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Monday, April 27, 2009

I can't wait for Cinco de Mayo with my TwitterMoms!


So, about a week ago I started my diet back up. My goal is to lose 11 pounds by May 5th (Cinco de Mayo) and then I will allow myself the luxury of drinking MY Jose Cuervo Margaritas alongside my Twittermoms. If you would like to know more about it, check out their website HERE Also, something very important, remember to Retweet the party, because Jose Cuervo will donate $1 to RADD (formerly known as Recording Artists, Actors and Athletes Against Drunk Driving) for every RT up to $2500!

My mouth is watering just THINKING ABOUT my margaritas. I tend to drink them more like a Marg-a-tini though :) Who would LOVE my recipe? I know you are dying to know. Well, here goes!

PREP:
I take an entire bottle of Jose Cuervo Especial and I add to it a frozen bag of berries (strawberries, blueberries and raspberries work best). I let that sit at room temperature, in a bowl, for up to 2 weeks. I know, I know, that is a loooooong time to wait (but it is worth it!)

After the time is elapsed, I strain the tequila and I put it back into the original bottle. Next, I put ice in a shaker as well as in my glass. (I also add water to the glass to chill it while I shake up my Margatini!) To the shaker I add the following:

*3 ounces of Jose Cuervo Especial (that has been steeped with berries)
*The juice of two fresh limes
*1 ounce of simple syrup (see recipe below)


Empty out the ice/water from your margarita glass and fill with your Jose Cuervo Margatini. Garnish with a lime slice and a fresh berry or two! This drink is heavenly!


One other reminder.....if you are celebrating Cinco de Mayo with Jose Cuervo, Coronas or any other libation, please make sure you drink responsibly because drunk driving is STUPID!!

Oh, and I can't forget my favorite party song of all time!! Check it out!



SIMPLE SYRUP
2 parts sugar
1 part water
Preparation:

Bring the water to a boil.
Dissolve the sugar into the boiling water.
Once the sugar is dissolved completely, remove the pan from the heat.
Allow to cool completely and bottle.