I hope you’ve had a chance to check out the new issue of Prairie Hive Magazine! We were inspired by the architecture of the home as well as the homeowner’s eclectic collection of Mexican art to throw a laid back summer fiesta, complete with a margarita bar! The margarita base is served in a pitcher, then each guest can customize their drink with one of three add in flavors…tart grapefruit, spicy jalepeno, and juicy watermelon!
We hope you enjoy the recipes, let us know which one is your favorite!
12 oz tequila
10 oz orange liqueur
10 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
(makes approx. 8 drinks when combined with mixers)
Rim glass with mixture of equal parts chili powder and salt. Add 2-3oz (to taste) Jalapeno Syrup* to 4 oz. Margarita Base, garnish with limes.
1/3 c apple cider vinegar
1/3 c sugar
5 medium jalapenos, stems removed and cut into 1/4″ slices
Put the vinegar, sugar and jalapenos into a small saucepan. Bring to a boil for five minutes. Allow to steep for 20 minutes, then strain and chill the syrup.
Rim glass with sugar. Add 3 oz. Ruby Red Grapefruit juice to 4 oz. Margarita Base, garnish with grapefruit slices.
Rim glass with salt. Add 3 oz. Watermelon Juice* to 4 oz. Margarita Base, garnish with lime.
*To make Watermelon Juice, cut watermelon into chunks and place in food processor or blender to puree, then strain.
To complete the menu, see the full party (with recipes) in the Prairie Hive Magazine’s Summer Issue!