Infused Beverages + Spicy Tequila Sunrise

Most recent blog post for Celebrate magazine:

Infused Beverages

 

Black Cherry Rum, Strawberry-Rosemary Vodka, and Pineapple-Jalapeno Tequila
Black Cherry Rum, Strawberry-Rosemary Vodka, and Pineapple-Jalapeno Tequila (Photo credit: Hoffman Media)

 

 

 

Want to spice up your next tequila sunrise? Try out this recipe:

Ingredients
  1. 2 cups ice
  2. 4 ounces orange juice
  3. 1 ounce Pineapple-Jalapeño Tequila
  4. 2 teaspoons grenadine
  5. Garnish: sliced lime, fresh pineapple
Instructions
  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine ice, orange juice, and tequila. Cover, and shake vigorously for 30 to 45 seconds. Strain into two glasses filled with ice. Top both with 1 teaspoon grenadine. Garnish with sliced lime and pineapple, if desired.
Adapted from Entertain Decorate Celebrate, May/June 2014

Beginner Gardening Tips

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Beginner Gardening Tips + Salad Recipe

 

Spring Produce.
Spring Produce. (Photo credit: Melissa L Brinley)

 

Wondering what to do with some produce from your garden? Check out this asparagus salad recipe:

Ingredients
  1. 1 pound fresh asparagus
  2. 1 fennel bulb
  3. 2 naval oranges, sectioned
  4. 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  5. 1 teaspoon kosher sea salt
  6. 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  7. 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  8. 1 lemon, juiced
Instructions
  1. Using a vegetable peeler, shave asparagus spears to make ribbons. Use a mandoline to slice fennel and a sharp knife to slice orange sections. In a large bowl, combine black pepper, kosher sea salt, extra-virgin olive oil, Dijon mustard, and lemon juice. Whisk for 30 seconds to combine. Add asparagus, fennel, and orange sections. Toss to combine. Serve immediately.