January 17, 2013

Thirsty Thursday - Let's Go Tropical

 
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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??

5 comments:

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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