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


“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.



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.


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  1. says

    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!

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