Drinks #13, 14, 15: Tequila Inspired Simple Cocktails for Brunch

Today is Mother’s Day and many of you are out celebrating by going out to brunch. Personally, I’m a little worn down on Bloody Mary’s and Mimosas. Here are three great alternatives to your typical brunch fare. They aren’t Margaritas, I know, I know. But, they all have tequila and are a refreshing way to celebrate any Sunday morning. I’ll be having one and doing as much of the crossword as possible until my sweet-heart comes to my rescue (we are the Yin and the Yang of the crossword!).  Cheers to you Mom!!!!

Bloody Maria

3-4 sprigs of cilantro

2 ounces of tequila

4 ounces of Bloody Mary mix (yes, I use a mix — LOVE Trader Joe’s and Zing Zang and Mr. & Mrs. T’s Spicy)

squeeze of lime juice

Muddle cilantro with lime juice in a high ball glass. Add ice, then tequila and Bloody Mary mix and stir. Garnish with what’s left in the fridge (olives, celery, jalapenos, bacon, etc.)

Paloma (THE drink in Mexico)

juice from 1/2 of lime

2 ounces tequila

4 ounces grapefruit soda (like Squirt or Jarritos for an authentic drink)

Add all of the ingredients to a high ball glass filled with ice.  Stir gently.

Salty Chihuahua (my favorite airport breakfast drink because it is so simple and so tasty)

2 ounces tequila

4 ounces grapefruit juice

Add all of the ingredients to a high ball glass rimmed with salt and filled with ice. Stir.




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