Wish Upon A Dish: Beverages Are Hot !! ♥ Recipe Redux Challenge February 2014

February 22, 2014

Beverages Are Hot !! ♥ Recipe Redux Challenge February 2014

I am so ready for warmer weather. Since the Recipe Redux February Challenge is all about the drinks, all I could think about was something fruity but not too sweet and with a color that begs to be served on a beach somewhere in my head.

I took two of my favorite drinks, the Tequila Sunrise and the Margarita and blended them together to create a Margarita Sunrise.  I liked the addition of pineapple, honey and orange juice. This drink could be made non-alcoholic and still be quite refreshing and a splash of Prosecco would keep it leaner than with the tequila, but this drink has less than a shot of tequila per drink, so it is already on the healthier side than a straight Margarita would be.

Margarita Sunrise
makes 4 drinks
* 1/3 cup fresh lime juice (from about 3 limes), plus wedges for serving 
* 3 tablespoons honey 
* 1 cup orange juice 
* 2 cups fresh or frozen pineapple cubes 
* 1/4 cup triple sec
* 1/3 cup tequila
* 2 cups ice
* 1 teaspoon Sriracha
* 1 tablespoon grenadine (optional)

Stir together lime juice and honey; add to a blender, along with orange juice, pineapple, triple sec, tequila, and ice. Blend until smooth and frothy.
Pour a teaspoon of grenadine into the bottom of each glass. Using the bottom of a spoon to diffuse the pour of the drink, carefully pour the drink over the back of a spoon into the glass. As the drink sits it separates into four distinct colors, to look like a sunrise.

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