Mint Julep Margaritas

4 May

I know I am late to the blogging party today.

But I am about to make up for it with the best margarita creation ever.

I told you May was going to be epic.

It all started with yesterday’s weather. When I departed for work, the temperature was a balmy 77 degrees and continued to rise as the day went on.

Leaving the house without a coat felt like a dirty, indulgent sin. And in a skirt and wedges, no less!

Summer, hit me with your best shot.

The universe was basically begging me to test out a margarita creation with Emily for our weekend full of Cinco de Mayo & Derby celebrations.

You might be asking yourself, how is it possible to honor both of these great events equally? I know, me too. But don’t worry. I’ve got your back.

I am not the biggest mint julep fan, considering whiskey is not my cup of tea. So we set out to mix the minty beverage with a traditional margarita…

Mint Julep Margarita

{Serves 2}

3 oz. good silver tequila
1 oz. triple sec
1 oz. fresh lime juice
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 oz. agave nectar
generous splash orange or tangerine juice
1/8 C. fresh mint
generous handful of ice
mint for garnish

Combine all ingredients sans mint in a blender and blend until smooth. Add mint; blend again.

Add mint garnish!

We were unsure of what to expect, but a minty, frothy, icy, citrusy love child was born!

The ingredients are all natural; not the overly sweet variety we’re all used to.

After I took my first sip, I made a beeline to JC to eagerly ask him to taste it. He quickly informed me that I was seriously scaring him with my mad scientist face. Even as he snapped the above picture, he kept encouraging me to cool it with the crazy eyes. I couldn’t. Too much minty excitement.

Happy Kentucky de Meyo!

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