemon, Carrot, Apple & Beet

Carrots

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 lemons, peeled, seeded and quartered
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 apples, quartered
  • 2 beets, trimmed and chopped
  • 3/4 cup water*
  • 1 cup ice*

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Serve cold.

*If you would rather use a juicer, leave out the water and ice.

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Summer coolers – Bring a unique punch to the party

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Beverage DispenserHere are some great recipes for summer punches. You’ll be a hit at the next gathering with these cool recipes….

Raspberry-Lime Rickey
A refreshing, fruity spin on this lime-based cocktail. Add some gin, rum or vodka for the real deal.

You Will Need:
2 Cups unsweetened frozen raspberries
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1/4 Cup sugar
16 oz seltzer

Instructions:
Combine frozen raspberries, lime juice, sugar and seltzer in a blender.
Blend until smooth.
Remove blender container from stand and shake it; blend again.
Serve immediately.

Copper Beverage TubHoneydew Punch
For the best taste, choose perfectly ripe melon.

You Will Need:
4 Cups cubed, seeded honeydew melon
1 Cup store-bought sugar-free lemonade
3 Kiwi fruits, peeled and chopped
1 1/3 Cups unsweetened white grape juice

Instructions:
Place the melon chunks and 1/2 cup lemonade in a large blender; cover and blend until smooth.
Pour through a strainer into a large pitcher to remove any pulp and solids.
Place the remaining 1/2 cup lemonade and chopped kiwis in the blender; cover and blend until smooth.
Again, pour through the strainer into a large pitcher*.
Add the white grape juice, stir well, and refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to 3 days. Serve over ice.

*Note: Alternatively, you can place all the melon, lemonade and chopped kiwi in a very large food processor fitted with the chopping blade, and process until smooth. Pour through a strainer into a large pitcher, then proceed with step 3.

Galvanized Beverage TubPomegranate Cooler
Pomegranate juice may be the first and biggest food find of this century. And no wonder: It’s tart, full of vitamin C and loaded with antioxidants. Here, it becomes a refreshing summer drink, great after a bike ride or a workout.

You Will Need:
1 1/2 Cups unsweetened pomegranate juice
1/4 Cup lime juice
2 Tbsp grenadine syrup
1 Quart sugar-free raspberry-flavored seltzer

Instructions:
Combine the pomegranate juice, lime juice and grenadine in a large pitcher. (The cooler can be made ahead to this point up to 3 days in advance. Store, covered, in the refrigerator.)
Gently stir in the raspberry seltzer.
Serve over ice.

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