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Citrus Margarita – Our Virtual Bridal Shower for Nelly – #NellysBigDay

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“And …I said YESSSSS!”

It happened one November midnight, in Twitterverse, we  saw this tweet from our dear Nelly @nella22. Without missing a beat, we all  knew Nelly had “said YES” to her beloved “M”,as she sweetly calls Brian  Murray, her fiancé.

So here we are,Nelly dear, your friends in the food  world, wishing you and Brian,all the best. And with our wishes, a simple  recipe with an easy formula for a life of bliss, rich with EVERYTHING in it!


Mix together: A lot of Love, Patience, Perseverance,  Respect, Courage, Strength, Trust, Kindness, Honesty, Compromise & Great  Sex.

Stir in : Equal Parts of Love, Support, Faith, Fidelity,  Hope, Validation, Friendship, Forgiveness, Communication.

Cook over slow simmer for the rest of your life. Dot  daily with a Sense of Humor.

Leave out the nagging, sarcasm, skepticism, doubts and  stubbornness.

Serving Suggestions: Best prepared daily. Serve with  flourish because Married Life is a FEAST. Live it with flavor, spice it with  unconditional love, enjoy its richness.

Recipe Notes: Some ingredients won’t always be fresh or  available. Or the heat may flare up and the anger spills over. Simmer down  and douse the flames with all the LOVE you can throw in.

Enjoy the feast of marriage, love and life!

(Written by : Elizabeth @Mango_Queen)


 Congrats Nelly!!  This Texas gang wishes you the best. We send you love and abrazos!!

Shower Nelly with love and well wishes today with twitter love using the hashtag!!  #NellysBigDay


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.

Read more at http://sweetlifebake.com/2011/04/09/citrus-margarita/#ixzz1g0JNlkVn


Special  thanks to Heather for the logo, Elizabeth  for the intro write up and to Junia for the spreadsheet.

This is my recipe/post for the  virtual bridal shower for Nelly hosted by Sanjeeta kk at Lite Bite.


Whatever hatred saves the number.


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17 Responses to Citrus Margarita – Our Virtual Bridal Shower for Nelly – #NellysBigDay

  1. Just love this virtual shower…and of course you brough the good stuff :)
    Magic of Spice recently posted..What’s for breakfast? Quince Paste, Pear and Delice Cheese CrostiniMy Profile

  2. How cute! What a fun idea!
    Blond Duck recently posted..Magical Monday 69My Profile

  3. What a wonderful drink. I love Margaritas!
    Congratulations to the newly engaged couple!!
    Magda recently posted..Sofigado, the Greek sweet and sour beef stewMy Profile

  4. I’ve been loving this celebration! Y’all have really pulled out the stops for an amazing wedding series! Love this margarita :)
    Parsley Sage recently posted..West Indian ChowderMy Profile

  5. How a lucky girl Nelly is! Her friends in blog world are making something special for her… you are so sweet! This is some delicious margarita! Congrats to Nelly and Brian!
    Nami | Just One Cookbook recently posted..Matcha and White Chocolate Truffles – Guest Post By With a GlassMy Profile

  6. this is the cutest idea EVER! A virtual bridal shower. How much fun! What is even better is that fact you get to have this drink- it looks like the perfect cocktail!

  7. It just wouldn’t be a party without the margaritas! These sound delicious!
    Carrie @ poet in the pantry recently posted..Bacon Frangelico Toffee for A Shower for Nelly!My Profile

  8. You are the Queen of Margaritas but this one is second to none!!! I just love citrus flavours and that combination its just outstanding!!
    Congratulations to Nelly and Brian and what a fantastic way of celebration!

  9. If life hands you lemons, make a Margarita! This one looks terrific! @fromagechick
    Susan Benton 30A EATS recently posted..Cranberry-Pepper Relish and a Virtual Bridal Shower for Nelly #NellysBigDayMy Profile

  10. Aww mega congrats to the happy couple! I need to whip up these margaritas and raise a toast to celebrate!

  11. Oh yum, pour me a big one!
    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray recently posted..Spinach Pizza Bites {Nelly’s Big Day}My Profile

  12. What a yummy celebratory cocktail! Congrats to Nelly and Brian, and hooray for this fabulous virtual wedding shower!
    Jenni recently posted..Coconut Banana Pound Cake with Nutella Glaze (or The Perfect Cake for #NellysBigDay)My Profile

  13. You got booze! The margarita looks perfect! So refreshing and inviting! :)
    Baker Street recently posted..Mocha Walnut Marble Bundt CakeMy Profile

  14. Thanks for joining the fun and all your support, glad to have you aboard for the virtual shower! Perfect treat for the shower. Love and hugs.
    Sanjeeta kk recently posted..Molten Lava Chocolate Cupcakes & Cake – Virtual Bridal Shower for NellyMy Profile

  15. Margaritas are my weakness and yours look amazing! Love the photo. Nice to meet you at the shower!
    diabeticFoodie recently posted..Pesto Chicken Salad with Grapes for #NellysBigDayMy Profile

  16. What a delightful drink!

    Congrtas to Nelly and Brian!



  17. Congratulations to Nelly and Brian!
    Lovely Margarita!
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