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Raspberry Lemonade Margarita

Raspberry Lemonade Margarita
Cocktails! It's all about the cocktails! When Leslie and I were talking about what we should make for she made, ella hace this month, I suggested either going with a lemons theme or a cocktails theme. Either way, I already knew what I was making. A margarita - with a twist!

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, so of course I need to test out a few new margarita flavors.  Now, I should tell you that last week I received a delivery that contained a few samples of Partida tequila for the purposes of joining in the #limepocalypse that's happening in the US right now.

Limepocalypse,  you ask? Well, turns out that due to the bad weather and a substandard harvest of limes from Mexico (our main importer), lime prices have begun to climb sky-high. I have noticed that they are at least double what they used to be in my area. I used to be able to buy anywhere from 7-12 limes for $1 at the Mexican market and about 3 for the same price at the "regular" market. When I looked a couple of days ago, they were 99 cents each. Now, I wasn't at the Mexican market, so I need to head over there to see if they've raised that high over there, as well.
Raspberry Lemonade Margarita
But anyhoo, in honor of she made, ella hace, the #limepocalypse, AND Cinco de Mayo closing in, I decided to switch out the limes that I usually use for making margaritas for lemons! The raspberry part comes in the form of Chambord (raspberry liqueur). Top the whole thing off with a little lemonade and you're left with a lightly tart cocktail that is perfect when sipped from a glass rimmed with sugar.

Now, I'm guessing that, living IN Mexico and all, Leslie probably has everyday access to limes. So, how much do you want to bet that her Margaritas de Cerveza (Beer Margaritas) have some for squeezing (hint: go find out)?

And since I have never even tried a Beer Margarita, I think I'm going to make myself a glass of hers this weekend. You know, for the purpose of testing. Oh, and in case you didn't figure it out already, we decided on COCKTAILS (and of course we both went with a margarita) as our theme this month.

Raspberry Lemonade Margaritas
This Raspberry Lemonade Margarita may stray from tradition, but the addition of Chambord is a happy one. Enjoy this tart cocktail with a sugared rim.
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Raspberry Lemonade Margarita
by Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: n/a
Keywords: beverage dairy-free nut-free soy-free vegan alcohol lemons tequila Chambord

Ingredients (1 large or 2 small cocktails)
  • 2.5 ounces Partida Blanco Tequila (or your favorite)
  • 1 ounce Chambord
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2-4 ounces lemonade
  • ice
to finish:
  • lemon wheels, slices, or wedges
  • sugar
Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add tequila, Chambord, and lemon juice. Shake until thoroughly chilled.

Use a lemon wedge to wet the rim of your cocktail glass (es), then dip them into a plate with sugar on it. Fill the glasses with ice and strain the cocktail over them. Top them off with the lemonade.

Garnish with a lemon wheel, slice, or wedge. Enjoy!
Raspberry Lemonade Margarita
So how 'bout you? What are your favorite Margarita flavors? Your favorite cocktails that feature LEMONS - I have to be never knows how long the #limepocalypse may last!

What happens when two American girls who are both married to Mexican guys find out that although one of them lives in the U.S. and one of them lives in Mexico, they both love eating the same food?  Well, naturally they decide to get "together" the only way they can and cook up the same dishes.  Or perhaps take the same ingredients and talking about them in their own voice or using them in their own way.

Leslie and I have teamed up to occasionally cook/bake/make a our own versions of the same food.  We want to see how similar (or how different) they turn out.  Other times we will pick an ingredient and use it however we choose...or maybe just talk about it.  Good food knows no borders and we hope to share the food we love with you.  It's not a competition, it's a showcase.  We will post on the same day as each other and would love to hear your thoughts on what we've made and how you make it. 

Join me (here at All Roads Lead to the Kitchen) and Leslie in her kitchen (at La Cocina de Leslie) for some delicious food.

I received three sample-size bottles of Partida Tequila at no cost. All opinions stated in this post are my own.