Friday, May 25, 2012

The Weekly Nightcap - Raspberry Margarita

i have a bit of an obsession with margaritas. i have yet to meet one that i haven't liked. yet i can't seem to settle on a favorite. perhaps that is why i am constantly trying new flavors.

our friend, J, happens to make some of the best margaritas out there. in fact, just a couple of weeks ago, he made a mean mango margarita for me and E. so, when he came over for dinner last weekend, i wanted to come up with a different concoction.

enter raspberry puree. i have had a bottle of it in my freezer for quite a while now. i know, i know, you can make it. but straining the seeds out is such a pain (and keeping the seeds in is an even bigger pain). anyway, i got it on amazon and have been looking for ways to use it ever since.

the sweet raspberry is juxtaposed with lime juice and tequila. of course the margarita staple triple sec also makes and appearance in this surprisingly refreshing cocktail.


Raspberry Margaritas
makes 2 drinks

1/3 cup raspberry puree
juice of 1 lime
2 ounces triple sec
4 ounces tequila
fresh raspberries, optional

add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake well. strain into two margarita glasses and garnish with fresh raspberries if desired.

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