Monday, July 4, 2011

stars & stripes

I like making red white and blue foods on the fourth and... drinking margaritas. This is so cute and so simple. The first time I made it I put the 1/2 teas. of salt that martha intended for the rims into the drink and I really liked it-- this is right on the edge of being too sweet and I like that little extra bit of salt. Happy holidays!

Patriotic Coconut Margarita
adapted from martha stewart

1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice, plus 2 tablespoons for glasses (about 5 limes)
3/4 cup cream of coconut
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons tequila
1/4 cup Cointreau or other orange liqueur

Salt for the Rim
strawberries cut into stars with a small cookie cutter

Put the first 5 ingredients in the blender with about a cup of ice and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses with salted rims and garnish with berries.