January 17, 2013

Thirsty Thursday - Let's Go Tropical

Photo via What To Drink
Happy Thirsty Thursday!! On this dreary mid-January morning, how would you like to fly away to a tropical destination and lounge on the beach drinking umbrella drinks? Count me in!!

Here is your menu:
This is a photo taken from the wooden menu at The Ritz Carlton Cancun's Beach Bar which we "borrowed" on a trip a few years ago!!! If you are wondering about the prices, they are in Mexican Pesos.

What's your pleasure?

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There is nothing like a good Margarita while sitting on the beach in Mexico (or anywhere for that matter!). Here is the  recipe for the classic Ritz Carlton Margarita:
1 3/4 cups Tequila Reposado
 1/4-cup orange liqueur
 3/4-cup water
 3/4-cup Fresh lime juice
 1 tablespoon lime zest, finely grated
 2/3-cup sugar

For Rim of Glass
1/4-cup course sea salt
1 lime wedges per glass

Mix all ingredients in a blender with ice, except limes and salt. Spread the salt on a shallow dish, rub the rims of four margarita glasses with the cut side of a lime wedge, then dip each glass rim into the salt. Shake off the excess. Add margarita mixture to glass, garnish with a lime wedge and serve. Serves four.

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Similar to the "CBG" on the above menu, this is called a "Miami Vice" - basically half Pina Colada and half Strawberry Daquiri. 
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This is similar to the "Mayan Wave" on the menu above - a personal favorite of mine. A similar drink is called the "Bahama Mama" and the recipe can be found here.

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The "Blue Lagoon" is made with blue curacao to give it what I call "the windex look". A recipe can be found here.
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My kids still remember when they were little and we went to Beaches in Turks and Caicos and they were allowed to order a "Boo Boo Special" (LONG before the  days of Honey Boo Boo Child). The "Sunriser" mocktail above is similar - made with a combo of pineapple juice, orange juice with a splash of grenadine.

Anyone else ready to hop on the next flight south??


My Crafty Home Life said...

You are reading my mind. Does it get any grayer outside than this? Don't answer that, I know it could be worse. Are we half way to spring? I guess a tropical drink is the next best thing to being there.

The enchanted home said...

Only problem is I NEED to be on a beach to enjoy such indulgence....ahhh suddenly summer is sounding mighty good:)

Lauren Roerick Miller said...

Ohhh those look delicious!
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Pamela RG said...

Those drinks look so delicious and to be in a tropical country will be a plus.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Though I am not a drinker, just the COLOR of these drinks makes me thirsty for a day on the beach! BRAVO MY DEAR! Anita

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