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APPLE & BLOOD ORANGE MARGARITA

 



As soon as I feel a slight crisp in the wind, all the fall recipes come out to play. And by slight crisp, I mean its still 80 outside and that slight crisp wind is only in the early morning or late at night. And this week’s forecast is calling for 90’s. But, hey it’s California, we don’t really get a transitional season, it goes straight from hot to cold. I’m eager to start sipping on apple cider and mulled wines, but I feel a bit off doing it in my sandals and shorts. These warm cocktails will have to wait for the cold weather but till then its all about the apple-infused cocktails. Since it’s still pretty hot, this apple & blood orange margarita is ideal for the start of the fall season while we still have a little bit of heat left. 

 

A P P L E  &  B L O O D  O R A N G E   M A R G A R I T A

P R E P   5   M I N.     |     S E R V E S   1  D R I N K
 

I N G R E D I E N T S

1 1/2 – 2 oz. mezcal or silver tequila
2 oz apple cider
2 oz blood orange juice
1 oz fresh lime juice
1-2 tsp agave nectar
cinnamon sugar salt
slice of apple + dried blood orange slices for garnish
 
D I R E C T I O N S

In a small bowl, combine equal parts of cinnamon, sugar, and salt. 
Run a lime wedge around your glass, and rim with the sugar-cinnamon salt.

Fill the glass with ice. In a cocktail shaker, combine mezcal, apple cider, blood orange and lime juice, and agave nectar. Shake it up! Finally, pour into the prepared glass and garnish with apple and blood orange slices.

FALL ENTERTAINING TIP:

This is a great cocktail that can be made in batches for Fall entertaining. Combine the mezcal, apple cider, blood orange, lime juice and agave in a pitcher and stir to combine. Keep chilled in the fridge. When it’s cocktail time, coat the rims of 4 glasses in salted cinnamon sugar. Add ice to each glass and pour the margaritas over the ice. Finally, garnish! 

Cheers! 

xx

Abby

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By on September 29, 2017 in BEIJOS COCKTAILS, COCKTAILS, Fall cocktails, RECIPES

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The Daly’s Ale with Owl’s Brew Radler

 


I don’t know about you, but this week went by soooo slow! Maybe it’s cause the hubby is gone, we are in full swing of back to school, and I have a sick one on hand but this Mama is so excited that it’s Friday! Tonight it’s all about relaxing, hanging with the little ones, and treating myself to a cocktail. With Fall officially here, I like to enjoy a beer cocktail every once in a while. I’m a big wino, but fall just screams beer to me. Maybe cause it’s the start of football season? Especially with my recent date with the hubby beer tasting, a beer cocktail is what I’m craving today!

I recently discovered Owl’s Brews Radler, and they are officially in my Fall cocktail routine. Not only is their packaging on point, but their beer and tea are real ingredients and none of that processed and concentrated crap you see. Yes, beer and tea all in one drink! Check it out tea lovers, this is so meant for you.  Sticking with my blondie fam, I’m loving The Blondie, its a wheat beer paired with organic English breakfast, lemon peel, lemon and lime juice. Oh, and two hot babes are behind this beer company which I love!

Simple. Yummy. Pretty. 

Photos by Foxes and Wolves

THE DALY’S ALE

 I N G R E D I E N T S 

12 oz. The Blondie Radler 
2 oz. Vodka

D I R E C T I O N S

Combine ingredients in a stemless wine glass and gently stir.
Garnish with a lemon wheel.

It doesn’t get more simple than that. 

Happy Friday!

xx

Abby

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By on September 22, 2017 in BEIJOS COCKTAILS, COCKTAILS, Fall cocktails

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The GCP: A Guava Tropical Cocktail


This past weekend, I designed a cute tropical flamingo birthday party that had me dreaming for some more tropical in my life. Well, thank goodness its tropical week here at Beijos. Jacquelyn and I had been yearning to do some fun tropical features this summer. There was just only one problem. We had way too many ideas! So tropical week it is! I don’t think we are gonna hear any uproar about that. We narrowed down our favorites, and I’m sure you can guess my picks. Food + Booze. And, I also bet you can speculate which fruit was on my top list… yup, that guava goodness. Am I too predictable? Oh well, let’s get a little coconutty over some guava, shall we?

Now, guava has herself some good time Sally friends to hang out with, pineapple and coconut. Together, these three make an entertaining trio that will have you convinced you are in Paradise, and not standing in line at the market daydreaming up a full day’s tropical vacation from the cover of the magazine by the check out stand. And, finally snapping out of it when you realize the sandals in your day dream are mismatched cause you are staring at your own sandals. 

Your own sandals that are on your feet in public, mismatched. Awesome. 

Photography by  Candiss Koenitzer

The GCP 
The Guava Coconut Pineapple Cocktail

In my day dream, I was laying in a hammock with my pals, no not the pineapple and coconut. I have real friends, I swear. We were sipping on this pretty pink cocktail and cracking up about how Judy just tripped in front of this guy named Scott. She clearly had too many cocktails.  
Surrounded by coconut and guava trees, but no pineapple. Not sure why there was no pineapple. Gazing at the emerald- blue waters, and enjoying that cocktail. 

Then, a coconut hit me on the head, and there I was in line still in my mismatched sandals and my Judy organic eggs all over my feet thanks to my 5-year-old who was thinking he was a big boy attempting to act cool in front of our checker, Scott. 

I had no choice to come up with this cocktail that made me look like the mom of the year. This cocktail is a keeper. It literally is a vacation in a cup. Add an orchid for complete vision, and turn up that vacation island playlist for true mood setting. I would say go outside and enjoy by the pool, but it’s 110 out there right now so a couch in the air conditioning will do. 

xx

Abby

 

 

 

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By on August 29, 2017 in BEIJOS COCKTAILS, COCKTAILS

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Citrus Tumeric Margarita

I’m still obsessing about the El Barrio bar we visited during our girl’s getaway trip to Gunerville. Not only was this bar beyond cool with all its vibrant details, but the drinks were Ah-mazing! I mean cmon, did you see the toilet! Where can I get one of those? We had a hard time leaving this place. When I got home, I was still dreaming of the cocktails that we had at El Barrio. I recruited my husband to try and recreate or come close to what we had there. The El Amarillo and the La Patrona were our favorite drinks there. The El Amarillo was a group favorite! This tasty tequila cocktail was unique as it had turmeric and tamarind to make your taste buds dance. We could never re-create what El Barrio creates, but we could try to come close. This will tie us over till we can visit them again, which we hope is very soon!

Photos by Carlie Statsky



Citrus Tumeric Margarita

2 ounces  Campo Azul Reposado Tequila
1/2 ounces Cointreau
1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 tablespoon agave nectar
ice

Add the Tequila, Cointreau, lime juice, agave, and turmeric powder, along with some ice cubes. Shake until well mixed. 

Strain the drink into an Old Fashioned glass over large square ice. Garnish with a slice of lime.

Makes 1 yummy cocktail.

 

xx

Abby





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By on July 28, 2017 in COCKTAILS, GIRLS DAY OUT

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Watermelon Frosé Slushy

With all this pretty blush and rosé going on this week, we had to end the week with a sweet treat. Meet the watermelon frosé slushy. The best adult shaved ice drink you will ever have! Growing up, every year we went on vacation to Oregon, I always got shaved ice as my dessert. Watermelon was always my choice of syrup. So when I saw a recipe for a watermelon frosé, I had to try it! This sweet little drink will have you loving rosé in a new way! 

Photos by Megan Bautista

 





Ingredients

Watermelon
Bottle of your favorite rosé
sugar
lime

Directions

Watermelon Syrup

1/2 cup fresh watermelon juice (from about 2 cups of fresh watermelon cubes)
1/3 cup sugar

 To make the watermelon juice, blend the watermelon cubes in a blender until pureed and smooth. Pour the mixture through a fine mesh strainer to remove any pulp. Take 1/2 cup of the juice and pour it into a saucepan with the sugar, reserving the other juice for the frosé. Heat over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Turn off the heat and let it come to room temperature.

1 (standard 750mL) bottle of rosé
1/2 cup fresh watermelon syrup (recipe below)
1/2 cup fresh watermelon juice
1/2 lime, juiced

Take all of the above and blend. Place in a freezer safe container and freezer. Every hour or so revisit the mixture and scrap using a fork. This will create shaved ice. Do so until the mixture is frozen and in a slushy state. Simple take out, scoop into pretty little coupes, and serve! 

xx

Abby

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By on July 14, 2017 in COCKTAILS

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