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Saturday, July 17, 2010 can add alcohol!

While Agua de Jamaica is fantastic on its own...flavorful with health mixes up perfectly in a cocktail, too Dani.  I apologize for the quick posts this weekend...unless you're enjoying the quickies, in which case, I do what I can...I've been dealing with some sort of "bug" that is ravaging my sinuses and internal functions, so I'm just pulling out some photos that have been waiting in the wings...for their moment in the spotlight.  Just looking at the computer screen for this short amount of time has made me dizzy all over again...ugh.  Mommy.

Jamaica Sangria
from the kitchen of girlichef

1 bottle Chardonnay
1/2 c. Triple Sec
juice of 2 oranges

fruits for bottom, cut as seen fit:

Place all the fruit in the bottom of a pitcher and pour liquids over.  Stir and refrigerate until very cold.  Serve over ice.

Hibiscus Margarita (on the rocks)
slightly adapted from Antojitos by Barbara Sibley & Margaritte Malfy

1 lime, quartered
Piquín Chile Salt recipe below
ice cubes
8 oz. blanco tequila
6 oz. sour mix recipe below
4 oz. Triple Sec
splash of freshly squeezed orange juice
lime slices, garnish

Rub rim of each glass w/ a lime quarter. Spread chile salt on small plate and dip each rim into the salt to coat. Set glass aside. 

Mix all the liquids together and chill thoroughly.  Fill glasses with ice cubes and pour margaritas into prepared glasses. Garnish w/ lime.

Sour Mix
yield: ~8 c.

4 c. water
3/4 c. sugar
4 c. lime juice

In a saucepan, bring the water and sugar to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve sugar.  Let syrup boil for ~3 minutes, or until sugar is thoroughly dissolved and syrup is clear.  Remove from heat and cool eopletely.  Add lime juice a little at a time, stirring constantly.  Transfer mix to jar w/ tight-fitting lid and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Piquín Chile Salt
yield: ~1/4 c.

3 Tbs. kosher salt
~1 Tbs. piquín chile powder

Mix together in small bowl.  Use right away or transfer to jar w/ tight fitting lid and store at room temp.


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  1. Sorry to hear you're not feeling real great! Hope your back to yourself in no time.
    This drink with the chardonnay and the chile salt seems like it would do wonders for your health ;-) Looks delicous!

    Bring on the alcohol.

  2. You know, I hear tequila is really good at curing illnesses. Just take a few shots and you won't even remember that you're sick!

    Seriously though feel better! This looks so refreshing.

  3. I don't like hearing your sick. Sorry. Feel better soonest sweet girl.
    Hey now that's what I'm talking about. Yum on the summer drinks. Uh huh, yesum, gonna hafta try me some.
    Thanks, feel better, says The Olde Bagg

  4. Ohh...what a trooper you are. Great post with drinks for the weekend. Maybe this Agua de Jamaica will help you feel better sooner!

  5. Delicious--loving all the hibiscus drinks. Drink a bunch of it and get to feeling better OK?! ;-)

  6. Yumilicous! I love girly fruity drinks!
    I hope you are feeling better soon.

  7. Salud my friend! A few of these and you'll be all better :-)

  8. I'm with Joanne, Tequila will either cure you or kill do hope you feel better soon, summer is a bad time to be feeling down..and thank you for these great drink recipes!

  9. Quickies are always fun ;)

    Hope you're feeling better soon!

  10. Hope you're feeling better. I have been away and haven't been out and about myself lately. Absolutely gorgeous drink pictures, especially the last two.

  11. I am so sorry you're not feeling well - darnit! Beautiful photos of this drink! I've been posting quickies this week too, just so busy at work!

  12. Hope you feel better soon. More alcohol...germs hate alcohol ;)

  13. Ja make a sangria for me? hahaha...couldn't resist! Now this is what I'm talkin 'bou!!! good stuff. CHEERS (my word verification is R rated so I can't share it with you LOL)

  14. Oh ya...and feel better my friend!!!

  15. I hope you feel better soon...This drink sounds and looks great:)

  16. OK, NOW you're speaking my LNAGUAGE!! Yum!!!

    Yeah, that stinks whenyou just feel puny like that. Get better soon!

  17. by now I'm assuming you're feeling better! (if not, you need to see a dr or have another batch of these margs LOL). What a beautiful margarita!! I'm glad you let me know that Agua de Jamaica makes a wonderful cocktail :D

  18. pretty. At first glance I thought this was a jello and fruit salad :-)

  19. Love this! Also do a similar recipe for a fruit ice tea for the kids to enjoy.