You make a MARGARITA, of course! I love margaritas and I've read through several awesome recipes for them lately. They are my favorite thing in the world on a hot summer day!
I was baking a strawberry cake today and had a zested lemon and some strawberry puree staring me in the face when all was said and done. Normally I'm a lime margarita on the rocks kind of girl but there was something about that bowl of strawberry goodness that was calling my name!
I pulled out my shaker and put in some ice, about 3 tbsp of the puree, the juice of 1/2 lemon, 1 oz Patron Anejo, 1/2 oz Cointreau, and 1 oz water -- I would have used simple syrup instead of water but I'd already sweetened my strawberry puree so that was all of the sugar I needed. Feel free to use syrup if you like a sweeter cocktail. I shook everything up and poured it through the strainer into my margarita glass. Before pouring, I used the lemon half to rub the edge of the glass and dipped it into sugar. Now, I did not strain the puree to remove the seeds and pulp. I was really going for the muddled fruit texture -- feel free to strain if you don't like that!
This drink will be made again in this house! Next time with girlfriends in attendance!
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