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Sipping Saturday

On Saturday’s I enjoy sipping on a refreshing cocktail.  May it be at a local Mexican restaurant with a plate of tacos or with my sister at home settling in to watch a movie.  My drink of choice would have to be margaritas. A quality tequila swirled with fresh juice and a salt rimmed glass, perfection.  Simply perfect for Saturday. Enjoy! Have a great weekend!              

A citrus margarita is quickly created with  grapefruit juice, orange juice and lime juice. Ice is boring why not add frozen segments of grapefruit instead to keep your margarita chilled.  Live a little by topping off that rim with a candied orange salt mix.     


Citrus Margarita

by Sweet Life

by Vianney Rodriguez

makes 4 margaritas

lime or orange wedges

candied orange peel salt

1 cup tequila

1/2 cup grapefruit juice

1/2 cup orange juice 

1/3 cup fresh lime juice

1/2 cup Cointreau

ice cubes

On a small plate spread salt.  With lime or orange wedges moisten rim of 6 ounce glasses.  Dip glasses into salt.   Place glasses into freezer to chill.  

In a pitcher combine tequila, grapefruit, orange juice, lime juice and Cointreau.  Remove glasses from freezer and serves margaritas mixture over ice. Serve


Candied Orange Peel Salt Mix

by Sweet Life

by Vianney Rodriguez

2 oranges

1 1/2 cup water

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup of sugar 

2 tablespoons salt

Cut off top and bottoms of oranges. Peel and remove pith.  Cut rind into strips.  Place water and 1 cup sugar in saucepan, when sugar has dissolved add orange strips and let the mix come to a boil.  Boil for 15 minutes. Remove strips and drain well.  Toss strips in the 1/2 cups sugar and allow to dry overnight on cooling rack.  Add strips to food processor with the 2 tablespoons of salt.  Pulse until  you reach your desired texture.  Rim your glass and enjoy. Store in airtight container.

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  4. I want one! And love the salt mix, they look so good :)

  5. Looks wonderful! I have to try this.

  6. Oh, you and your citrus, Bonnie. Yum! I could totally drink one of these right now-it’s like 89 degrees in my apartment. Ugh…
    Ooh, I still want to make your citrus pudding though. I was craving it the other day while I was on a walk. Maybe I’ll make that this week…

  7. Yay Spring is here and so is Margarita season! I look forward to sunny days and a good marg in hand. Looks gorgeous, as all your photos do!

  8. This is exactly what my Monday needed. The photos will have to tide me over until I can have the real deal after work. Gorgeous!

  9. Beautiful cocktails! I should make these with some of the Japanese citrus juices i’m experimenting with right now.

  10. oh wow great drinks can I add to a FL citrus blog I write ?

    rebeccasubbiah at yahoo dot com and thanks for traveling with me hugs


  11. This is sipping spring sunshine. And then the candied orange peel – which just shimmers. It dances and I have noted it.

  12. heck, so pretty, looks like a sipping Sunday too… beautiful and so tasty sounding… now if I could only get my tastebuds moving away from that dag-blasted bourbon….

  13. I love how you describle the weekends and the special time with your sis…this margarita is just loveliness in a glass and the citrusy salt around the glass is very very cool…..I would love to have these in a pitcher with some tacos :)

    chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

  14. Why hello there! I think this would make the PERFECT study break drink. It would definitely make for a much more fun night of studying AFTER I drink it!

  15. Mmmm….looks very refreshing and perfect for the coming warmer weather.

  16. Mmmm…I want one of these now! The Candied Orange Peel Salt around the rim would be incredible! :)

  17. haha…..ice is boring? This looks so pretty! I love the colours :D

  18. oh what a fun drink idea!

  19. Je n’ai encore jamais bu de margarita.
    Ce sera peut-être l’occasion.
    A très bientôt.

  20. now i need a margarita. :)

  21. I haven’t tried margarita before. Your version looks so interesting and refreshing! ;)

  22. Oooh, how refreshing! And totally perfect for spring.

  23. Looks and sounds delicious!! I love the color, too!

  24. Oh my does this look soooo good. I love all of the different citrus fruits you used in the margarita. :)

  25. This looks wonderful. The color looks like gold or liquid sunshine in a glass. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  26. Wow a perfect treat for the coming summer! Lovely color and beautiful drink, Bonnie.

  27. ummm YUMM! The flavors sounds intoxicating and I love the citrus being a large part of the drink. Looks and sounds so good! So glad you visited me the other day! XO

    Oh would love for you to join my recipe challenge in 2 weeks. It is the 3rd wed of every month. See details on my sidebar button

  28. Loe the sound of this recipe.
    :-) Mandy

  29. Just the drink I’d need today!



  30. Love this! What a great twist on one of my favorite cocktails!

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