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Who needs an excuse to make margaritas?! I’ve never had any trouble coming up with one, but if you really need a reason, today is Cinco de Mayo! I started making these a few years back and they were a hit with mis amigas, and are SO easy, so I decided to share the love here. They key is gauging the heat level of when infusing the tequila…I like it HOT, so keep all the seeds, and let it sit for about 24 hrs. The fun part of these is the straining method…a French press! The process of French pressing your coffee is super fun and we decided to apply that to another fun beverage…tequila. Enjoy these responsibly and ¡Salud!

 

Ingredients:

-Silver Tequila (we used Espolon)
-7 Cups Grapefruit Juice
-5 Large Jalapeños
-5 Limes (reserve one for garnish)
-1/3 Cup Honey
-1/3 Cup Filtered Water
-Margarita Salt

*Note: This process takes a couple of days…So plan your party accordingly!

 

Instructions:

To infuse the tequila: Wash and slice jalapeños, place half in French press. Pour half of the tequila over the jalapeños and cover with saran wrap, refrigerate remaining jalapeños. Leave mixture in French press on counter for at least 8 hours per batch…just remember the longer you let it set, the hotter it will get! When you are ready to strain tequila, place lid on French press and press down just like you would with coffee. Pour off tequila and place in freezer while you make the 2nd batch (we just used the original tequila bottle for storage).

To make the margaritas: Heat honey with water in a small sauce pot to create a simple syrup. Let cool. In a pitcher combine grapefruit juice, 2 1/2 cups of the tequila, and the juice of four limes. Stir together. Add in simple syrup and ice. Salt the rims of your favorite glasses and serve immediately.

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Chia-Mint Limeade

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Ingredients:
Limes-5
Amber Agave-1/2 cup
Mint Leaves-bunch
Chia Seed-2 tbsp
Filtered Water-8 cups

Directions:

Day before: Make a tray of ice cubes w/ mint leaves, freeze overnight.

Juice limes (saving one half of a lime for garnish). Stir together lime juice, agave, and water. Make sure agave is completely incorporated. Stir in chia seeds and let sit for two hours. This will allow the hull of the chia to develop its trademark texture, and be easier for your body to process. Chia seeds a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, magnesium, and potassium, and add a unique texture to beverages. Serve in a pretty glass garnished with the mint ice cubes and a slice of lime. Cheers to your health!!!

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