We’re starting to put together our Halloween crafts this weekend and one of the things we considered doing was making gourds out of avocado skins. Guess what? It didn’t work…AT ALL. What worked was a new margarita recipe we’ve been wanting to put together for a while — a spicy avocado margarita! If it sounds and looks weird, don’t worry because it’s delicious. Here’s the recipe: Read more →
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We’re already planning for the spring season at Our Crafty Home. In addition to several new garden projects, we’re also planning a few Easter crafts. One of our ideas actually involved a wreath made out of real carrots…who knows if we’ll do it (we really don’t want those pesky squirrels to make off with it!), but just thinking about this wreath made us crave carrots. Instead of heading to the fridge and snacking on a few carrots, we decided to get carrot juice and make one of our favorite cocktails…a margarita! We found a delicious blend from Ralph & Charlie’s made with mango juice, which only added more goodness to the drink. To give it a kick (in addition to the generous amount of Corzo tequila), we added ALOT of cayenne pepper. Here’s the recipe: Read more →
It’s the day before the NEW JERSEY Giants play on Super Bowl XLVI and we’re trying to finish up this week’s project today so that we don’t miss a single second of the game tomorrow. We were craving something sweet and tart, so we decided to do a very unusual experiment with our cocktail this week…use yogurt instead of one of the traditional mixers. We were a little afraid because we didn’t know how the yogurt would hold up to the tequila, but the flavor that we picked was perfect. The drink was every bit as delicious as a real Key Lime Pie, but also very light and smooth. Here’s the recipe: Read more →
We’re crazy about margaritas and after the Manhattan, they are probably our favorite drink nowadays. They are perfect for the football playoff season (go Giants!) and go very well with any type of food. To save on the calories we use the Light variety of juice from Ocean Spray. Here’s how you can make it too: Read more →
We’re still celebrating the Arkansas Razorbacks’ victory at the Cotton Bowl last Friday night! So this weekend we’re dedicating our cocktail break to the Hogs by making the quintessential party cocktail…a Margarita. This also gives us an excuse to try out our brand-new cocktail glasses that our sister Ranae and our friend Hannah gave us for Christmas!
We call our margarita recipe the Skinny Rita because it’s low in calories — we don’t use a store-bought mix, which tends to be super loaded with sugar. We only add lime juice and artificial sweetener to the tequila and just a dash of Triple Sec. Try it…it’s the perfect cocktail to watch a football game, now that we’re in the middle of playoffs and the Super Bowl is just around the corner! Here’s the recipe: Read more →
Today is one of those days that calls for a margarita…sunny, warm, and just the right amount of sticky humidity — the perfect summer day! Here’s a recipe that’s going to help you cool off while enjoying the sun!
Makes 2 cocktails
- 6 oz of Corzo tequila
- 6 oz can of pineapple juice
- 4 oz of diet ginger ale
- 1 tbs of fresh ginger pulp
- 1 lime
Mix all of the ingredients together, with the juice of half of the lime and stir well Serve over a tall glass of ice and garnish with the rest of the lime. Delicioso!
The second day of a long weekend usually means another cookout. We’re making another delicious drink, this time with a kick of jalapenos!
Makes one pitcher
- One bottle (.750 ml) of Jose Cuervo Silver tequila
- One bottle (1.75 liters) of Tropicana Trop50 Pomegranate Blueberry juice (yes, it’s low-cal too!!!)
- One cup of Triple Sec
- One medium size jalapeno
- Lime slices for garnish
Pour the entire bottle of tequila into a large pitcher. Next, using rubber gloves, slice the jalapeno in half and add to the tequila. Let it rest for at least 30 minutes (or longer, if you’d like it hotter). Take the jalapeno out and add the rest of the ingredients and let it rest for about 1 hour. Serve over ice and garnish with the lime. Happy Sunday!