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Cocktails O’ Clock: Inspired by…

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Texans – A friendly bunch…

TEXAS – Margarita

Sparkling Citrus Margaritas

Recipe: Serves 8

750ml (1 Bottle) Champagne

250ml Fresh Grapefruit Juice

250ml Cointreau

250ml Tequila

65g Caster Sugar

8 Lime wedges

Salt

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Method:

1)      Combine the grapefruit juice, Cointreau, tequila and sugar in a bowl, cover and leave in a fridge to cool down.

2)      Rim the glass with the salt (use lime juice as an adhesive), and add the tequila mixture to the glass.

3)      Top with the champagne and serve right away…

This cocktail is not only inspired by a Texan, it was created by one. Sweet Life is a site by a Texan Girl called Vianney Rodriguez and covers not only cocktails but food too. This Recipe is one I found randomly a few weeks ago and, after testing it out at home, it is extremely refreshing and moreish. I find it is best made using with good quality champagne, although if using Sparkling wine, a Prosecco or Demi-Sec should do the trick.

Should you wish to check out the original article or even a few of her other recipes (they’re really good by the way) then head on over to Sweet Life and enjoy yourself a little…

Disclaimer: All photos (as well as the recipe & method for that matter) are the work of Sweet Life; I’m just sharing it because it was pretty darn good!

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4th of July Cocktails – A Cheeky Link

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So the problem ive got right now is this:
I have a heavy week at work and pretty much no time to write a post on something i’ve been looking forward to for a whole year.
Last year I was in the process of writing a little plan for the perfect 4th july (USA’s Independence Day -for all you non-Americans reading) party, for the know-nothing Brit.
Ill see if I can get it up in the next few days, but I may have to wait for another year, purely to make it topical.

Either way I could not leave yoi without at least one USA patriotic cocktail so jut in case I do not make it give this ago…

Red, White & Blue shooter…

In a large shot glass layer the following in the following order…

1/4 teaspoon sugar stars*
1 part Well-Iced Blue Curacao
1 part Well-Iced Vodka
1 part Frozen Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice.

Top with a sprinkle of edible blue glitter.

For literally 10’s of more USA themed cocktails check out this great website…
Great USA Themed Cocktails

And remember;  however you choose to enjoy one of the best celebrations in America,  drink responsibily. And stay safe. Also make sure you choose a good quality alcohol! Happy 4th July.

Happy 4th July!
Happy 4th July!