Amy and I have very different family dynamics and we celebrate in our own special way. For me it's all about a low key day in sweats and cooking the best food I know how for my little family of 3 (actually 4 if you count my Boston Terrier, Bean Sprout). While I love cooking the big meal, what I enjoy even more, is leftovers! Actually, to be more specific, I love transforming leftovers into something COMPLETELY different. And that's what inspired today's cocktail
Our cocktail today is a Cranberry Sauce Margarita! Yes, you heard me right! There's always leftover cranberry sauce, and what better way to use them up but to create a cocktail?
We happened to have some leftover bell peppers and lots of onions, so I was thinking turkey fajitas sounded like an easy quick dinner, especially since our turkey already gave a nod to Mexican in the apple, sage, chipotle glaze. (Side note, today was the first day of potty training bootcamp in my house, so quick and easy was key since we are officially spent!)
So back to the tequila already...check out the ingredients below. You probably already have all of this on hand, right?
6 oz Silver Tequila
4 Tbsp Homemade cranberry sauce
4 oz Fresh squeezed orange juice
2 oz Fresh squeezed lime juice
To rim the glasses
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 Tsp Chipotle powder
1. Mix the sugar and spice blend on a small plate, and rim 4 glasses by rubbing a wedge of lime along the rim of each glass, and then dipping each into the blend. Then fill with ice.
2. In a large cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine all of the ingredients above and shake until frosty.
3. Divide evenly among glasses and enjoy!
We would love to hear what you think of leftovers. Do you like to reinvent everything like I do? Do you just love a big "Thanksgiving Day" Sandwich with the works? Or maybe you're not a big fan of leftovers and are just ready to move onto the next meal...like sushi!
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