Friday, May 31, 2013

Cherry Tomato Margarita

We walked into the liquor store on Cinco de Mayo...
Sounds like the beginning of a great joke, doesn't it?
And they were having a promotion on tequila. Who would have thought?  Ha.
We didn't need any tequila and especially not Jose Cuervo.
But, there were two persuasive gals, with sombero's and stick-on mustaches offering to make a custom label of us to stick on the bottle... for $19.99 AND a free t-shirt.
What a bunch of sap's we are, of course, we fell for the fun of it.  
See below to see our finished bottle and photo.

I got this recipe out of June 2013 Better Home and Gardens.  There are some seriously interesting summer cocktail recipes, so I will do some homework and share what we made and like.  The things I do for you.

We liked this one... different, refreshing and not too sweet.  

NOTE- A jigger is just a measurement, a typical shot glass works perfectly for the correct ratios.

Makes 2

8-10 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
2 jiggers tequila (about 2 oz each, so 4 oz total)
1 jigger orange liqueur, like Triple Sec or Grand Marnier
1 jigger fresh lime juice
1 jigger lemon simple syrup

Muddle the cherry tomatoes in the bottom of a cocktail shaker, use the end of a big wooden spoon to break them up.  Pour in all the rest of the ingredients, fill with ice.  Shake, shake, shake and strain into a salt rimmed martini glass, or poured over ice, if you prefer.

NOTE- Some seeds will get through, if that bothers you, strain it thru a fine mesh sieve.

Here we are hamming it up on our new bottle of tequila label!  I think I look rather fetching in a big ole' mustache!

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