Saturday, June 22, 2013

Summer Chillin' Blog Hop

 Woot! Summer's here! Or so the calendar says. Our weather's not supposed to flip-flop - we're supposed to wear them! But it's either chilly or tropical here in central Pennsylvania.

No matter. Summer's a time to relax and chill out. Hit the deck with some margaritas!


Here's a recipe served by my heroine, Joss Gibson, at her bed and breakfast, Lavender Hill Inn. Joss grows her own lavender but you can purchase culinary lavender (check the label to be sure it's free of chemicals and pollutants). Refreshing and light, it’s a perfect summer drink!

Lavender Margaritas
Ingredients
           1 cup of tequila, to taste (optional)
           ½ cup blue curacao or other orange-flavored liqueur
           1 cup canned coconut milk
           1/3 cup lime juice
           2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries, unsweetened
           2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, unsweetened
           4 cups ice cubes
           1 tablespoon granulated sugar
           1 teaspoon fresh or dried culinary lavender blossoms
           Lime wedge

Directions
1. In blender, combine tequila, curacao, coconut milk and lime juice. Cover and mix on high speed. Gradually add raspberries, blueberries, and ice. Mix until margarita mixture is smooth yet slushy.

2. In small bowl, mash sugar and lavender blossoms with a spoon. Rub glass rims with lime wedge to moisten. Dip rims in lavender sugar (or coarse salt), coating evenly.

3. Pour margaritas into glasses. Garnish with lavender sprigs.

4. Enjoy! (Responsibly)



Check out the other blogs in the Summer Chillin' Blog Hop: http://www.inlinkz.com/wpview.php?id=281397 or  http://writery.wordpress.com/2013/06/04/summer-chillin-blog-hop-is-almost-here/

GIVEAWAY!
One commenter will receive an ebook of my fantasy romance novel, The Magic of Lavender. Be sure to leave your email address!



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PSST!
Today's also the last day of my blog tour for Cursed, recently released by Decadent Publishing. Follow the link in the post below to enter that Rafflecopter giveaway!

And mark your calendars for June 26 - Cursed will be the Book-A-Day giveaway at All Romance eBooks!

 

9 comments:

Pat said...

Looks like a great book, and I love the recipe for Lavender Margaritas - can't wait to try them!

writery said...

MMm lavender is so underused in cooking but i'm glad to see this recipe. I totally want to try this!

wanda f said...

This sounds like an amazing read .Thank you for the yummy recipe I cant wait to try it .Hope you have a great weekend .

Debby said...

The drink sounds delicious. Love the lavender touch.
debby236 at gmail dot com

Starla Kaye said...

Good luck with the book. And the recipe sounds great.

LD Masterson said...

Hmm. All of a sudden I'm feeling thirsty. Excuse me. (...where's that tequila?)

DMS said...

This sounds delicious! I love lavender! Thanks for the recipe and the chance to win. :)
~Stephanie
stefpeterson@yahoo.com

Tessa said...

Sounds delicious, perfect to make for summer!
tessa dot bamberg at kolumbus dot fi

Diane Saxon said...

Mmmm Margaritas. Lovely recipe. Can't wait for the sun to shine!