Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday Forecast: A Light Mix of Margaritas, Mexican and Movies

Winter finally hit here in the midwest.   Snowy, cold, dreary...that calls for a night of margaritas, Mexican food, a warm fire and some movies.  Time to relax and splurge a little on the food front.  I have had a hankerin' for some good Mexican food and my favorite blackberry margarita.  I have been buying some really good blackberries lately, even though they are not in season. 
So, the evening will start with this:

Blackberry Margarita Recipe:

1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 lime
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup 100% agave blanco tequila
3/4 cup Grand Marnier or Cointreau - I love both
2/3 cup fresh lime juice
12 ounces fresh blackberries
sprigs of mint

Combine 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar and kosher salt in a dish. Cut lime into 9 wedges; rub rims of 8 glasses with 1 lime wedge. Dip rims of glasses in salt mixture. Combine water and 1/2 cup sugar in a microwave-safe glass measuring cup. Microwave at HIGH 2 1/2 minutes, stirring to dissolve sugar; cool. Combine syrup, tequila, Grand Marnier, fresh lime juice, and blackberries in a blender; process until smooth. Strain mixture through a cheesecloth-lined sieve over a pitcher; discard solids. Serve over ice. Garnish with remaining lime wedges and mint.

And will follow with:
Chimichurri Halibut Tacos
Grilled Pineapple-Avocado Salsa
Baked Black Beans

The movie selections for tonight:

What is the forecast where you live?
Have a fabulous weekend!

Images via Pinterest
Recipe adapted from Cooking Light 


  1. Delish! That sounds way better than Chickfila and water. Darling blog, glad to have found you. :-)


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