Cinco De Mayo Mango Margarita

Happy Cinco De Mayo!  Things have been very hectic this week but that didn't stop me from making a cocktail for the 5th of May.  My margarita recipe is very simple but the addition of mango makes this cocktail special.  I hope you're all having a great Friday and enjoy the weekend with people you love.

 

Ingredients

  • tequila
  • limes
  • a mango
  • agave
  • ice

Process

  1. Slice mango and puree 
  2. Pour 1 1/2 oz of tequila to a shaker
  3. Add the juice of 1 lime, .75 oz agave, .75 oz mango puree 
  4. Add ice to shaker and shake for ten seconds 
  5. Pour into a glass over fresh ice and garnish with a lime wheel 
  6. Enjoy 

Quick Turmeric Latte

I know I am a little late to the game, and Golden Milks were all the rage last year, but I finally made a Turmeric Latte.  Turmeric is a staple in our home, as I enjoy cooking curries and always add it to my bone brothso throwing together a quick latte was a natural process.  If you aren't already familiar with turmeric there are a few benefits that I should mention.  It is anti-inflammatory which is great for arthritis and many western diseases including heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s.  Studies have also shown that turmeric can help with depression and is anti-aging.  There is a lot of information on turmeric and if you want a more in-depth summary of it's benefits you can go here but in this space, I try to keep it very basic so people at all levels of wellness can keep up.

Okay back to the latte.  Moon Deli is a great supplement company and their Golden Turmeric  with ginger and black pepper is next-level.  Black pepper helps your body with absorption and a lot of golden milk recipes will call for this addition, but this blend already has it.  The Golden Turmeric blend also has ginger which further helps with inflammation and digestion, among other things.  Here is the 1,2, 3, easy way that I made a Turmeric Latte.  

 

Ingredients 

  • Golden Turmeric
  • Vanilla Cream Stevia
  • Milk of choice, I used hemp
  • Cute Coffee Mug
  • Cute Wooden Spoon

Process

  1.  Heat one cup of milk until warm but not boiling 
  2. Add one teaspoon of Golden Turmeric Blend
  3. Add three drops of Vanilla Cream Stevia
  4. Stir and Enjoy

Valenthyme's Day Cocktail + Mocktail Recipe

Last night a couple of girl friend's invited me to something called Galentine's Day, a ladies-only gathering on February 14.  Unable to attend, but flattered to be invited to hang out with the younger, cooler crowd, I was inspired to create a cocktail that would be perfect for this gathering. Pink, herbaceous and bright, this cocktail or mocktail is easy to prepare and won't disappoint. 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Fresh Grapefruit
  • Fresh Thyme
  • Fresh Raspberries 
  • Vodka

* For mocktail you'll need lemons and sparkling water 

Process

  1.  To prepare the simple syrup, simmer 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water until sugar is dissolved.  Allow to cool.
  2. To prepare the cocktail, muddle 3 raspberries in the shaker.  Once crushed, add 3/4 oz fresh grapefruit juice, 3/4 ounce simple syrup, 3 springs of thyme and 1 1/2 oz vodka.  Top with ice.
  3. Shake for approximately ten seconds then strain into fresh glass over large ice cube.  If you don't have the molds for large cocktail cubes, get them!  These are what I use...
  4. Garnish with fresh thyme and enjoy with people you love.

* For mocktail omit vodka and squeeze half a lemon in shaker.  Strain into glass over large ice cube and top with sparkling water.