TGIF! Happy Memorial Day weekend!
Mr. Prevention and I are off celebrating a 4-day weekend in Michigan and Chicago. Lily, too! I wish I could say we got great sleep with Madame Snore Bear around, but no such luck. She shook the walls of our oh-so-classy hotel room that allows dogs. She is anxiously awaiting reacquainting herself with my parent’s furniture…the only furniture she’s allowed to be on. And oh, does she ever remember that fun fact. Lily at her “grandparent’s” in Chicago is like watching basketball lovers in front of the TV during March Madness. They…don’t…move.
Whether it be for happy hour tonight, or to cool off in the predicted 90+ degree Midwest heat that is predicted this weekend, these Grapefruit Margaritas are one delicious suggestion for you!
While Lily is holding down the furniture, I imagine Mr. P, my brother, my parents, and I will be holding down lawn chairs sipping on an adult beverage. A hot, holiday weekend? Oh yeah.
When I shook these up recently during a Saturday night in, Mr. Prevention eyed me from a distance and asked, “Why can’t you just make a normal margarita?”And by “normal” he means so sweet with sugar it hurts your teeth and quite possibly may be stripping the enamel off your teeth right before your eyes. By “normal” he means from a bottle with no real limes in sight.
It probably goes without saying that he loved these, right? Pretty hard not to!
Grapefruit Margaritas from Confection’s of a Foodie Bride
3 oz tequila 2 oz orange liqueur (such as triple sec) 2 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice (~2 limes) 6 oz fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice (1 grapefruit) salt, for rim (optional) grapefruit wedges, for serving (optional)
Mix tequila, orange liqueur, lime, and grapefruit juices well.
Rub one of the used lime or grapefruit rinds around the rim of two glasses and dip in cocktail salt.
Fill each glass with ice and pour in the margarita.
Yield: 2 drinks (6 1/2 ounces each)
Nutrition Information (per drink): 252 calories; 0 g. fat; 0 mg. cholesterol; 5 mg. sodium (unsalted rim); 23 g. carbohydrate; 0 g. fiber; 0.5 g. protein
Result: Uh-mazing! So fresh! The only issue is these go down too, too easily! Enjoy…responsibly!
As for some other holiday weekend recipe ideas check these out:
- Ultimate Sriracha Burger
- Chicken Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce
- Southwest Turkey Burgers with Avocado-Ranch Dressing
- Bacon Coleslaw
- Beer Margaritas
- Greek Yogurt Ice Cream
- Creamy Avocado Potato Salad
- Hoisin-Glazed Barbecue Pork
- Baja Fresh Salsa
- Tequila-Glazed Grilled Chicken
- Pizza on the Grill
- Roasted Veggie and Pesto Pasta Salad
- Soy Garlic Flank Steak
- Grilled Chicken Bruschetta
- Edamame Guacamole
- Barbecued Chicken Kebabs
- Thai Peanut Turkey Burger
- Red Wine Sangria
- Raspberry Coconut Pops
- Pizza Burgers
Well, that made me hungry.
A HUGE Happy Birthday to one of my dearest friends & business partner, Donna! I’m sure she’s off kayaking or hiking some trail to celebrate.
TGIF and Happy Memorial Day weekend! House & job stuff for now…see you in Chicago!