Planning a bridal shower, ladies lunch or just an evening with your favorite gals? How pretty is this? A Pink Lemonade Margarita! It’s the perfect cocktail for that perfect occasion. Dainty and delicate in your prettiest glasses, this citrus-y cocktail has taken on a new slant! Not your typical Cinco de Mayo “bebida”! When I saw this recipe by Abby Larson of Style Me Pretty on Cosmopolitan magazine’s website, the pretty pictures caught my eye, and we’re ladies, so….duh! A must! It was almost like Abby Larson knew what we love… All things pretty!
Put the rimming salt aside, it’s time to create some edible confetti! Choose a few of the prettiest edible flowers and snip the petals. Voilà! The perfect assortment of color…edible color! Can it get any prettier than that? This is a cocktail that will make everyone smile! Sipping Pretty in Pink!
Your guests will feel like they’re strolling through a spring garden with the hint of citrus and flowers at their lips.
To let the carbonation settle a bit, pour lemonade into a large pitcher and let sit a bit while preparing the rest of the cocktail.
Fill a large glass or martini shaker with ice cubes (crushed ice would melt too quickly and dilute the drink too much)
Add the tequila, triple sec and lime juice.
Shake vigorously. If using a glass, stir vigorously and pour into pitcher with lemonade. Set aside.
Pour a small amount of simple syrup in to a flat dish or saucer.
Dip the rim of the glass into the syrup. You can coat the entire diameter of the rim, or if you are only adding petals to a portion of the rim, as we did, you will only need to dip that smaller area.
Using a paper towel slightly dampened with warm water, wipe away any areas where the simple syrup may have dripped or gotten onto by accident.
In a smaller dish or workspace, sprinkle your pretty confetti petals. If using assorted petal colors, be sure to mix them up a bit for that real confetti look!
Dip the simple syrup’d (like how I made that a verb!) rims into your pile of pretties! Alternatively, you can angle the glass and sprinkle the petals over the syrup’d edges to adhere. If using this technique, be sure to remove the ones that may have gotten in the glass…although, a few floating petals could actually be pretty too!
Quickly stir or shake the margarita one more time and carefully pour into the prepared glasses.
Top each glass with a final splash of orange juice and enjoy!
Snip the petals into very narrow strips, lengthwise, and then again crosswise to create the mini square confetti shape.
Add the pieces to a shallow bowl or dish.
Continue with Step 5 above.
If you are also serving handsome gentlemen at this soirée, you could always forgo the "oh so pretty" floral confetti, and rim their margarita with the traditional salt. Cheers!
Adapted from Abby Larson of Style Me Pretty