One of my friends posted pictures on facebook yesterday of the margaritas she and her significant other were enjoying at a local cantina. Robin had a sweet looking Watermelon Margarita and Tim had a fiery Jalapeño Margarita. Instantly I craved a margarita. A blended margarita.
I recently went on a business trip to Las Vegas and enjoyed a really nice dinner at Taqueria Canonita located in the Venetian Hotel. The company, the atmosphere, the food…were all wonderful. But the Jalapeño Infused Margarita was inspirational.
When the blackberries are in season and look this good, I’m hunting recipes to make. This Margarita recipe from Cooking Light was just what I was looking for. Just so happens it makes four two…so I recommend inviting a friend, like I did.
After a week of sharing and reminiscing about New England, I give you my most favorite dessert, inspired by the Monadnock Inn’s secret Chocolate Mousse recipe. As I recall, several years ago, their recipe earned Gourmet magazine’s Best Chocolate Mousse award.
While I generally order my Margaritas on the rocks with salt, if I’m going to have one frozen – bring me a spoon please. Today is National Margarita Day, too great a Post op to pass on (ha!).
I decided this would be a chance to make my first Granita. The Granita originated in Italy and can vary in texture and flavor throughout regions depending on the ingredients and freezing method. I’ve seen some lovely Granita recipes on the pages of fellow food lovers. And have been taking notes of the ones I will try when the warm weather comes back around…flavors such as Wild Strawberry, Cucumber Mint, and Pink Grapefruit come to mind and I absolutely can not wait to make a Mojito Granita. However for today, on her special day, we’ll enjoy Margarita Granita style.