So excited to celebrate Fat Tuesday this year with the pups and some delicious Sneekys! We are busy gearing up for another catering event this week so I thought I'd take the opportunity to relax now. The weather in LA is gorgeous and takes me back to sunny Nantucket, where I first enjoyed this tasty beverage.
Fresh Cranberry Margarita
1 1/4 cup Cranberry juice
2 cups fresh frozen cranberries
1 cup Tequila
1/2 cup Orange Liqueur
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons kosher salt
1 orange, zested and peeled
1 Tablespoon lime zest
Reserve the orange zest, lime zest, and 1/2 cup of the frozen cranberries for the salted rim and garnish.
Place half of the remaining ingredients in a blender and fill with ice. Blend until smooth then pour into a pitcher. When finished, blend in the rest of the ingredients. I like to make the second batch not as smooth so there is some texture to the overall drink. Pour into pitcher.
To make the salted rim: mix the salt, lime, and orange zest together. Put the 1/2 cup of cranberries into a ramekin to garnish your Sneeky.
Comment below with your favorite Mardi Gras drink - just be sure to try mine first!